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Bagatelle Unveils its United Kingdom Debut in the Heart of MayfairFriday 8 June 2018
Bagatelle Unveils its United Kingdom Debut in the Heart of Mayfair ♦ Contemporary French restaurant Bagatelle has unveiled its United Kingdom debut in the heart of Mayfair last month. Founded by global entrepreneurs Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba in 2008, Bagatelle’s first London hotspot will open on Dover Street, bringing the exclusive New York dining destination to the capital.
In the heart f Mayfair, 34 Dover Street will be transformed into a new and refined destination, gracing the area with modern fine dining and exceptional atmosphere. With neighbors such as Acne, Jimmy Choo and Victoria Beckham, the venue will sprawl across two floors with 120 covers for a sensational dining experience upstairs and have an intimate downstairs lounge, which will be the perfect after-hours drinking spot.
Clemente and Laba have chosen this location for their eleventh Bagatelle with great consideration; consistently ensuring each Bagatelle destination is reminiscent of a bustling Parisian bistro with elegant details in the style of an Hausmanien Parisian apartment and always aligned with their brand ethos, “joie de vivre”.
This ‘facon d’etre’ resonates loudly amongst the global dining scene, targeting the world’s jet-setters, trend makers and food connoisseurs in particular. Expect to see delicate mouldings, intricately coffered ceilings, deep art nouveau mantels and chic lighting that add a certain intimate warmth to the space, making it vibrant and inviting.
Working closely with luxury interior design company, Lambart & Browne who recently designed Bagatelle’s Monte Carlo, focused on creating a spatial energy and emotion, as well as designing balanced and uplifting spaces.
Heavy velvet curtains will frame the arrival area, where the cobalt blue marbled ceiling and a dark bronze Empire crystal chandelier will impact the guests initial experience. Timber floors and an eclectic array of rolling theatrical plaster mouldings, scrolls, cornices and ceiling roses all come together to provide a dramatic backdrop to the contemporary art collection.
Freddy van Zevenbergen, Creative Director & Co-Founder of Lambart & Browne said he loves “to design spaces for escapism, Bagatelle’s ethos embodies this & I wanted to do it justice!”
The classic architecture contrasts with a carefully curated selection of vibrant pop art situated throughout the restaurant from some of the world’s foremost modern artists, brought by Opera Gallery, Bagatelle’s longstanding global art partner.
Remi Laba, Co-Founder of Bagatelle said, “It has been our ambition to create a modern dining destination that resonates with our customers, becoming a way of London life, and we believe Bagatelle delivers just that. Our New York site has become a decadent dining and socializing institution, and we have had great success with launching our other destinations globally. We wanted to bring this lifestyle to London and what better place to open than in the heart of Mayfair.
Having dinner at Bagatelle London will be a unique and identifiable experience where world-renowned DJs will blend their music with the culinary excellence of Bagatelle’s appointed Executive Chef. The melodies will begin soft and owing, gradually building energy as the evening progresses creating an exhilarating atmosphere of sound sensations and a captivating, unique ambiance for guests.
Aymeric Clemente, Co-Founder of Bagatelle said: “We have fused fine dining and a bespoke bar offering with stunning design and incomparable music to create a modern restaurant that offers more than just dinner. Bagatelle is an experience. An incomparable destination.”
Having first opened in New York in 2008, the international restaurant group now runs eleven hotspots across the globe, including sites in Miami Beach, Los Angeles, St. Tropez, Sao Paulo, Dubai and Ibiza.
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