|A rendering of the outside bar.|
Located on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower, the restaurant will present the group's signature fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine in a space with striking design. Rather excitingly there will be two outdoor terraces with - we're imagining - pretty stupendous views of the City and beyond. Two 'scenic' lifts - by which we think they mean 'glass' - will take you straight up from Bishopsgate and there will also be bar, lounge and event spaces.
Taking on the exec chef role will be Jeffrey Kipp, who's clocked time at Daylesford Organic, Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road, Citrus in St Martin and Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago. The menu will blend Brazilian churrasco and moqueca, Peruvian anticuchos and seviches, and Japanese tempura and sushi.
An open kitchen - featuring a robata grill - will let you see what's going on while you sip on an aperitif. Actually, while we're talking about booze, the proposed drinks list doesn't sound bad either - expect a bunch of coktails, as well as shoch, cachaça and what's claimed to be the largest premium sake selection in the world.
More details as they come - including an exact opening date, which may or may not be late summer. Anyway, suffice to say...We. Can't. Wait.