The Handbook
The Handbook

This week has seen the launch of M in the City situated on Threadneedles Street, the first solo project from Martin Williams the former Managing Director of Gaucho Restaurants and it’s pretty impressive.  Set over 15,000 square feet it’s home to 2 restaurants , a wine tasting bar, a destination cocktail bar, private dining room, events space and a secret den. 

Designed by Rene Dekker Design Team, the inside is playful let luxurious with the different spaces running into each other, blending seamlessly. So the cool blues and ebony hues of the Grill restaurant will merge with the greys and rich reds of the Raw bar and the copper, charcoal and gold hues of the mezzanine bar. The walls will be adorned with contemporary artwork and there is a faux eel skin wall too – yes we’re just as curious as you are.

The restaurants will both seat 100 diners, with RAW serving up tartare and tiradito, sashimi and signature dishes including scallops and bacon made with scallop tartare. Whereas over in the Grill restaurant will be serving up single cuts from six countries including Wagyu from both Japan and Australia alongside exotic meats such as crocodile and kangaroo.  The Grill will also feature a walk-in aging room where butchers will be available for each service, offering beef master classes and allowing guests the opportunity to order their preferred cut and size of steak from them directly.

Up on the mezzanine the M Bar will serve eclectic cocktails and street food inspired bites and in the wine room there will be Enoteca machines with the world’s highest quality and rare wines available on tap, including Opus One and Petrus. If you’re looking for something a little more exclusive and intimate then head to the M Den, a secret bar if you will, with personal bottle lockers, table football and a 32-inch tv and a host of Bang & Olufsen gadgets.

Wanting to host a private dinner? Then there are 4 private dining areas which can hold between 8 and 50 guests.  With this being the first of 4 initial M venues secured in London it looks like Williams means business.