Great design, tasty food, unimpeachable style, and tireless champion of the fabulous stuff that surrounds us have long been hallmarks of the Wallpaper* world. The only question is why it’s taken us this long to open our own bar and kitchen.
Designed by the London-based Virgile and Partners, our new hideout sits within Project 109, luxury retailer Harvey Nichols’ swanky new menswear department. The space, anchored by a handsome stainless-steel trimmed bar that’s flanked by high leather stools, mixes industrial chic and coloured terrazzo tiles, with texture plaster and splashes of dark chestnut and sky-blue. The day menu skates from Eggs Royale and a protein power shake to a lunch sandwich of sirloin steak and Asian slaw, and banoffee pie.
All of which is a prelude to the drinks menu which features a tipsy sweep of cocktails from 50 of the world’s best bars including an old-fashioned from New York’s The Dead Rabbit and a killer Hermosa from Singapore’s 28 Hongkong Street – proof enough, perhaps, that all good things come to those who wait.