Marriott unveils details for new London bar

marriott park laneMarriott International has revealed more details of its new stand-alone restaurant and bar Lanes of London which is due to officially open at its Park Lane hotel in January.

With a soft opening planned for the end of December, the bar will offer “an intimate space and relaxed atmosphere” for cocktails plus premium spirits and craft ales.

It will be on the ground-floor of the five-star London Marriott Hotel Park Lane in a space formerly used for its 140 Park Lane Restaurant & Bar.

The bar will be managed by Francesco Turrini who was previously at other London venues including Mark’s Bar at Hix in Soho, Milk & Honey and, most recently, The Luggage Room, the stand-alone cocktail bar at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

The cocktails will reflect the international flavours in the Lanes of London restaurant, with twisted classics ranging from a West London Gimlet to a Pi-Nam Colada.

It will offer ales from Meantime Brewery in Greenwich, London, and spirits from west London’s Sipsmith distillery. Bar snacks, starters and light entrées will also be available in the bar.

The interiors have been developed by leading bar and club design practice Blacksheep, whose other projects include the nearby Whisky Mist in Mayfair.

The design of the restaurant and bar draws on the character of the existing late Edwardian mansion block designed by Frank Verity in the 19th century, retaining a classical feel of London with a contemporary twist.

The interior incorporates elements of marble, aged brass, traditional leaded glazing, racing green leather, rustic oak and antique detailing throughout.

The restaurant’s cuisine will represent “a celebration of London at the forefront of the international food and drink scene and the multicultural cooking the capital offers”.

Representing the “many lanes of London”, dishes will range from Indian cooking synonymous with Brick Lane, the Vietnamese influences of Kingsland Road, Lebanese flavours from Edgware Road and British classics from Portobello Road.

Signature dishes will include Indian butter chicken, Lebanese kafta meshwi, Vietnamese bun thit nuong and British desserts such as Poor Knights of Windsor.

Made with locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable produce, the small plates promise to “offer a trip around the global food scene”, suitable for sharing.

The executive head chef is Anshu Anghotra, alumnus of Raymond Blanc’s Industry Cooking School at the Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Zodiac at Hanbury Manor, who trained under Mark Gautier.

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, Lanes of London also features a private dining room.

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