The Connaught in London will be welcoming a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in spring 2017.
The yet-to-be-named project will be located at the front of the hotel, in the space currently occupied by Espelette. Hélène Darroze will continue to operate her two-Michelin star restaurant on the other side of the hotel.
Chef Vongerichten’s restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. The menu will reflect Vongerichten’s farm-to-table cooking style but with a few twists. The space will be designed by architect John Heah who has recently completed a redesign project at sister hotel, The Berkeley.
The Maybourne Hotel Group – owner and operator of The Connaught, Claridge’s, and The Berkely – and Vongerichten have history together. The Connaught was the first London hotel the chef ever stayed in and he previously operated the Vong restaurant at The Berkeley, which closed in 2002.
Vongerichten operates over 30 restaurants worldwide in cities such as New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. He is often involved in every aspect of his restaurants, incluidng concept, menu, architectural design, staff selection, and trainings.