Housed in an iconic grade II* listed building, formerly the 1922 headquarters of the Port of London Authority, the 100-bedroom hotel will feature two destination restaurants; La Dame de Pic from acclaimed three Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic, and a second flagship Asian restaurant serving contemporary Japanese and Chinese cuisine, which will open later in 2017. The Rotunda, the hotel’s bar and all-day dining room, completes the food and beverage offering.
As Anne-Sophie’s first venture in the UK, La Dame de Pic is set to be a vibrant new destination for gourmands in the capital, showcasing the creative cuisine for which she is known, in a classic English environment. Anne-Sophie began her culinary career at the age of 23 at her family’s restaurant, Maison Pic in Valence, southeastern France. With no formal training, in 2007 Anne-Sophie became only the fourth female chef in history to be awarded three Michelin stars and since then has gone on to open restaurants in Lausanne and Paris, garnering awards and accolades along the way. Le Dame de Pic London will be based on a similar concept to the original restaurant of the same name in Paris, showcasing Anne-Sophie’s passion for unexpected flavour combinations with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients.
Le Dame de Pic at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square will give a nod to the historical Parisian brasseries in a space that is classically English in design. The 78 cover restaurant, which has been designed by Bruno Moinard of Paris-based architects 4BI, will offer a welcoming and relaxed environment with natural wood flooring, carved woodwork, curved leather banquettes and columns covered with beveled mirrors. The restaurant will be accessed through the central Rotunda Bar or via a dedicated entrance from Seething Lane Gardens. A private wine cellar and 14 seat private dining room will sit alongside the main restaurant.
The Rotunda, which sits at the heart of the hotel, will house a vibrant bar and lounge. The original domed ceiling, which was bombed heavily during World War II, has been beautifully restored to offer a striking centerpiece to the circular room. A luxurious brass bar adds a touch of Art Deco glamour to the space, and the subtly embellished walls aptly depict scenes of the four seasons, providing a spectacular yet understated backdrop.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square and La Dame de Pic will be opening in early 2017 with a second Asian restaurant set to open shortly afterwards.