All change at the Park Lane Hilton

Dubai-based Chinese restaurant Shanghai Me is to take over the Galvin brothers’ former Windows perch on the 28th storey of the Park Lane Hilton, as London’s oldest skyscraper hotel reshuffles its dining offer.

In the second part of the reshuffle, Amsterdam steakhouse group Mr Porter is moving in to the lower ground floor site occupied for 60 years by the London outpost of international tiki bar chain Trader Vic’s, which served its last mai tai in 2022.

Shanghai Me, which is slated to open later this year, is a Pan-Asian concept inspired by Art Deco Shanghai in the 1930s. It will be the third London opening in 2024 from UAE-based Russian entrepreneur Evgeny Kuzin’s Fundamental Hospitality group, following Greek ‘taverna’ Gaia in Piccadilly and French-accented La Maison Ani in Knightsbridge. Chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin closed Windows in April, after 18 years at the Hilton.

Meanwhile, Mr Porter is scheduled to open in the hotel’s lower ground floor some time in September. The fourth venue in the group after Amsterdam, Barcelona and an Ibiza pop-up, it serves steaks of various types along with a carpaccio range, lamb racks and baby back ribs, and is expected to feature a lounge, bar and ‘wine library’.

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