Liberty London’s new restaurant, Arthur’s, has now opened on 2, marking the completion of the iconic department store’s year-long renovation. The restaurant is a partnership between Levy UK and Liberty London.
Taking inspiration from Liberty London’s rich heritage, and its name from the pioneering man who founded it all, Arthur Liberty, Arthur’s brings guests a spectacular destination dining hotspot that fuses great food with art deco and contemporary surroundings.
Arthur’s features a mouth-watering menu using artisanal produce from Liberty London’s Mini British Food Hall. The menu, created with the culinary team at Levy UK, includes open sandwiches of beetroot, cured salmon and avocado; or salt beef and fresh horseradish on rye or sourdough breads; salmon, chive and free-range eggs with sourdough soldiers; miso glazed chicken and pickled mushrooms; and sumac chicken salad.
Sweets are freshly baked by the talented Ingrid Parfait, Arthur’s in-house baker, and include treats such as warm madeleines, pink lady cake, popcorn chocolate brownies and her famous carrot cake.
Guests can indulge in a quintessential classic Afternoon Tea, which includes a selection of fine finger sandwiches, afternoon tea pastries and treats, plain or fruit scones, strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. Freshly brewed tea or coffee is included and guests can also indulge in a glass of Tattinger Champagne. Afternoon Tea costs from £20.95 per person.
A toast to the new season is only two shakes away from behind Arthur’s new show-stopping bar! Extending the length of the restaurant, the stylish bar features a surface of hand-glazed diamond tiles, with a pastel palette of pinks, greys and blues on an elegant marble counter.
Guests can relax in banquette seating, warm brass and copper details, and plush upholstered velvet in alternating shades of midnight blue, teal green and dusty pink. Up above, reclaimed pendant lighting lends a sophisticated polish, while geometric wall paint provides vibrant accents.
James Greetham, operations director for London at Levy UK, said: “The opening of Arthur’s marks the completion of the year-long renovations throughout the store and is a celebration of Liberty’s heritage. This unique craftsmanship is presented in our menus, from the afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes to our tea and champagne selection. Arthur’s is set to become a destination restaurant and is the perfect treat for visitors to this iconic London landmark.”
Nick Leith- Smith, principal architect and founder of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture and Design, commented: “We created a space which we think is both elegant yet welcoming. It’s an evocative way to experience Liberty London, in keeping with its esteemed relationship with design and craftsmanship.”
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