It has been confirmed that the Pan Pacific London hotel, the first outpost for the Pan Pacific Hotels Group in Europe, will have a Singapore-influenced restaurant, bar and drawing room when it opens this summer.
Straits Kitchen, Ginger Lily and the Orchid Lounge at Pan Pacific London, located on Bishopsgate Plaza in the City, will be overseen by the hotel's executive chef Lorraine Sinclair and executive pastry chef Cherish Finden.
The menu at Straits Kitchen has been designed by group executive chef Tony Khoo and Sinclair and will showcase the melting pot of cuisines represented in Singapore, with dishes including wok-fry Singapore chilli mud crab; Scottish lobster nonya laksa; and butter-aged Buccleuch beef with roasted black garlic and Himalayan salted chips.
Ginger Lily will have an extensive Champagne list from more than 200 houses and claims to have the largest list of by-the-glass bubbles in the City of London. The cocktail menu will be inspired by Singaporean flavours and culture, overseen by Francesco Putignano, formerly of Seabird at the Hoxton Southwark. It will also have a list of more than 150 rums, including rare and lesser-known bottles from around the world. Chef Sinclair will curate an Asian small plates menu to complement the drinks offering.
The Orchid Lounge will offer two afternoon teas designed by Finden: one showcasing British sandwiches, scones and pâtisserie, and the Singaporean-inspired Kopi Tiam focusing on bao, dim sum and choux.