It’s always hugely exciting when a giant venue opens up its doors for the first time. Yet despite how difficult the last 18 months have been for the hospitality industry, we’ve already welcomed the likes of Eataly and Chameleon, two huge new venues, to the capital city. And there’s another jumbo opening headed for Covent Garden this September that we couldn’t be more exhilarated about welcoming.
Enter 3 Henrietta Street, a restored five floor building in the hub of Covent Garden . Set to be September’s biggest and brightest opening, the townhouse is studded with celebrated chefs, houses three restaurants and finally, will welcome tourists and locals alike back to the city once more.
Opening in September, the townhouse will house three restaurants from celebrated chefs Mark Greenaway, Luis Pous and Kimbley Lin. Alongside the restos, expect to find a new flagship coffee house from The Gentlemen Baristas, perfect for those looking for a new joint to get their caffeine fix.
So what can we expect?
On the first floor, with views overlooking Covent Garden’s piazza, will be Mark Greenaway’s Pivot. Focussing strongly on the seasons and high quality produce, the menu will showcase refined, modern British dishes and will change monthly to follow the seasons. Set menus will also be available and tempting cocktails will tie you over until it’s lights out.
Over on the ground floor, Lilly’s is set to be a forward-thinking café headed by pastry chef Kimberly Lin. Having worked at The Corinthia, Claridges and alongside Dominique Ansel for the past three years, she’s certainly one to watch when it comes to fine patisserie. It’ll be housed inside a beautiful terracotta-hued conservatory space, and is set to be the place to go for pastries and all-day brunch.
For those looking for alfresco dining, Lilly’s will also boast a piazza terrace with space for up to 50 guests.
Also on the ground floor will be The Gentlemen Baristas newest Covent Garden coffee house. These guys are renowned for their coffee expertise and this site will be no exception. Expect two rooms with an informal feel and their signature coffee to be the pull.
Heading down to the basement, El Ta’Koy will be landing. It’s the first UK opening from critically acclaimed Cuban chef Luis Pous and will take inspiration from the Tiki bars of Hawaii. You can expect a menu abrim with dishes from all over, including Asia and Latin America, bringing to life Hawaii’s reputation for its diverse culture.
The official opening date is yet to be announced but we cannot wait to see what this vibrant townhouse has in store for the foodies out there.