What: Laurent Tourondel at The Cafe Royal
In a nutshell: Swish hotel restaurant gets a name chef
Summing it all up: The Hotel Cafe Royal has created a brand new first-floor restaurant - and has recruited French chef Laurent Tourondel (who's big in the States) to look after it.
The Cafe Royal is a pretty impressive looking place - but it's been lacking a restaurant that the opulence really deserves. Now they're hoping that changes with the announcement of the next chef to lead their restaurant.
Taking over will be French chef Laurent Tourondel. He's not a name here - although he has worked in the city before at Boodles - but has restaurants in New York, Miami, Charlotte in North Carolina, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and the Caribbean. At this stage, little is known about the menu other than it will have "international influences" and there will be a sushi bar too (as well as an open kitchen).
And the restaurant won't be in the same place as the Ten Room - instead, they've created a new restaurant on the first floor of the hotel, all designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni. With a new look to the hotel's reception, it should be a pretty impressive sight.
We'll add more on the menu as we get it.
More about Laurent Tourondel at The Cafe Royal
Where is it? 68 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 4DY
When does it open? May 2018
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