Richard Caring to Open Le Caprice at The Chancery Rosewood Hotel in Mayfair

It seems Le Caprice is living on in more ways than one

Towards the end of last year, Jeremy King revealed that he was reviving Le Caprice, the celeb magnet restaurant that welcomed everyone from Princess Diana to Elton John to Elizabeth Taylor through the doors. And now it appears that Richard Caring is also bringing the legendary restaurant back, opening it at the swish new Chancery Rosewood hotel in Mayfair. So how can it be coming back twice, and in two different locations?

Well, Jeremy King, who owned the restaurant from 1981 – 2005, has taken over the restaurant’s original site on Arlington Street in Mayfair and though he’s rolled it back to Le Caprice’s glory days, he hasn’t been able to keep the original name. That was sold, along with the restaurant, to Richard Caring back in 2005 and though the restaurant closed in 2020, he still owns it, which is why he’s able to open Le Caprice at the Chancery Rosewood.

Now we’ve got a few more details of what Caring’s version of Le Caprice will look like. The two-floor space will hold 120 covers in the main dining space and an additional 88 on the year-round terrace, and the menu will feature some Le Caprice faves like salmon fishcakes, bang bang chicken and steak tartare. But it won’t all be retro, as Caring told The Standard, “Im sure a lot of people will want to see Le Caprice as it was, but I believe it should be moved into the 2020s. I want it to be chic, comfortable and classic. I think it’s fabulous to mix the old and the new both in style, customers and in food.”

The hotel, opening inside the Grade II-listed former American Embassy on Grosvenor Square, is costing £1 billion and will also have a sister site to NYC’s Carbone also opening inside, so it’s not going to be understated affair.

Opens June 2025
1 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 4BN