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The first International concept Tao Group Hospitality brings to London has launched at The BoTree hotel

The team behind Hakkasan and Yauatcha, Tao Group Hospitality, are delighted to announce that LAVO, their popular Coastal Italian restaurant with flagship venues in New York, LA, Vegas and Singapore, is now open. 

Set within the newly launched The BoTree hotel at the crossroads of the esteemed Marylebone and Mayfair neighbourhoods, LAVO strives to showcase exceptional food alongside an incredible drinks list, whilst also bringing Tao’s famously unparalleled hospitality to London, for the first time.  

Serving lunch and dinner, the menu features a selection of high-end Italian dishes created by Chief Culinary Officer Ralph Scamardella, including fresh homemade pasta such as Tagliatelle al Limone infused with marjoram, sweet butter and Kaluga caviar, whole grain, single-source flour pizzas, a showstopper Wagyu Meatball topped with whipped ricotta, a delicate Salt-Baked Mediterranean Sea Bass and an indulgent 20-Layer Chocolate Cake

The cocktail program features dramatic iterations on classics and bold signature drinks, such as the LAVO Negroni which allows guests to build their own version of the iconic tipple, alongside a curated wine offering.

LAVO’s Head Chef, Stefano Lorenzini has been honing his skills in Italian cuisine since he was a child growing up in San Severino Marche, Italy, with his grandmother. Lorenzini has over 24 years of experience in the culinary world, working at venues such as Santini restaurant, Cecconi’s Mayfair, Shoreditch House and ME London Hotel before moving to New York and working as Executive Chef for Tao Group.

Located on the corner of Marylebone Lane and Henrietta Place, The BoTree’s golden, leaf-framed entrance will welcome guests into the elegant restaurant. Split over two floors and with interiors overseen by award-winning designers, Concrete, LAVO will be flooded with natural light and will feature a sleek bar area with an intimate terrace, offering guests the opportunity to sip on one of their signature cocktails pre or post dining. 

A breathtaking ceiling installation by Dorian Van Braam inspired by LAVO’s ‘Fleur de Lis’ invites

diners to follow its diverging and forever changing formations. At ground level, the restaurant will offer 70 covers and will be beautifully lined with deep blue crescent-shaped banquettes as well as an eye-catching, bespoke lattice wall design. 

As guests descend to the restaurant’s subterranean level, they will be greeted by the leafy branches of a striking olive tree, with warm lighting creating an inviting Mediterranean ambiance. The feature-wall, adorned with lush green foliage, will span the two floors and frame the pizza oven, where guests can admire LAVO’s chefs creating freshly made pizzas.

Noah Tepperberg, Co-CEO for Tao Group Hospitality, expresses the group’s enthusiasm to expand their premium lifestyle portfolio and bring LAVO to London through a luxury hotel partnership: 

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with The BoTree on this new dining and entertainment concept and are excited to grow our London footprint with this addition to the West End’s fine dining scene when the hotel launches this summer. Introducing LAVO to the city represents a truly exciting chapter for Tao Group and our development globally. We have an opportunity to showcase the star-quality and flair associated with our Los Angeles restaurant while creating a menu and experiences that feel relevant to London and its unique energy.”

The BoTree Bar, also launched in September, provides a vibrant space illuminated by shades of blue and green from a light feature that expands across the ceiling. Guests can indulge in an extensive drinks offering and sit at the teal-marble bar which curves across the space and admire the golden walls laden with bottles. The bar menu features equally luxurious dishes such as the Oyster on the Half Shell with limoncello mignonette, the Caviar Sandwich with egg salad, caviar and homemade chips and the Truffle Grilled Cheese with hot honey.

With additional concepts set to be revealed in the coming months, the company’s renowned London portfolio already boasts the success of the prestigious Michelin-starred Hakkasan, at Hanway Place and Mayfair, as well as Yauatcha, a beloved Cantonese dim-sum tea house with sites in Soho and the City. 

LAVO is now open to the public. Bookings can be made here: | @lavolondon

The BoTree, 30 Marylebone Ln, London, W1U 2DR

Opening Hours:

LAVO, Monday – Sunday

Breakfast 06:30-10:30 (Monday-Friday)

07:00-11:00 (Saturday-Sunday)

Lunch 11:30 to 15:00

Dinner 17:00 to 23:30

The BoTree Bar

Open Daily, Midday-Midnight