The Connaught Grill Set to Return
It’s not often that a London restaurant comes back from the dead but legendary Connaught Grill is set to do just that. Open at The Connaught Hotel from 1955 to 2000, The Connaught Grill was an old school celeb haunt that served up old school French cuisine, and is due to make a return to the Mayfair hotel in early 2020, albeit with an updated offering.
Times have changed so this Connaught Grill will be a much more contemporary affair, with Jean-Georges Vongerichten taking charge of the food here, as well as his eponymous restaurant in the hotel. There will be a wood burning grill and rotisserie offering up everything from langoustines and Dover sole to British game, and seasonal vegetables. There will however be the odd homage to the old school classics, including the ‘oeuf en surprise au Connaught’ which Jean George himself remembers eating on his first visit here back in the day.
The design will be much more modern too, with the 46 cover restaurant featuring furniture from the acclaimed George Nakashima Woodworkers based in Pennsylvania. The studio usually creates furniture for museums but will be creating bespoke wall panels, tables and chairs for The Connaught Grill. Sounds swanky.
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Opens early 2020
Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL