Ducksoup founders to launch new French restaurant

Opening on Borough Market's Stoney Street in February, Camille is a new provincial French-inspired restaurant from Clare Lattin and Tom Hill, founders of London's Ducksoup and Little Duck restaurants, as well as Emilia – an Italian osteria in Devon and the duo's latest venture.

Giving their take on French bistro-style dining, Camille will reflect the pair's travels across France. It will offer a simple, rustic approach to provenance-led cooking. The menu will feature produce from British growers, many of which will be sourced locally from suppliers within Borough Market, and a wine list that will showcase low-intervention and biodynamic bottles, focusing on small French producers and vineyards.

The kitchen will be led by ex-St John chef Elliot Hashtroudi, currently resident chef at Clapton's 107 wine bar, and the menu will feature dishes such as tete de veau schnitzel and dandelion, cep-stuffed chicken wing, veal sweetbreads and Montpellier butter, confit leeks and Lincolnshire poacher, and a fennel and brown butter custard tart. 

Hastroudi says of his cooking: "I love championing beautiful, seasonal British produce, working closely with our farmers and foragers directly. My cooking is inspired by provincial French cuisine but using what's right on our doorstep!"

Hill adds: "Elliot's cooking beautifully captures the rustic energy of French regional cooking and we're delighted to have him join us."

Ratnesh Bagdai, a long-time friend of Lattin and Hill, completes the team, bringing his 30 years of financial experience to the table. Bagdai is co-founder/finance director of Brindisa Kitchens Ltd and owner of a financial consultancy business specialising in hospitality.  

The restaurant will offer 40 covers and, later in the year, the doors will open onto an outdoor terrace offering seats for alfresco dining. 

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