New York restaurant concept Hotel Chantelle is crossing the Atlantic. The so-called dining-meets-nightlife destination is set to open in London's Orchard Street this July.
Spearheading its first international expansion are restaurateurs and partners Frank Alessio, Kyle O'Brien, Ravi Patel and executive chef Seth Levine.
The restaurant will have 100 seats and room for 250 people standing. It will be open from 11.30am to 11pm, with late-night dining until 3am from Thursday to Saturday.
Levine is introducing his menu of new American and ‘fun French fare', which includes signature dinner dishes such as waffle-crusted fried chicken with maple syrup cotton candy. Diners can expect inventive presentation, too, such as tuna tartare cigar served in a vintage glass ashtray. Average spend per head will be £50-60.
Hotel Chantelle London will continue the complementary partnership with Joe Fournier's Bonbonniere nightclub, which has occupied the premises below the restaurant since 2014. Bonbonniere opened below Hotel Chantelle New York on Manhattan's Lower East Side in January.
Named after a World War II safehouse, the original restaurant draws a celebrity crowd, including Katy Perry, Channing Tatum and Sophia Bush.
The London venue will reflect the atmosphere of its New York sibling, which was designed as a Parisian oasis. Frosty white tiles will cover the ceiling of the 2,500 sq ft dining area to recreate the retractable ceiling at the flagship restaurant. There will also be park benches, lamppost lighting and draped floral greenery.
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