Acclaimed London nightclub The Cross is set to launch its debut restaurant this spring. Named ‘Wild’ as a nod to the late night debauchery the nightclub is famed for, the 55-cover restaurant will serve diners a carefully curated Mediterranean menu designed for sharing.
Having built a cult reputation in the London dance music scene between 1993 and 2007, The Cross reopened after 15 years in its new guise in September 2022. A six-story destination for guests to drink, dine, and dance the night away, Wild will be the perfect addition to the evening’s entertainment.
Located on the first floor, the restaurant will serve a produce-led, seasonally changing menu from Head Chef Luis Diego Loria Ortega (previously of Brasserie Blanc Threadneedle Street and The Ivy St John’s Wood), where diners can expect a selection of dishes incorporating light sharing plates of mezze style dishes accompanied by succulent meat, seafood and fish, all complemented by an array of vegetarian delights, in keeping with the restaurant’s inspiration. General Manager Max Giacometti joins the expert team, following tenures at the likes of KOKO, 5 Hertford Street and Annabel’s.
The bar at The Cross, located on the ground floor, is a destination in its own right, whilst proving to be the perfect pre or post dinner pitstop. Visitors can expect a distinctive drinks menu, centreing around biodynamic and low intervention wines, as well as signature cocktails which include the Coconut Margarita blending Cazcabel Coconut Tequila, Lemon, Cointreau and a Coconut rim, the Pandan Whisky Sour showcasing Woodford Reserve Bourbon with Lemon, Sugar, Pandan, Egg White, The Cross Bitters and Orange Zest, and the Pecan Pie Old Fashioned, an intriguing take on a classic but with The Cross’ inimitable twist.
Visitors to the bar will find themselves in a characterful room adorned with reclaimed timber beams, contrasted with a luxurious collection of bespoke furniture, allowing guests to relax and enjoy cocktails in a cool, comfortable and intimate space.
Gemma Reilly, co-founder of The Cross comments:
‘We’re hugely excited to launch Wild at The Cross – the restaurant will offer our guests the perfect way to kick off an evening of drinking, dancing, and dining. We’ve created a space where diners can relax in a comfortable, beautiful, and inclusive setting, before carrying on the party with great music across our dance spaces.’
Address: The Cross, 2-4 Wharfdale Rd., London N1 9RY
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 6pm-11pm