Edwardian Hotels London is to open an Italian and Peruvian-inspired tapas restaurant, Monmouth Kitchen, inside the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street hotel.
The group, which owns and manages 12 luxury hotels in London and Manchester, launched May Fair Kitchen on Stratton Street, London, earlier this year and is expecting to open the new 106-cover restaurant and lounge bar at Seven Dials, Covent Garden, at the end of August.
Monmouth Kitchen will be led by ex-Nobu head of private dining Amir Jati and will merge modern Peruvian cuisine with Mediterranean flavours in a relaxed environment with a terrace on Monmouth Street. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Dishes on the menu include smoked lamb cutlets with red anticucho; pan-fried salmon with Calabrian chilli salsa; and sea bass ceviche with avocado, white corn and red onion, lobster ceviche and tomato ceviche. For dessert, there will be chocolate caliente; warm Peruvian chocolate spring rolls served with fresh passion fruit sauce and coconut sorbet; and pera sencacion, white chocolate and vanilla yoghurt mousse, pistachio sponge, honey ice-cream and pear compote.
Drinks will be Peruvian-inspired, such as the Lima Collins made with La Caravedo Pisco Quebranta, jasmine tea, syrup and lemon with soda; Batida, comprising Abelha cchaca, coconut milk, condensed milk, guava, mango and lime; and Pisco Sour with Barsol Quebranta Pisco, lime, egg white, sugar and bitters.
Jati said: "The restaurant and bar at Monmouth Kitchen will offer the best of May Fair Kitchen with a Seven Dials twist that reflects the more casual, street-style food found in the area. Drawing on the district's strong fashion credentials, the interior and uniforms reflect the cool, urban neighbourhood and we are shaking up the restaurant space, adding in a robata grill, open kitchen and a combination of high quality, contemporary and relaxed materials."
Rob Steul, creative director, Edwardian Hotels London, added: "The design incorporates smart, black and white marble tables with concrete floors and architectural brick screens, mixing rough with smooth textures. Clear glass windows provide an open aspect out onto Monmouth Street, engaging with the street to create an inviting, fun and lively place to grab great food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere."
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