The Lanesborough, London
14 April 2022 – The Lanesborough, London is delighted to announce the opening of The Lanesborough Grill, the hotel’s new flagship modern British restaurant, on Monday 25th April 2022 with acclaimed British Chef, Shay Cooper at its helm.
One of the UK’s most celebrated chefs, Shay’s stellar record has seen him earn The Bingham Hotel in Richmond a Michelin star, repeating this success as Executive Chef at The Goring, when the hotel was awarded its first Michelin Star during his tenure. In 2020, Shay was the launch chef for the reopening of the iconic Notting Hill Restaurant Julie’s; again, gaining rave reviews for his modern and subtly sophisticated take on traditional British cooking.
The Lanesborough, a masterpiece among London’s five-star hotels, is housed in a Regency townhouse of the grandest order. The Lanesborough Grill is located in a richly decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during the day by a domed glass roof while seductively aglow under softly lit chandeliers in the evening, making the perfect new home for this talented chef.
Shay Cooper says: “Our vision is to take the combination of tradition and innovation to create a compelling contemporary offering, using the very best of British produce to deliver unforgettable dining experiences in one of London’s most beautiful and atmospheric Regency dining rooms. It’s important that our guests enjoy more than just great food and drink – we want to infuse fun and creative elements and, of course, a sense of high glamour.”
He adds: “London is one of the world’s most established and diverse restaurant markets and it is a very exciting time to be launching a new restaurant concept.”
The Lanesborough Grill will showcase a seasonal modern British à la carte menu championing regional artisans and the very best of seasonal produce from around the country. Dishes will change frequently with key signature dishes served tableside on Gueridon trolleys, creating a sense of restaurant theatre. In addition, there will be a set menu available at lunch and dinner.
– Signature Dishes at The Lanesborough Grill include –
Coronation crab salad, curry leaf sabayon
Buttermilk fried quail, mushroom, spring salad and chicken vinaigrette
Orkney scallop, blood orange, monks beard, Jerusalem artichoke
Hereford beef tartare, potato crisps, cured egg yolk, truffle, and sherry dressing
Roast turbot on the bone, potted shrimp bearnaise
Beef Wellington, royale chestnut mushroom, oxtail, and bone marrow potatoes
Poached native lobster cooked with spring radishes, broad beans, peas, lemon verbena butter
Dover Sole, preparation – Grilled or Meunière
Yorkshire rhubarb trifle, earl grey custard, millionaire shortbread
Treacle tart, apricot preserve, natural yoghurt sorbet
Scottish raspberry souffle, all butter shortbread, lemon verbena ice cream
Manjari chocolate ganache, pecan praline, buttermilk caramel, crème fraiche ice cream
To perfectly accompany this exquisite new food offering, there is an extensive new wine list, pre- and post-dinner drinks menu in the cosy, firelit Withdrawing Room and Library Bar, or the option for excellent post-dinner cigars in the heated outdoor terrace, The Garden Room.
The Lanesborough Grill will also exhibit the work of some of the most exciting contemporary artists in the UK. In partnership with Art Acumen, pieces displayed by Britain’s leading art talent will be available for purchase, with a curation of new artworks being unveiled every six months. Art Acumen is a leading specialist art consultancy with 20 years of experience curating and commissioning art collections, programming bespoke creative events, and place-making through public art programmes.
For more information or to book, please visit www.oetkercollection.com/hotels/the-lanesborough/restaurants-bars/the-lanesborough-grill or call +44 (0)20 7259 5599
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