CLARIDGE'S NEW RESTAURANT 'DAVIES & BROOK' ARRIVING IN SUMMER 2019
Claridge’s have been up to something big and we are pleased to announce that Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara of ‘Make It Nice Hospitality’ will take the helm at Claridge’s new restaurant, ‘Davies & Brook’, set to open this summer!
The two new faces at Claridge’s are considered to be culinary leaders and innovators and currently operate ‘Eleven Madison Park’, voted #1 in the world by The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, as well as the ‘NoMad’ restaurants and bars in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, and ‘Made Nice’, a fast-casual restaurant in New York City. It’s a wonder they have any time left to take on such a hugely anticipated project in W1…
Design work will be completed by Brad Cloepfil from ‘Allied Works’ (who recently completed a redesign of ‘Eleven Madison Park’).
The restaurant will be headed up by Executive Chef Dmitri Magi, previously chef de cuisine at ‘Eleven Madison Park’.
‘Davies & Brook’ will focus on warm, inviting, and engaging hospitality with delicious and beautiful cuisine.
Diners can expect a fine dining restaurant without pretence, embracing the heritage of its location with a contemporary sensibility.
Commenting on their first London opening, Humm and Guidara stated:
“Having the opportunity to bring our cuisine and hospitality to the most storied hotel in the world is really a remarkable feeling and a dream come true” said Daniel. “But on a more personal level, this is my first time opening a restaurant in Europe, a place I left so many years ago to forge a career in America. Most people don’t know this, but I even worked at Claridge’s when I was 15 years only and it left an indelible mark on me. Claridge’s has always been a place I’ve felt connected to, so being able to come full circle Is really emotional and exciting – it feels likes coming home.”
Will remarked “We’re eager to become a part of the community in London, one that has felt like a second home to us over the years, and to deepen the relationships we have there while serving Daniel’s food and bringing our style of service. The history of Claridge’s and the responsibility that comes with opening a restaurant within those walls is not something we take lightly – it’s an opportunity we’re truly humbled by and we can’t wait to open our doors later this year. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Paddy McKillen, co-owner of Claridge’s commented “We are very excited to bring longtime friends and guests of the hotel; Daniel, Will and their exceptional team to Claridge’s, as we have been looking for an opportunity to work with them for some time. I know their extraordinary culinary vision will lead the way for a new dining direction at Claridge’s, and we all share a belief in creating something truly special that both our guests and Londoners alike will enjoy.”