Ping Pong, offering dim sum, cocktails and tea, will be launching a brand new restaurant in London’s first designer label ‘village’ in December.
Décor-wise, the popular chain has invested a lot of money into a new design concept masterminded by Andy Martin Architects. The restaurant claims to have a different feel to the other restaurants in the chain, with colourful splashes of paprika red, jade green and charcoal grey. Alongside the elegant new furniture and lighting, the designers will also be drawing on the traditional side of old China and including artwork of an old street scene. The dim sum counter will be at the front of the restaurant, so customers can watch it being made in front of them, keeping some authenticity to the modern dining experience.
Andy Martin Architects comment: ‘Different moods will be evoked in each part of the restaurant. The cocktail area will reference ‘the urban side of Shanghai chic’ through photographs whilst the tea bar will be more relaxed with silks and softer brown and beige colours. The dim sum counter will really engage diners in the folding and making of their little parcels.’
Art Sagiryan, CEO of Ping Pong, says: ‘The opening of Wembley marks Ping Pong’s continued successful eight years in business. Wembley will open with new Ping Pong branding and design and I am very excited to see this come to life at such an exciting location.’
The new restaurant will bring with it a new menu which includes ‘Hot Chinese Winter Punch’, a delicate sweet chocolate tea from China mixed with deep spicy Zacapa Centenario rum and a stick of cinnamon bark, and new food dishes including delicate soft shell crab, yin yong pork and shanghaitese xiaolongbao soup dumplings.