I’d guess that Tracks & Records will serve fast food…
As you’d expect from the fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt simply can’t sit still. Despite retiring from athletics, he’s now carving out new careers in professional football and the restaurant industry. On October 10th, he’ll open the first UK branch of his Jamaican restaurant chain, Tracks & Records, in Shoreditch. With a focus on the food and drink of Bolt’s homeland, we reckon this spot will be going for gold before long.
Having established three outposts in Jamaica, London made perfect sense for the next restaurant – after all, Bolt did win three Olympic golds here back in 2012. Tracks & Records will serve Jamaican cuisine such as jerk chicken, curried mutton, fried fish, and bammy (cassava flatbread), with Bolt’s favourites on the menu. Just as exciting is the in-house rum bar, which will stock 150 rums with a strong Jamaican focus.
The space will be decked out with wall art, vinyls, and sports memorabilia from the sprinter’s career, whilst they’re also managing to fit a dancefloor and club into the two storey space. Expect soundtracks heavy on reggae and dub, as well as live sets from some of London’s top DJs. Tracks & Records is envisaged as the kind of place you’ll wind up lingering in for the evening. Hey, you might as well take your time, as there’s no finish line in sight…
Location: 94 Middlesex Street, Shoreditch, E1 7EZ. Nearest station is Liverpool Street. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: 11am-midnight (Mon to Wed), 11am-1am (Thu to Sat), 10am-9:30pm (Sun).
Price: still TBC.
More information: on their website.