The Berkeley stole the show last autumn, rapidly retooling their back entrance slip road into the most sought after booking in town. Well now they’re back, and they’re bringing huts with them!
The Berkeley, one of Knightsbridge’s smartest destinations, has gone back to its Wilton Street lay-by and created something altogether more impressive. Channelling the best of the British seaside, a terrace and five beach huts will provide guests with outdoor service from April 12th.
The opening also comes hot on the heels of announcements by Claridge’s that Davies & Brook will spill onto the small terrace to create outside dining while nearby The Dorchester has decided to create a brand new pop-up restaurant on the roof of the iconic hotel. The alfresco wars have started! The only question, is which to book first?
The alfresco wars have started! The only question, is which to book first?
And The Berkeley is making a very strong case. The Wilton Street beach huts look gorgeous, and they’re designed specifically to represent the iconic foodie seafronts of Whitstable, Southwold and Padstow.
Centring on seafood (obvs), the pop-up restaurant’s menu will include crab on sourdough, baked scallops and grilled langoustine.
Expect platters of seafood covered in dressed crab, lobster, king prawns, mussels and clams, while all the oysters will be freshly shucked.
It wouldn't be the seaside without a decent fish and chips...
And it wouldn’t be the seaside without a decent fish and chips, which of course will be given a special twist with large plates of grilled sea trout, sea bass and lobster served with sides of fries.
Breakfasters can look forward to a ‘Seaside benedict’ and smoked salmon and caviar flatbread, and puddings will include costal hints like ice cream sandwiches, a ‘make your own’ Eton Mess and The Berkeley Beach Huts ‘Gourmet 99’ (traditional soft serve vanilla ice cream cones, along with posh flakes and toppings).