Bacchanalia, the brand-new restaurant concept from Richard Caring has today opened its doors to diners. The One Mount Street destination offers guests a truly unforgettable and unique experience from the moment they step inside.
Curated by Mr Caring and acclaimed interior architect Martin Brudnizki, the impressive dining room features five magnificent Damien Hirst statues, hand-painted ceiling murals and an array of breath-taking 2,000-year-old Greek and Roman artworks. Taking centre stage is Gary Myatt’s floor to ceiling modern interpretation of ‘Romans In Their Decadence’.
Internationally renowned chef Athinagoras Kostakos brings the story of Bacchanalia into full bloom through a beautifully curated menu inspired by Greek and Italian cuisine. Dishes are flamboyantly finished at tables, offering a theatrical feast for diners – including freshly mixed beef tartare; fire-roasted Ouzo; seabass and carved leg of lamb. Seasonal dishes include Crab Salad, Sea Bream Carpaccio, Risotto Nero for three and Turbot for two to share. Salads include a locally sourced fresh Burrata with Danterrini tomato, confit San Marzano and a basil vermouth vinegar, and a chargrilled beetroot, walnut pesto and Greek yoghurt; antipasti features grilled octopus and fried baby squid. Pasta dishes include Linguine Vongole and a vegan Penne Arrabbiata, while the menu also features Bacchanalia branded caviar for diners to enjoy. Desserts include a new take on a traditional tiramisu as well as a traditional Greek Karydopita.
The restaurant’s incredible wine list has been individually selected by Caprice Holdings’ Group Wine Director, Terry Kandylis, and features over 650 references from Greece, Italy, France and beyond. Bacchanalia is the only destination in London to feature 25 Italian 100-point wines and also includes exclusive Bacchanalia own-label wines including a House Champagne, Champagne Rare, Super Tuscan red and Assyrtiko white wine.
Guests can also enjoy Bacchanalia’s new cocktail menu, which features a delectable mix of Italian and Greek-inspired serves presented in eye-catching cocktail vessels. Highlights include Lost in Athens, made with Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Lost Explorer Mezcal, pineapple, palo santo, citrus and soda, Baklava, a Butter-washed Absolut Elyx Vodka, Palo Cortado Sherry, pistachio and honey, as well as a Karpouzi, composed of Grey Goose Vodka, feta, Aperol, watermelon and Prosecco.
Different parts of the restaurant depict stories of Greek gods and goddesses, with the ladies restroom telling the story of the Garden of Hesperides with an extravagant design filled with nymphs and mosaics of verdant orchard greenery. The men’s restrooms immerse visitors in Hades’ underworld with a sultry palette and panthers, snakes and bulls depicted throughout. The whole space features an array of period and modern Greek and Roman art, with many pieces over 2,000 years old.
As well as the main restaurant and impressive mezzanine seating, the restaurant features a show-stopping private dining room, Artemis, with large windows overlooking the entire restaurant below. Guests can experience a weekly programme of DJs and live performances, as well as al-fresco seating with views across Berkeley Square.
Furthermore, the space will feature Apollo’s Muse, London’s newest and most exclusive members’ club inspired by the Admirable Gallery at Villa Albani. The members-only area will offer a bespoke menu, exquisite experiences, and a weekly programme of members-only events.
For reservations, please visit www.bacchanalia.co.uk