The Handbook
The Handbook

This July London will be getting a taste of the big apple as New York favourite, Hotel Chantelle launches in London.

The original restaurant which you’ll find in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has gained fans such as Kate Perry and Channing Tatum and now Executive Chef Seth Levine is bringing it to the heart of London – just off Oxford Street to be precise.

The menu brings together upscale American dining with fun French fare and weaves together molecular gastronomy, comfort food and haute cuisine, impressive. So it’s the sort of place you can head to for  a casual brunch at the weekend,  as well as dinner once you’ve had three to many cocktails, because on Thursday, Friday and Saturday  they’ll be serving until 3am, hello midnight feasting.  Expect to find the likes of frosted flake encrusted stuffed French toast, tuna tartare cigars (which are even served in a vintage ash tray) and the signature waffle crusted fried chicken with maple syrup cotton candy, American food we love you.

The 100 seat restaurant takes its names from a French World War II safe house whilst the design is inspired by a New York rooftop dining space. London guests will be step off Orchard Street and will be transported to a Parisian garden haven via Manhattan. Inside frosty white glass tiles will adorn the ceiling to create a natural lit sky whilst beneath it will be park benches, lamppost lighting and draping floral greeneries creating an oasis in one of the worlds’ busiest cities. Oh and in true New York style they’ll be live jazz performances during brunch!

Hotel Chantelle: Opens July 2015, 23 Orchard Street, W1H  6HL, www.hotelchantelle.com