Former owner of Kantina and Black George, Miljan Karac, closed Black George earlier in the summer announcing the Talbot Street location would be undergoing a dramatic concept change. Karac built his reputation on stellar Balkan-inspired cuisine, informed with modern farm to table ideals. Kantina was at the epicenter of Downtown London’s culinary cool.
After 5 years, Kantina morphed into Black George for a year, closed, and has more recently evolved to become Ritual Café. From recent conversations with Karac, Ritual Café is an alternative to the other independent cafés in the downtown Market district. The stripped down café has both the authenticity of an indie operation and a decidedly bohemian feel. Ritual Café officially opens on Friday July 29th, and there is no doubt that it will become a community hub. Expect local chefs to make cameo appearances in the kitchen for special pop-up events and dinners. In the meantime, follow Café Ritual on twitter @londonritual Stay tuned.
- Bryan Lavery