Heron Tower signs up Drake & Morgan and Sushi Samba

01 February 2011 by
Heron Tower signs up Drake & Morgan and Sushi Samba

Heron Tower has signed up pub group Drake & Morgan and US restaurant operator Sushi Samba to run the two hospitality outlets at the development in London.

The 46-storey office tower, which will be the tallest building in the City, will include a restaurant and bar space on the ground floor as well as a restaurant and sky bar occupying the top three floors.

Drake & Morgan, the privately owned bar group, which currently operates four venues in London, has taken the 5,770sq ft ground floor space, which will be called the Drift.

Launching towards the end of May, it will feature two bars, a 250-seat restaurant with chef's table and a deli. Designed by Fusion Design, the site will offer guests views of Europe's largest privately owned aquarium, located in the Heron Tower lobby.

Meanwhile, Sushi Samba will operate the restaurant and sky bar at the top of the tower, which will be the group's first European outlet following sites in New York, Miami, Chicago and Las Vegas. Set to open in the autumn, it will serve a blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine.

The 13,423sq ft restaurant, designed by architects CetraRuddy, will include two outdoor terraces offering views of the City and will be accessed from a dedicated street entrance on Bishopsgate. It will offer two restaurants open from breakfast to dinner as well as a bar and lounge and an event space.

Heron Tower will comprise a slender glass and stainless-steel clad structure of rising to 230 metres. It will form the centrepiece of Heron International's Heron Plaza development, incorporating new public spaces and a network of squares and gardens.

Luxury hotel group Four Seasons is developing a mixed-use project as a component of Heron Plaza.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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