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Jamie Oliver's new restaurant may need luxury tablecloths

Another project for Jamie Oliver

With a new baby, an Emmy and a popular TV series under his belt already, 2010 has been a great year for Jamie Oliver. However, it's about to get even better. The three-time-winner of the Observer Food Magazine food personality of the year is about to open a brand new restaurant in one of London's most premium areas.

Barbacoa is a collaborative project with American barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang, and is set to open on November 8th. Located in London's New Change Mall, a newly-opened complex in the Square Mile itself, the restaurant promises to provide panoramic views of St Paul's Cathedral and the London skyline, making it one of the best locations in the city.

Luxury or rustic?

It's easy to imagine a setting such as this would require the utmost in luxury and class, including pristine white tablecloths and contemporary cloth napkins. However, Barbacoa claims to be "a celebration of the relationship between fire and food", specialising in smoked, fired and barbecued meats, and including an in-house butcher so diners can recreate their meals at home.

As a result, interior designer Tom Dixon may choose to replicate his previous industrial-style designs that did away with tablecloths, to create a more rustic feel. But perhaps given the prestigious setting of the new eatery, Barbacoa will be luxuriously furnished with a fiery red colour scheme to echo the theme of the food.

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