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Foodies of Covent Garden Rejoice: Henrietta to Open Soon

SEEN hears that acclaimed chef Ollie Dabbous and the global hospitality collective Experimental Group have partnered to open a fabulous new restaurant in the keenly anticipated Henrietta Hotel, right in the beating heart of London, Covent Garden. The hotel has been designed by Dorothée Mellichzon and is intimate – only 18 rooms – but will echo its sister hotel Grand Pigalle in Paris.

If you didn’t know, the Experimental Group is behind the Experimental Cocktail Club and Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, which makes them a good match for the talented Ollie Dabbous whom, you may remember, SEEN featured last year. He has gone from strength to strength with a further restaurant, Barnyard and his own cook book.

Founders of the Experimental Group, old friends Romée de Gorlainoff, Pierre-Charles Cros and Olivier Bon were later joined by Xavier Padovani. Together, they have changed the face of Parisian hospitality and are keen to develop their brand in London, having already done so in New York, Paris and Ibiza.

ECC_11 Ollie Dabbous Henrietta

The new 80-cover restaurant will be situated across the ground and first floors of the hotel, and will feature a simple and seasonal, ingredient-led menu, with a subtle nod to France, as you would expect.

Alongside the food offering, drinks historians and cocktail specialists Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller will be curating the drinks menu, featuring freshly sourced ingredients from around the UK. Henrietta sounds like an experience: great food in a boutique hotel in the heart of London.

Henrietta Hotel
14-15 Henrietta Street

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