Damien Hirst statues, hand-painted ceiling murals, 2,000-year-old Greek and Roman artworks: this year’s most talked about restaurant opening landed on Mount Street today.
Bacchanalia is the brand-new restaurant concept from Annabel’s owner Richard Caring. With the restaurant now open, we take a peek inside this month’s venue to bookmark.
Brought to life by Caprice Holdings’ chairman Richard Caring and acclaimed interior architect Martin Brudnizki, Bacchanalia is the new restaurant on everyone’s dining wishlist. Step inside the impressive dining room and you are immediately greeted with four giant Damien Hirst statues reminiscent of those found in Greece and Italy.
Keeping with the grandeur theme, expect to find a mesmerising hand-painted ceiling mural and 2,000-year-old Greek and Roman artworks lining the walls. There’s a photo opportunity around every corner, with mural artist Gary Myatt’s floor-to-ceiling interpretation of ‘Romans In Their Decadence’ taking centre stage.
It’s not just the interiors that are destined to impress with internationally renowned chef Athinagoras Kostakos at the helm. Bacchanalia’s story will be brought to life with a menu inspired by Greek and Italian cuisine. Expect the finest regional and seasonal ingredients on offer, from mountain herbs to artisan cheeses, sun-ripened produce to fresh seafood including crab salad and sea bream carpaccio. Dishes will be finished at the table adding a touch of theatrics to the feast, as well as plenty of sharing dishes such as risotto nero for three and turbot for two.
The restaurant’s wine list will be just as flamboyant, individually selected by Caprice Holdings’ Group Wine Director, Terry Kandylis, featuring over 650 references from Greece, Italy, France and beyond. It’ll be the only destination in London to feature 25 Italian 100-point wines, as well as some of its own-label wines exclusive to the restaurant.
There’ll also be a weekly programme of music from internationally recognised DJs and live performances, and al-fresco seating with views across Berkeley Square, perfect for summertime.
For those looking for a more private affair, head upstairs to Artemis, a stunning private dining room with large windows that overlook the entire restaurant below. While the Apollo’s Muse is destined to be London’s newest and most exclusive members’ club inspired by the Admirable Gallery at Villa Albani. Expect bespoke menus, entertaining experiences and a weekly programme of members-only events.
Reservations are open. Book now to be one of the first to try this year’s hottest opening.
Bacchanalia opens Thursday 24th November
1 Mount Street, London, W1K 3NA