Gezellig [CHe-’zel-iCH] is a Dutch word that’s best translated as “an atmosphere, which allows good times to happen”. It’s also the unpronounceable name that friends Wieteke Teppema, James Comyn and Graham Long have chosen for their hotly anticipated London opening. With years of experience between them both front and back of house at the likes of The Ledbury, Pied-A-Terre and most recently Elystan Street, the trio know this city’s restaurant scene as well as anybody and are firm believers that there’s still plenty of room for a warm, relaxing, unpretentious place offering hearty food made with the very best ingredients and the finest wines at an accessible price. We agree wholeheartedly, which is why we’re so thrilled to be hosting this very special Gezellig preview featuring instant classics like Szechuan Roasted Duck and the frankly obscene Riseley Cheese And Lamb Fat Toastie paired with super off-the-beaten track wines. Their aim? No one leaves hungry and everyone comes back.