New bar concept will be a place for and of London, filled with an energy and joy that will draw in locals and guests alike
This summer, globally acclaimed Chef, Yannick Alléno will open Bar Antoine – the highly anticipated addition to Pavyllon London at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. Named in the loving memory of Chef Yannick Alléno’s late son, Antoine Alléno, who was himself an up-and-coming Chef, the bar will be a celebration of his love of hospitality as well as his joyous spirit and zest for life.
Bar Antoine will see innovative cocktails, with culinary techniques pioneered by Chef Yannick Alléno applied to the drink list, coupled with a menu featuring dishes that evoke a sense of nostalgia. Retro in design, with an eclectic music offering and friendly atmosphere, Bar Antoine will serve as the beating heart of Pavyllon, complete with expansive terrace in the very heart of Mayfair.
On the Menu at Bar Antoine
A collaboration between Chef Yannick Alléno with Michele Lombari, Head Mixologist, and Ivan Arena, Bar Manager, the cocktail menu has been thoughtfully curated to highlight extraction – the method for which Chef Yannick Alléno is famed for creating. Cocktails will be flavour-led with reimagined classics such as a Bloody Mary with aromatic essences of tomato and celery, and a mushroom-foam Espresso Martini, alongside original creations, spirit-free cocktails, wine, and Champagne. The bar will also feature ‘Allenotics’, hand-crafted tonic mixers by Chef Yannick Alléno and the Bar Antoine team, with unique flavours ranging from Beetroot to Aromatic Citrus, adding a fresh twist to spirits.
The culinary offering at Bar Antoine will be as carefully considered as the drinks. The globally diverse menu features both local and global dishes particularly loved by Chef Yannick Alléno and his team, including the Bar’s Chef de Cuisine, Paul Zocsowka. The menu utilises the finest ingredients possible, including the eponymous Antoine’s Burger – a labour of love that took 3 months to develop. Inspired by fried bread from Northern Africa, the light and crispy bun is combined with teriyaki-beef, resulting in the ultimate indulgent burger. Additionally, a number of Japanese favourites such as Shiso Leaf tempura with caviar, and KaraAge fried chicken, an homage to the 40+ trips Chef Yannick Alléno has made to his beloved Japan and his two Michelin starred restaurant L’Abysse at Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, will also feature. Other dishes guests can expect include ones loved either side of the channel; Chef’s take on “Fish & Chips” as well as the “Croqsandwich,” with lobster, bechamel, mustard, truffled ham and Swiss cheese.
A Feast for the Senses
Designed in collaboration with Parisian designer Chahan Minassian, who also designed Pavyllon London, Bar Antoine’s interiors exude easy warmth with wood-panelled walls, plush seating upholstered in cosy bouclés, mohair velvets, and woven silks, echoing the main dining areas. Guests will step through the doors to the large outdoor terrace, designed as an elegant and discreet garden with 70 additional covers.
Guests can expect a lively, convivial atmosphere accompanied by an eclectic soundtrack that ranges from live soulful jazz to Chef Yannick Alléno’s native French music, making Bar Antoine a go-to spot for both locals and visitors alike. Opening from 11am daily until late, it will create a spirited experience for guests that evolves with the dynamic nature of London, a city that Chef Yannick Alléno admires deeply.
Bar Antoine will open 1 July, 2023
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