Within easy flaneuring distance of galleries on Cork Street, Savile Row and Hanover Square, Isabel on Albemarle Street is maximalist, 1970s style decadence rendered in macassar wood, gold leaf, hand woven silks and hand-painted De Gournay wallpapers. The Mayfair sister establishment to Chilean investment banker-turned-restaurateur Juan Santa Cruz’s Casa Cruz diner in Notting Hill, Isabel’s jet-set deco and disco Chinoiserie is a magnet for the art and auction house crowd as well as celebrities; Sienna Miller and Michael Fassbinder are fans of the downstairs, silk-brocade-lined Dragon Bar. Staff wear jumpsuits and off-the-shoulder dresses specially created by Colombian fashion designer Johanna Ortiz. §

Isabel restaurant london

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