Manhattan restaurant and late-night bar to open site in London


Hotel Chantelle

Manhattan restaurant and late-night bar Hotel Chantelle has confirmed plans to open a site in London’s West End, offering cocktails and French cuisine.

Opening in July, the London outpost will be above nightclub Bonbonniere in Orchard Street off Oxford Street near Selfridges in Marylebone.

The new Hotel Chantelle promises “a creative menu that marries upscale American dining with fun French fare in a relaxed and social setting”, weaving together molecular gastronomy, comfort food and haute cuisine.

Named after a World War II safe house, the original restaurant and nightspot was opened by Ravi Patel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 2011. It has developed a loyal clientele including celebrities such as Katy Perry, Channing Tatum, Sophia Bush and Liam Hemsworth.

The new London site will be inspired by the design of the rooftop dining space in New York, transporting guests to a Parisian garden oasis via Manhattan. Frosty white glass tiles will cover the ceiling of the 2,500 sq ft dining area, resembling a naturally sky-lit setting much like the retractable roof at its Manhattan location.

Park benches, lamppost lighting and draping floral greenery will be a backdrop to a “relaxed yet sophisticated vibe”, with seating for 100 guests.

Hotel Chantelle will be open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner from 11.30am to 11pm. Late-night dining will be available from Thursday to Saturday until 3am, and weekend brunch will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm.

For the food, they promise guests will enjoy “inventive presentations, unique food pairings and an innovative take on New York classics that will keep their experiences new and surprising time and time again”.

Signature dinner items will include waffle-crusted fried chicken with maple syrup cotton candy and a tuna tartare cigar served in a vintage glass ashtray, while brunch entrees will feature frosted flake-encrusted stuffed French toast.

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