All-British fine dining concept Epoch are seeking £600,000 to open its first restaurant in central London.
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Epoch is the brainchild of Emily and Ruth, a sommelier and chef, who met whilst working at London’s exclusive 5 Star Ritz Hotel, and have since given up their full-time jobs to pursue Epoch. They believe it could be a big hit in the UK’s fine dining market, worth £100 million. At 22, Ruth is an award-winning chef, whilst Emily, 20, is the restaurant’s youngest ever female sommelier. Their idea pairs British wines with the best seasonal produce to offer a tasting menu with service to match.
Two investors are interested in Epoch. Lydia Forte, of the 5 Star Rocco Forte Hotel group, and chef and entrepreneur Atul Kochhar.