Geode: The ‘lively dining’ promised in this stately Knightsbridge home
A new late-night restaurant and cocktail bar that promises to “transition from dining to vibes” will open in a Georgian townhouse in September.
Geode will be spread across three floors of a Knightsbridge property, exuding a “theatrical atmosphere,” the press materials said, with a seasonal menu influenced by Mediterranean and Asian cooking.
At the same time, the interiors of the 7,000-square-foot building will be “luxury,” with a gold-chrome front door leading to a “sprawling” three-story space featuring a bronzed cocktail bar and a mezzanine split over an open floor. Kitchen and conservatory plan.
The color scheme in the lounge and bar areas will transition from coral and terracotta to a lavender purple inspired by Provence; The master dining room will evoke a “calm landscape” of the Mediterranean square in olive green and navy blue.
The venue, named after a hollow spherical rock that contains colored crystals, will house two restaurant areas, the second, on the upper floor, will continue to serve food until early morning – its time has not yet been decided – while the ground floor will host live music and DJs.
In charge of the food will be Executive Chef Francesco Scala, formerly of Tanit in Sardinia, and Japanese Chef Yuka Aoyama, who will helm the sushi and other Asian dishes.
An ad sent to Standard also announced that the kitchen would be “all black,” as opposed to chefs in kitchen whites, and much of the cooking would be done on a robata grill, grill station, and in a pizza oven.
Highlights from the Mediterranean section of the menu include the beef tenderloin (£18), Spanish fish soup (£82 for two), while Japanese and Asian dishes will include King Crab gunkan (£27) and Miso sea bream (£20 for two). £39).
No matter the food, hence we learn more about the “eat to enjoy” element of Geode. After the pudding the lights will fade softly and the music will pick up.
In the conservatory, a curtain will be drawn, placing greater emphasis on the marble-clad, copper-fronted, gem-studded bar, from which ruby Negronis, Old Fashioned, and lavender-fig tequila cocktails are served.
It will come as no surprise to fans of London hospitality that Geode is the work of two former Novikov restaurateurs, Salvatore Brocco and Marius Loufaris.
Both said they hoped to restore the “old school charm” of Knightsbridge, and put together a team made up of Mayfair’s cooks, sommeliers and house staff.
Standard was told, “Every guest will be taken on a timeless journey, where the cocktails are great, the people are even better, and the atmosphere is sublime.”
Geode opens September 14th at 14-15 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, SW3 1NQ, geode. london