The Paris-based restaurant group are promising their “most luxurious restaurant” yet as they take over a four-storey townhouse on Kensington High Street. The ground floor and first floors are restaurant spaces seat 170 diners - the ground floor features an enormous lemon tree reaching to the ceiling whilst the first floor dining room of the 'palazzo' has a retractable glass ceiling. Above the botanical themed first floor is a “boudoir” styled bar and the basement space is being transformed into a “disco toilet”.
For food, the group has revived its famous cheese wheel pasta - now a four kilogram wheel of pecorino, stuffed with pasta covered in fresh black truffle, truffle cream and parmigiano foam. Elsewhere there will be pizza topped with caviar and lobster risotto. The palazzo to piatti doesn’t stop there, with their first-ever shareable chocolate fondue, made with half a kilo of the Valrhona chocolate.
Culatello di Zibello served with gnocchi fritti; burrata served with fresh seasonal truffle; lobster risotto with half lobster, clams, red gurnard and cuttlefish and a colossal truffle pasta for two with fresh black truffle, truffle cream and parmigiano foam, in a 4kg wheel of pecorino and the Cioccolato Fondue for two with Grand Cru Valrhona dark chocolate fondue and homemade churros.