Are fish sexy? According to Caprice Holdings they are, as they launch the latest restaurant Sexy Fish in Berkeley Square on the 19th October.
Alongside their Asian fish and seafood menu which is overseen by Head Chef, Ben Orpwood, (Zuma, Toko and the Sydney Collective Group) the 190 cover restaurant is all about contemporary design and art and they’ve brought in the big guns for this one.
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is overseeing the interior, first up there will be the largest collection of Frank Gehry’s Fish Lamps in one venue. Hanging from the ceiling, they’ll shimmer and move as if they were in the sea and you were with them too. The north wall will feature a giant black mosaic crocodile and Damien Hirst is getting involved with three bespoke pieces of artwork too. You might have seen those incredible photos of Rita Ora dressed as a glittering mermaid in the restaurant’s promo video (sorry Ariel, you can’t compare right now) and continuing inside the bar will be bookmarked by two cast bronze mermaids created by Hirst. These will be joined his large bronze relief panel which depicts a mermaid alongside a shark, which gives a nod to his 1991 piece, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living.
Look up and you’ll see a stunning ceiling mural created by Michael Roberts ie the current Style Editor-at-Large of Vanity Fair (he’s previously worked as a Fashion Director at The Sunday Times, Tatler and Vogue, he definitely knows his stuff) whilst downstairs the private dining room, The Coral Reef Room, will house the largest live coral reef tank in the world.
So whilst fish themselves might not be sexy, unless you’re into scales and slime, this restaurant definitely is.
Sexy Fish: Opens 19th October 2015, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, W1J 6BR, www.sexyfish.com