Fresh from his debut in the Australian professional soccer league, sprinting icon Usain Bolt is about to dip his toes into the London hospitality scene. The restaurant, named Tracks & Records, will open near Liverpool Street Station and is supposedly the first of 15 venues set to be opened by the Olympic gold medallist.
The restaurant will open its doors on October 10 and promises “lunch in 9.58 minutes or its free”, a reference to Bolt’s 100m world record time. The menu features classic Caribbean dishes such as fried fish, bammy and jerk chicken. The bar will stock 100 varieties of Jamaican rum, along with a range of specialty cocktails. There will also be a dancefloor with DJs playing reggae music until the early hours of the morning.
“Your senses will be tingling the second you step through our doors and smell the aromas of our menu,” according to the website. “We use fresh, local ingredients to create dynamic menu items that are sure to leave you wanting more, more, more. Not to mention our drink menu with a host of delicious and exciting cocktails sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.”