New York-style dining for new luxury hotel in Knightsbridge

The Emory, a new luxury hotel overlooking Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, opens next week, with a signature restaurant from New York celeb chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Billed as London’s first all-suite hotel, the nine-storey Emory was designed by the late architect Richard Rogers and is clad in his trademark glass panels. It is the fourth London hotel in the Maybourne group, which owns Claridge’s and the Connaught, and the first since the Berkeley, next door, opened in 1972.

The restaurant, ABC Kitchens, will combine elements of the Alsace-born chef’s three ABC restaurants in New York, with an American-accented all-day menu ranging from snacks such as pretzel-crusted calamari and beef carpaccio to pizzas or pastas, tacos and burgers, and a choice of high-end seafood including whole grilled turbot for two and lobster roasted in the pizza oven.

It is his second restaurant in London following Jean-Georges at the Connaught, which is celebrated mainly for its afternoon tea – described as “deeply costing” in the 2024 Harden’s guide – rather than for its “ubiquitous, international-luxe menu”.

The Emory opens on Thursday 4 April. It also features the Emory Bar, with a large courtyard space which is open in the morning for coffee.

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