The acclaimed chef Dani Garcia is gearing up to launch his first restaurant in the UK.
It comes as part of the anticipated arrival of the Mondrian Shoreditch London – after Accor bought the ill-fated Curtain – and with it, Garcia’s BIBO, described as “a lively, urban space for casual lunches and spirited dinners”.
Located on the lower ground floor of the hotel, BIBO will be García’s fifth restaurant under the banner and the concept, joining others in Marbella, Madrid, Tarifa, Doha and Málaga.
Each restaurant operating under the brand combines García’s Andalusian heritage with the techniques and ingredients of each BiBo location.
García said: “It is an honor to open our first UK based restaurant alongside our amazing partners Accor and the Reuben Brothers, and we are excited to establish the property as the heart of the Shoreditch food scene.
“I have always been fascinated by the vibrant energy of London and look forward to seeing our most iconic dishes such as the “oxtail brioche” and “creamy ham croquettes” being enjoyed by this new public”
Chadi Farhat, the chief operating officer for the venture, added: “It is an incredible honor to work with Dani and his team to bring their tremendous culinary talent to our Mondrian hotel in London.
“BIBO will become a destination for Londonners and travelers alike. This is the beginning of our global collaboration with Dani which will bring his culinary concepts to our hotels across the globe.”
From the menu, guests can expect pulled oxtail brioche with thin mushroom slices, DG sauce and rocket; a Russian salad of potato, extra virgin olive oil mayo, tuna belly, fried quail eggs and garlic chips; and and guacamole made tableside in a molcajete mortar, with avocado, green peas, broken-up burrata, mint and nachos.
The wine list has been created by Wine Director Rodrigo Gonzalez, who after beginning his career as sommelier at the Ritz Carlton alongside Chef Martin Berasategui joined Dani García’s team in 2018.