Jamie Oliver has announced the opening date for his new Covent Garden restaurant.

The foodie polymath’s latest venture, Jamie Oliver Catherine St is the 48-year-old’s return to the UK restaurant business since his chain of Italian restaurants collapsed four years ago.

Housed in a Grade I listed building in Covent Garden, Jamie Oliver Catherine St will open on November 28.

The Resident: Jamie's newest venture marks his return to the restaurant industryJamie's newest venture marks his return to the restaurant industry (Image: Photo: Oxford Mail)

The restaurant will be provenance-led, using independent suppliers and producers and which showcases Jamie’s ethos of creating accessible, healthy food for families.

The 130-cover restaurant, which has an additional 30 seats on its terrace, will use suppliers such as Flourish Produce, Westcombe Dairy, and Wild Card Brewery to create some of Jamies most loved dishes and as well as new recipes available only to try at Jamie Oliver Catherine St.  

The restaurant will see Jamie work alongside a high-calibre team, including head chef Chris Shail, who has worked with Oliver for eight years.

Pastry chef Emma Jackson has also joined the project, after working in kitchens at Soho Farmhouse and Petersham Nurseries.

The Resident: The TV chef will bring his wholesome, family-focused dining back to London The TV chef will bring his wholesome, family-focused dining back to London (Image: Jamie Oliver)

General manager Caezer Cruz has worked with Jamie for 16-years and will head up the front of house team.

Jamie, who grew up in a family of publicans, first announced he had a project brewing in November through Instagram with garnered 25,000 likes at the time.

The post said: “I am SO happy to announce my return to the UK restaurant industry that I love so dearly with my new place @jamieolivercatherinest!!

“We’re creating a menu that reflects my love of Britain’s rich & diverse food culture and champions independent producers and suppliers.

“My hope is that Catherine St will be a wonderfully welcoming, happy place to dine, with great service, and delicious food at its heart. To say I’m excited is an understatement! Hope to see you at Catherine St later this year.”

In a formal statement, Jamie added that the restaurant “feels like an opportunity to celebrate where I’ve come from, and I’ll be sharing dishes inspired by the food that’s shaped me, dishes that I grew up cooking on the line”.

He also added that the restaurant will “go big” on daily specials and that the “robust” menu will have something for everyone.

“It definitely feels like a pivotal moment in my career”, Jamie continued, “and some of the very best of my restaurant teams over the years have come back to join me on this next part of the journey.”

Address: 6 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5JY

Website: jamieolivercatherinestreet.com