– 3 Michelin star chef Mauro Colagreco will open his first restaurants in the UK at Raffles London at The OWO
– Colagreco will launch three dining experiences: Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO, Mauro’s Table and Saison
– Colagreco’s concepts will showcase the beauty of the United Kingdom’s terroir
Mauro Colagreco, of the three-Michelin-starred Mirazur in Menton, France is unveiling new culinary concepts in partnership with Raffles London at The OWO, a spectacular new destination for London, which is set to open its doors on Friday September 29th, 2023
Colagreco will launch three dining experiences: Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO, Mauro’s Table and Saison. Diners will be invited to embark on a culinary journey through the seasons, showcasing the variety of produce sourced in the UK at its seasonal peak.
Driven by a commitment to respecting biodiversity and the environment, all three of Colagreco’s dining experiences will showcase the U.K.’s fresh produce sourced from local farms, fields, and shores across the country. Colagreco’s culinary offering will truly be the heart and soul of the hotel, in which guests and locals can come together to celebrate, meet, entertain and delight.
Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO, his signature restaurant, offers an approach to sustainable gastronomy. A culinary experience that traces the paths of the UK’s territory, through menus that reveal the great richness and biodiversity of vegetables and fruits produced.
The attention to our Earth is at the centre of his creations, which see the link between agriculture and cuisine uniting at the table to celebrate the excellence of the British terroir. All delivered with Mauro’s unique combination of humility and passion.
Mauro’s Table is an intimate dining space situated in one of the building’s rounded pavillions. Centred around a magnificent dining table and backed by a dramatic show kitchen it will offer private dining for up to 20 guests. Continuing this remarkable culinary journey, Mauro’s Table will offer a unique tasting menu which is immersed in Colagreco’s vision. A journey inspired by the curious Knotted Garden, the experience will bring customers on a walk-through of different gardens, on a discovery of biodiversity. Thought to always have something green, in flower or eatable in the garden, the Knotted Garden is a pleasure for all the senses.
The kitchen will be helmed by Chef Leonel Aguirre, who has worked closely with Mauro Colagreco at Mirazur for two years and who shares Mauro’s vision for biodynamic, sustainable ingredients and the highest quality dining for discerning audiences. Additionally, Mauro has hand-picked a diverse and experienced team to represent him at his new landmark London destination.
Saison will feature a contemporary spin on the concept of a traditional hotel restaurant. Serving seasonal Mediterranean cuisine throughout the day including breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, this elegant space occupies a former historic library of the Old War Office. True to its name, Saison will reflect Chef Mauro Colagreco’s philosophy and commitment to seasonal cuisine. Filled throughout the day with natural light from the restored glass atrium, it is the perfect place to start or end the day.
Chef David Lepage, who will be managing the kitchen at Saison, brings a wealth of culinary experience. Chef Mauro Colagreco and Lepage have created gourmet, seasonal and Mediterranean cuisine to be shared at every moment of the day.
Mauro’s restaurants at Raffles London will form part of the culinary destination at The OWO, a spectacular offering featuring a total of nine new restaurants and bars. Led by world-renowned chefs and restaurateurs, each of The OWO’s dining spaces and bars will showcase an unrivalled selection of international cuisines and dining experiences. From early morning power breakfasts and lunches with the political elite to glamorous evening rendezvous, this monumental building will celebrate a new chapter as a bustling culinary hub in the heart of Whitehall, unlike anywhere else in London, opening from Friday September 29th.
In choosing Raffles London as his home in the capital, Colagreco explains: “The incredible location, combined with the professionalism of the Raffles London team, convinced me that this was the ideal time and place to launch for the first time in London with concepts that will be tailor-made for Raffles.”