Quaglino’sin the heart of London’s Mayfair St James’s, is re-opening its doors on Friday 17th October 2014 following a full-scale, multi-million pound renovation, with a contemporary European menu from new Executive Chef Mickael Weiss and a bespoke programme of curated late-night live music performances and events.
The re-launch celebrates 85 years of Quaglino’s iconic heritage; from its opening in 1929 by legendary Giovanni Quaglino, to Terence Conran’s celebrated remodelling in the 1990s, right through to the restaurant’s present day status .
A modern interior redesign by Russell Sage Studio sees the sweeping staircase, balcony bar, main restaurant and mezzanine private dining rooms restored, along with the addition of a central cocktail bar and a stage for live music performances. Art deco touches remain, with furniture and colour palettes alluding to the era when Quaglino’s was first established.
New dishes include Cheltenham beetroot with goat’s curd, winter leaves, walnuts and dried apricots, Seared hand-dived Kings scallop in the shell with tomato, samphire and Ligurian olive oil and Lobster raviolo, spinach, golden raisins, espelette chilli and lobster emulsion, with feature dishes to share including Spiced Romney Marsh lamb shoulder, young spinach, apricot, almond, parsley and goat’s curd.
A 300-bin wine list focuses on renowned European regions and additions from the New World.