Ping Pong, the restaurant group famed for its dim sum, gourmet Chinese teas and artesian cocktails, is set to open a new venue on 3rd March in East London’s Westfield Shopping Centre – its first branch in a Westfield.
Referencing the urban side of Shanghai chic, both modern and 1930s, the décor features splashes of paprika red, jade green and charcoal grey. The furniture has been designed by Andy Martin Architects with artwork within the space comprising both images from Getty and bespoke illustrations hand-painted onto furnishings by Wayne Chisnall.
The dim sum counter has been brought forward and there is a new tea bar dressed with copper tea pots stacked high on timber shelves – following the tradition of Chinese tea houses. There will also be a cocktail bar serving artesian cocktails made from exotic ingredients such as yuzu tapioca pearls, lychee and passion fruit.
According to Ping Pong CEO, Art Sagiryan, the Westfield location marks another step towards his brand’s planned expansion outside of central London. On a global scale, Ping Pong continues to grow as well with locations in Washington DC, Dubai and Mumbai.
Founded in 2004, current London locations include Soho, Wembley Park, Market Place, Southbank, St. Katharine docks and St Paul’s.