The Dorchester is set to reopen on 23 January 2023 and relaunch The Promenade and the new Artists’ Bar after a full redesign by acclaimed designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. Both The Promenade and Artists’ Bar will encapsulate the essence of The Dorchester and British history and culture with sumptuous art, cocktails and gastronomy.
Interior Design & Artwork
The Promenade & Artists’ Bar have had a full redesign by award winning interior designers Pierre-Yves Rochon. These outstanding venues showcase the artistry of Britain through an original collection of artworks by artists working in Britain, entwined with all things synonymous with The Dorchester.
The Promenade will include a collection of contemporary artworks with nature reimagined. You will be left feeling reminiscent of your favourite gardens around England as the artworks at The Promenade aim to induce the sensation of strolling through a perfectly curated and cultivated English garden. The pillars, the ceiling painted with soft white and sage green with gold leaf accented finishes and furnishings with cornered blue sofas and flavescent yellow and deep pink chairs sitting neatly around dark oak wood tables – all come together to create a fully immersive experience. A showcase of the British landscape with pops of colour.
The Artists’ Bar, glows from every angle with the Lalique crystal designs and Liberace’s legendary mirrored piano, which has been restored to be the centrepiece. Artwork adorns the bar throughout, focusing on nature and urban landscapes blended together to celebrate London, The Dorchester’s imprint and famous figures associated with the hotel. A showcase of history. Artists’ Bar is ready to host sparkling evenings full of decadence and glamour. Highlights from the prominent collection include:
- Ann Carrington’s work inspired by the Queen Elizabeth II postage stamp, creating a large-scale silhouette of the late Queen using only mother of pearl buttons, painstakingly individually sewn by hand.
- Ewan Eason has created an aerial view city map of the Hyde Park area of London, rendered entirely in gold leaf, with The Dorchester at its centre.
A Redesigned Food & Beverage Experience
Complementing the opulent interiors of The Promenade and Artists’ Bar, of course is top class hospitality from Richard Newell, Lewis Hunter and team. The Promenade boasts a menu of culinary masterpieces including indulgent lobster casserole and buttermilk pancakes for breakfast, dynamic superfood salads accompanied by a trolley of seasonal ingredients for lunch, and of course it wouldn’t be The Dorchester without their classic afternoon teas.
Dinner on the other hand is a whole different affair with delicate canapés of quail egg tartlets to lobster arancini paired with truffled éclairs. You can also expect seasonal British caught fish and shellfish, from roast salmon to lobster cannelloni, alongside a selection of robust mains such as the signature chicken & langoustine pie, pumpkin & sage risotto, and Tournedos Aberdeen Angus. There will also be some tableside theatre with tableside salads and desserts, including Crêpes Suzette, flambéed at the table.
Let’s not forget the cocktails at Artists’ Bar where The Dorchester’s Head Bartender Lucia Montanelli and team are creating some magic. Taking inspiration from the various stunning artworks within the bar, the ingredients for the cocktails reflect each artist’s influence so Artists’ Bar has named six of the cocktails after each piece.
The Artists’ Bar too has curated an exquisite menu which focuses on British caught seafood which encompass a Caviar selection, Irish rock and native oysters; potted shrimp, lobster cocktail and seabass ceviche; as well as a selection of sashimi and sushi. All of these pair brilliantly with the array of cocktails and champagnes.
In a nutshell
Whether you’re looking to enjoy an escape within British nature or an evening full of charm, you’ll be left indulged by both The Promenade and Artists’ Bar. Showcasing two distinct themes, they flawlessly offer unique experiences that epitomise The Dorchester and Britain.
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