Daniel Humm and Will Guidara to Open Restaurant at Claridge’s

(Benoit Linero) Photo by Benoit Linero

It was announced today that chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara of Make It Nice Hospitality will take the helm at Claridge’s new restaurant, Davies & Brook, set to open summer 2019.

Widely regarded as two of the world’s culinary leaders and innovators, Humm and Guidara operate Eleven Madison Park, voted No. 1 in the world by The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, as well as the NoMad restaurants and bars in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and Made Nice, a fast-casual restaurant in New York City. 

The restaurant, which will be designed by Brad Cloepfil from Allied Works, who recently completed a redesign of Eleven Madison Park, will be led by executive chef Dmitri Magi, previously chef de cuisine at Eleven Madison Park. Davies & Brook will focus on “warm, inviting and engaging hospitality.” Guests of the fine dining restaurant can expect a menu “that embraces the heritage of its location with a contemporary sensibility.”

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In a written release, Humm said: “Having the opportunity to bring our cuisine and hospitality to the most storied hotel in the world is really a remarkable feeling and a dream come true. But on a more personal level, this is my first time opening a restaurant in Europe, a place I left so many years ago to forge a career in America. Most people don’t know this, but I even worked at Claridge’s when I was 15 years only and it left an indelible mark on me. Claridge’s has always been a place I’ve felt connected to, so being able to come full circle Is really emotional and exciting – it feels likes coming home.”

No dates for the official opening or bookings has been announced.

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