London’s hottest new restaurant Bacchanalia finally opened its doors at One Mount Street in Mayfair last year. Here are six reasons why you must book a table for Bacchanalia right now.
1. The showstopping interiors
Curated by Caprice Holdings’ chairman Richard Caring, the epic restaurant’s spectacular dining room features four Damien Hirst statues, hand-painted ceiling murals and 2000-year-old Greek and Roman artworks.
Taking centre stage is Gary Myatt’s floor-to-ceiling interpretation of Romans In Their Decadence, so there’s plenty to fill your Instagram feed.
2. The flamboyant food
The food is as flamboyant as the interiors with a beautifully curated menu inspired by Greek and Italian cuisine. Curated by renowned chef Athinagoras Kostakos, diners can expect an immersive experience with a theatrical presentation of dishes. Seasonal dishes include crab salad, seabream carpaccio, risotto nero for three and turbot for two to share.
3. An extensive wine list
Bacchanalia’s extensive wine list has been selected by Caprice Holdings’ Group wine director Terry Kandylis, and features more than 650 references from Greece, Italy, France and beyond. The restaurant is the only dining spot in London to feature 25 Italian 100-point wines and also includes exclusive Bacchanalia own-label wines, including house champagne, champagne rare, super Tuscan red and Assyrtiko white wine.
4. Live music and DJs
Bacchanalia offers a weekly programme of live music and international DJs, as well as alfresco seating with knockout views across leafy Berkeley Square.
5. There’s a beautiful private dining room
In addition to the main restaurant and mezzanine seating, the restaurant homes a private dining room, Artemis, which overlooks Berkeley Square. The private dining room can accommodate up to 20 people for dining or 40 people for a drink’s reception.
The venue also features a private members’ club, Apollo’s Muse, inspired by the Admirable Gallery at Villa Albani. The members-only area offers a bespoke menu and a weekly programme of members-only events.
6. It arguably has the prettiest toilets in London
Don’t leave Bacchanalia without taking a trip to the toilets which ooze wow factor. The loos are as ostentatious as the rest of the restaurant with marble floors, long mirrors and leaves painted on the ceiling and walls.
One to add to your must-visit list, book your table for Bacchanalia.