Louie London – Covent Garden
The restaurateur and nightlife impresario Laurent de Gourcuff, has been wining and dining the movers and shakers of Parisian society at his haute hangouts, and has now arrived in London.
Laurent de Gourcuff, the founder of the group Paris Society, is known for creating the trendiest and most stylish addresses all over the French capital. From the hallowed Parisian hotspots including Raspoutine, Chez Castel, le Madam, La Clairière, Boum Boum, Jangal to notable eateries such as Monsieur Bleu; Loulou, Le Piaf, Girafe and more CoCo and The Roxie.
Paris Society is expanding to London with Guillaume Glipa – formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, Annabel’s and Birley Clubs – transforming a three-floor townhouse in Covent Garden (next door to The Ivy Club), which previously housed L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. The dining room occupies two floors, with the restaurant boasting a light décor and oyster bar on the ground floor with an old jukebox, and a wood burning oven, carpeted floor and velvet banquettes on the first floor. Above is the bar level and roof terrace complete with retractable roof.
Named in a nod to “Sun King” Louis XIV and after jazz great Louis Armstrong, the restaurant is being helmed by celebrated chef Slade Rushing who has run his own New Orleans ventures and instrumental in reinventing a New Orleans classic as Head Chef at Brenann’s Restaurant. Expect everything from Po-Boys to classical French fare with the restaurant to blend influences of Paris, New York and New Orleans, through its menu.
May 26, 2021