Famed late-night NYC hotspot Hotel Chantelle (popular with starlets and Hollywood types) will open its first international outpost in London, a stone’s throw from Selfridges. The restaurant will reportedly offer French-American fusion fare that combines ‘molecular gastronomy, comfort food and haute cuisine’. Sounds rather trend-chasing to us but perhaps they will be able to pull it off?
Signature dishes include: Waffle-crusted fried chicken with maple syrup cotton candy and a tuna tartare cigar served in a vintage glass ashtray.
The London site is inspired by the design of the hotel’s rooftop dining space in New York, evoking a Parisian garden via Manhattan. The ceiling will be made up of frosted white glass tiles which apparently give the appearance of natural light (a nod to Chantelle’s retractable roof at its Lower East Side location).
Park benches, lamppost lighting and greenery provide the backdrop to the dining space, which seats 100 guests. It will open seven days a week, 11.30am- 11pm, with late-night dining Thursday-Saturday until 3am, and weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm.
Hotel Chantelle London arrives in Marylebone’s Orchard Street in July.