A new Parisian-style champagne bar inspired by champagne Perrier-Jouët has been launched at London restaurant and bar Gilgamesh.
With the name Belle Époque, it has décor reflecting the early 20th century in Paris when the champagne house produced its first bottle of its prestige cuvée Belle Époque.
It has been created in the space formerly occupied by the Camden restaurant’s quirky Tea House. The menu features Perrier- Jouët champagnes, including the Belle Époque Blanc de Blanc 2002, as well as a list of champagne cocktails at £15 each.
It coincides with plans to carry out a full refurbishment of Gilgamesh’s main lounge bar and restaurant with its 40ft floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof.
A new chef’s table has already increased the restaurant’s capacity with a personal menu design service. Diners will be able to see their dishes being prepared through a specially commissioned gold linen encrusted glass screen, with the head chef on hand to talk about their choice of food and wine.
Opened in 2006, Gilgamesh has a variety of dining and event spaces and specialises in pan-Asian cuisine such as sushi and sashimi as well as dim sum.