Our open kitchen is home to an ever-changing line-up of talented chefs from around the world who share our philosophy on what eating out should be all about: amazing cooking, friendly service, a relaxed environment and a shared experience from one table to the next.

Starting with Ollie in the kitchen - who has the enviable task of curating the line-up - our team works closely with the resident chefs to ensure that no matter who’s cooking, the Carousel personality is always at the heart of the experience.

Advanced bookings mean less food wastage, which is a good thing for us but an even better thing for the planet.

One sitting - doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Gift vouchers available on request.


Le Grand Bain 14th - 18th August 2018

Le Grand Bain

14th - 18th August 2018

The best things in Paris tend to be the ones the locals keep to themselves. But in this day and age, word gets out eventually... Step forward Edward Delling-Williams and his red-hot neo-bistro, Le Grand Bain. Previously head chef at the ever-popular Au Passage and before that, St John, the Englishman has been making quite the splash at this Belleville hidden gem (for ‘hidden gem’ read ‘nigh on impossible to get a table’). The ever-changing, super-seasonal menu of “combustible little bombs, whose fuses are lit live in the windowed kitchen” [Le Fooding] is nothing short of exceptional, featuring instant hits like smoked oysters (wreathed in spirals of apple wood smoke under a bell jar); yellowtail tartare with fennel, crispy pork skin, and fresh herbs; and roasted lamb shoulder that falls to bits at the gentlest prod. The wines are adventurous, the atmosphere is downright rowdy and everyone leaves grinning ear to ear. What more can you ask for?

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Rafael Cagali 21st - 25th August 2018

Rafael Cagali

21st - 25th August 2018

Brazilian Rafael Cagali joins us fresh from opening Aulis London, Simon Rogan’s boundary-pushing Soho development kitchen. Rafael’s experimental multi-course tasting menus - served to just eight lucky diners at a time in a secret location - showcase the kind of imagination and mind- blowing technique you’d expect from a chef who learnt everything he knows from the best in the world at A Villa Feltrinelli (**), The Fat Duck (***), Martin Berasategui (***), Quique Dacosta (***) and Fera (*). Rafael’s Carousel residency marks the beginning of his hotly anticipated solo career, as he sets out to emulate the achievements of his illustrious former employers. His exquisite menu features a series of perfectly balanced dishes, from ‘Cured Arctic Char, Tomato Essence, Kohlrabi and Dill’ and ‘Hand-Dived Raw Scallops, Roe and Fennel Juice’, right through to ‘Chlorophyll Tortellini, Deer and Nettles’ and ‘Short Rib, Artichoke, Chard and Chimichurri’. Remember the name...

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Err 28th August - 1st September


28th August - 1st September

“Urban rustic Thai food”, “Thai izakaya”, “Thai Tapas”. However you choose to describe Err, know this... It’s the latest labour of love from chefs Bo and Dylan of Bangkok’s Bo.lan (no. 19 in the World’s 50 Best) and a shrine to that most marvellous of things: Thai drinking food. Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava and Dylan ‘Lan’ Jones came up with the idea when they were “half cut and super hungry”... The kitchen uses “all the same stuff” as Bo.lan, hand- pounding the curry pastes and pressing the coconut cream every day, but the overall vibe is more casual and raw. Dishes like ‘Issan Style Pork Sausage cured with Organic Gaba Rice’ and ‘BBQ Pork Ribs China Town Style’ are made for sharing (“don’t be a loner!”), accompanied by extraordinary cocktails like their ‘GMtini’, made with “Mr Popcorn” Corn Spirit, Lime, Thai basil and Cinnamon. OMFG...

Suhjung Lee and Yujung Kim 4th - 15th September

Suhjung Lee and Yujung Kim

4th - 15th September

Meet Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim, co-founders of contemporary Korean hot spot 'Boksoondoga F1963' in Busan, South Korea’s second city. Sharing its name with the trendy makgeolli (traditional fermented rice wine) brewery next door, the project is the culmination of years spent on the road in pursuit of inspiration from the best in the world. Lee cut his teeth at three Michelin star El Celler de Can Roca (Girona), L'Astrance (Paris) and Restaurant Andre (Singapore), while pastry chef Kim’s own stellar journey counts Mingles (Seoul) - no. 15 in Asia’s 50 Best - among its highlights. Their creative menus reinterpret classical French and European ideas using seasonal ingredients and traditional Korean products (including Lee’s secret weapon: a potent twenty-year fermented soy sauce), and the results are every bit as good as they sound.

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Restaurant C 7th - 11th August 2018

Restaurant C

7th - 11th August 2018

To call Arnout van der Kolk’s cooking precise would be an understatement. The menu at acclaimed Amsterdam restaurant ‘C’ is split into different sections, from 0-20°C (‘raw and cold’) all the way up to 200°C (‘grill and plancha’), giving diners an intriguing flavour of what different temperatures can do to different ingredients. Achieving such precision takes some skill, and it’s no surprise that Arnout’s previous experience includes some of the country’s most lauded establishments (** Restaurant Ciel Bleu, *** Oud Sluis and ** Aan de Poel, amongst others). To the haters who would accuse ‘C’ of being gimmicky, they need to try his sub-zero creation of ‘Chocolate, Peanut, Banana and Caramel’ first before opening their mouths. His choice of ingredients is key to the overall experience, as are the masterful cocktail pairings, but you won’t need any Dutch courage before attempting his Carousel menu. Just a healthy appetite and a thermometer.

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Sushi Sho 31st July - 4th August 2018

Sushi Sho

31st July - 4th August 2018

You remember Carl Ishizaki, right? Described by Vice Munchies last time he joined us in London as a “sushi Jedi”, the softly-spoken, half-Swedish, half- Japanese chef is the creative force behind Stockholm favourite Sushi Sho and its daily-changing omakase menus of tsumami (‘drinking snacks’) and nigiri. The twelve-seater hole-in-the-wall has a Michelin star and one of the Swedish capital’s most enviable sake cellars but don't expect hushed tones or any reverent bowing. Sushi Sho’s charm is its laid-back, unpretentious vibes and its soundtrack of 80s bangers. That and it's gloriously fresh seafood and impeccable flavour combinations. Think ‘Soy Cured Egg Yolk, Okra, Toasted Rice, Octopus and Abalone’ or ‘Seared Langoustine brushed with Sake and Soy’. The return of Carl (and the rest of his amiable gang of itamae / sake sommeliers) follows a one-off weekend of cooking, creativity and art with us down in St Ives as we team up with our friends at Tate for a second year running.

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Carousel x Tate St Ives x Sushi Sho 26th, 27th & 28th July

Carousel x Tate St Ives x Sushi Sho

26th, 27th & 28th July

We're over the moon to be collaborating with Tate again this summer. This time we're bringing our open kitchen ethos to St Ives for a one-off weekend of culinary creativity and contemporary art in the company our number one Swedish-Japanese amigo Carl Ishizaki of Stockholm’s Michelin-starred omakase phenomenon, Sushi Sho. Working with the freshest local fish, handpicked from the day boats each morning, we're teaming up with Carl and the Tate St Ives team to create a unique Cornish-inspired sushi experience with one of the best views in the land. Book yourselves on the sleeper from Paddington and join the party.

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