Good minds think alike, especially if you’re chef Rob Roy Cameron and drinks specialist Tony Conigliaro. The two hospitality hotshots are set to open their Mayfair restaurant Gazelle next week, wrapped in an Edwardian building brimming with personality in Mayfair.
If you’ve ever tuned into a spot of David Attenborough and witnessed a stint on gazelles, you’ll know they’re a rather sleek and elegant creature. In championing this vibe and corresponding with its name, the restaurant too will play host to a private members club vibe, set amongst two natural light flooded storeys.
As owner Tony affirms: “When we were given the opportunity to take over both floors, I really wanted to install the lift and give out guests that feeling of a private members club away from street level, without it actually being one. I’m so happy we managed to fit one in!”
We like someone who knows their Mimosa from their Sidecar, which is why having Tony Conigliaro at the Gazelle helm is pretty special. Tony successfully founded Bar Termini, 69 Colebrooke Row and Untitled. We’re sure he’ll be able to add Gazelle to this lust-worthy CV of watering holes.
The drinks list for the new restaurant has had many a revision and puts a large emphasis on champers *queue clinking glasses of bubbly drinkers in jubilation*. The cocktail menu also features Tony’s signature sips Red Amber and Coral Fizz. To keep those bellies lined, there will be a food menu that offers a delve into European cuisine, including lip smacking dishes Halibut and Elderfower and Monkfish and Burnt seeds.
Gazelles can reach speeds of 40 miles an hour, which is how quick we expect you to be running to the doors of the restaurant upon opening.
Gazelle opens its doors on 9th July at 48 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4DH, www.gazelle-mayfair.com