Claridge’s opens the art décor doors to Claridge’s Restaurant in the legendary hotel. The classically inspired but contemporary British restaurant, which will fully open in September, was previously known as Claridge’s Restaurant over 20 years ago. Much like Claridge’s itself, with its welcoming approach and all day à la carte, it is set to be at the beating heart of the Mayfair community, appealing to Londoners and visitors alike.
Claridge’s Restaurant is operated in house by the hotel, in true Claridge’s style, with chef Coalin Finn heading up the kitchen. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu features classically inspired dishes, enhanced with modern twists. Served from the kitchen’s striking, marble-framed doors, highlights include Dorset snails, Turbot grenobloise, grilled native Lobster, and a chocolate souffle tart.
The restaurant has been designed by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, with homage to the hotel’s art deco design heritage. A contemporary color palette is complemented with Calcutta Viola marble and antique brass. Mosaic flooring, central leather banquettes and dramatic pendant lamps, in the style of art deco architect Joseph Hoffman, add a sense of true glamour to the space. The restaurant’s distinctive art deco starburst skylights were designed by Guy Oliver and artwork has been chosen from Claridge’s extensive private collection, with pieces from Sean Scully, Guggi, Richard Gorman and two new bespoke commissions by Brian Clarke. Daylight floods in from the expansive windows along Davies Street which offer access to an alfresco terrace stretching the length of the hotel. An art-filled private dining room features a playful take on paneling by next gen artist Sam Wood.
The high-gloss tortoiseshell bar within Claridge’s Restaurant is the perfect Mayfair spot to order an aperitif or classic seasonal cocktail. Heroes include the Ambre Highball – a white wine spritzer with notes of stone fruit – and the Peach Piquant mixed with tequila and mezcal.