Since opening its first and flagship property in Hong Kong in 1928, The Peninsula Hotels have created a legacy of luxury experiences. This year marks The Peninsula’s debut into London with a team of master chefs, outstanding pâtissiers, leading sommeliers and mixologists at the helm. From the in-house drinks studio to the team of dedicated chocolatiers hand-crafting confectionery, The Peninsula London have gone all out.
With views over Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch, The Peninsula London has been designed to harmonise with surrounding heritage buildings and is just moments away from the city’s most iconic attractions. Its 190 light-filled guest rooms and suites have been designed by Peter Marino; its gathering spaces include several world-class restaurants and bars, including Brooklands helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Director Claude Bosi; the idyllic Peninsula Spa & Wellness Centre, and a luxury retail arcade.
Brooklands, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant led by Chef Director Claude Bosi, will open on 4th October with more to follow. In the meantime, here is what you can expect:
The Lobby has remained a favourite gathering place for international guests and local residents alike within each hotel since its inception in The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1928. Exuding grandeur with soaring ceilings, chandeliers and bespoke artwork depicting scenes of London landmarks, the exquisite design welcomes all. Crafted by a skilled team of chefs, pâtissiers and chocolatiers, Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula is an occasion not to be missed as it returns to the pastime’s British birthplace.
Canton Blue provides a transportive dining journey, reminiscent of the Keying Junk’s odyssey, shipping goods from China to Britain. Located on the ground floor of The Peninsula London, the restaurant celebrates fine Cantonese cuisine. Designed by Henry Leung of CAP Atelier, the four dining rooms draw inspiration from the Keying Junk, a three-masted, 800-ton Chinese trading ship which sailed between China and Britain from 1846 to 1848.
The timeless menu from Executive Chef Dicky To is anchored in Cantonese tradition, with elements of recognisably British ingredients intertwined throughout. Guests are encouraged to share multiple dishes to emphasise the myriad textures, flavours and aromas integral to Chinese haute cuisine. The drinks list showcases a collection of Chinese rice spirit, Baijiu, alongside a selection of over 200 fine wines from around the world. Fresh-leaf tea focuses on provenance and small tea production.
Marrying flavours from the East with techniques from the West, Little Blue brings a fresh new drinks concept to London. The bar offers an immersive experience, from the moment guests step through the cobalt-lacquered doors, to the towering white porcelain bamboo tree and the bar itself, made from stacks of Chinese apothecary drawers. The cocktail menu at Little Blue is designed to take guests on a journey of discovery from Canton to London.
The Peninsula Boutique & Café
The Peninsula Boutique & Café seamlessly unifies a relaxed retail and gourmet grab-and-go concept with the finest made-to-order patisserie for the local Belgravia community and beyond. Within the beautiful space, an array of curated gifts await, along with a selection of delectable pastries, light bites and drinks for visitors and hotel guests alike.
The Peninsula Boutique & Café showcases the hotel’s legendary standing for excellence with a team of highly experienced chefs, expert pâtissiers and chocolatiers. A refined dining and lifestyle space with its entrance on Grosvenor Crescent, The Peninsula Boutique & Café crafts one of a kind gifts and keepsakes, including luxury teas, artisanal chocolates and seasonal gifts such as the Peninsula Mooncakes; the famed sweet delicacy that captures the essence of The Peninsula’s rich heritage.
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