The NY institution that is Balthazar will  be continuing the US tradition on our shores next year with it's first UK opening, Balthazar London in Covent Garden on the site of The Old Theatre Museum.

Richard Caring and Keith McNally have been rumored to be using this site for a Balthazar ever since they acquired it though it has not been confirmed until now.

But today Keith McNally has confirmed his plans in an interview with Evening Standard Magazine saying ‘This will not be some Far Eastern copy, everything will be made in the US, the real McCoy,’ says Caring. ‘It won't be a copy of the New York Balthazar, but it will be in its image.'

The new eatery will be opening next year though there is no month confirmed just yet it will be on the corner of Wellington Street and Russell Street, London WC2.