Our nations’ capital sure does have its fair share of restaurant openings and July is certainly going to be a busy month. Finding something new as a corporate event planner is hard work! To find that new place where there is a glint of interest but where most people haven’t yet had the chance to go is key in getting those clients to say “yes” to your event invitation.
Of course there is about 50 new openings in July however below are the ones I am excited about!.
Mondrian London – Sea Containers House
I was lucky enough to do a hard-hat tour of the Mondrian London at Sea Containers House and whilst it is not due to open until late Summer, I am pretty excited. The Mondrian will host a variety of bars and restaurants none more exciting that the roof top bar with its panoramic views of London.
In terms of meeting and events space, the hotel offers a boardroom which can accommodate up to 273 reception or 176 banquet. The hotel also boasts a private screening room which will seat up to 56 theatre style (perfect for an event with a screening). Without having a firm opening date it is quite difficult to commit to an event however it really is worth a look for when it does even, if it is just to get yourself an invite to the launch party (hint hint). You can find out more about their event spaces and floor plans here.
Hawksmoor – Knightsbridge
Need I give an opening blurb? Everyone knows Hawksmoor and if you don’t, you’ve been living under a rock!
The newest addition to the Hawksmoor family is on Yeoman’s Row, just off the Brompton Road and very close to Harrods. It’s this location that makes it perfect for overseas clients and visitors were they can be dazzled by it’s very glam art-deco interior. The usual steak is on offer alongside a variety of seafood dishes. This branch opened on 3 July and a pretty good guess would be that it is always full so book early for both private and group reservations!
This is the second opening of Lima with the first Loma Fitzrovia in 2012 and, which last year, became the first Peruvian restaurant in Europe to gain a Michelin star. According to their website, Lima is
“showcasing Peru as a country full of diversity: ecologically, culturally and historically, sharing an authentic and native culinary offering”
This second offering in Covent Garden will have a restaurant and a bar area where instead of the full dining experience, patrons can just sample ‘piqueos’ or “small plates’. You can find out more about Lima here to see how you can use this unique restaurant for your event needs!