Opening: Restaurant The Cocochine in London (UK)

Roger Hohl
Roger Hohl
Executive Editor Roger Hohl always reports firsthand. He has been gathering experiences and impressions in the luxury travel segment since 2006, from the South Sea to China and Asia, across Europe to Africa and America. He is always on the lookout for the most spectacular and extraordinary locations, combined with the best possible comfort and service. His focus is on independent and critical perception from the perspective of the most demanding clientele, as today's customers in this segment expect the highest quality. His motto: pushing the limits - but always fair!

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London’s prestigious Mayfair district is about to welcome a culinary masterpiece unlike any other. Opening its doors on March 25th, 2024, The Cocochine, nestled within the historic walls of 27 Bruton Place, promises a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Spearheaded by Tim Jefferies, owner of Mayfair’s esteemed Hamiltons Gallery, and the culinary virtuoso Chef Larry Jayasekara, The Cocochine is poised to redefine gastronomic luxury in the heart of the city.

(c) Hamiltons Gallery | Tim Jefferies and Larry Jayasekara (f.l.t.r.)

Culinary Magic: Chef Larry’s Global Inspirations

At the helm of this gastronomic venture, Tim and Larry have meticulously restored and reimagined the former mews house, infusing it with an air of sophistication and charm. Paying homage to Tim’s beloved daughter, the restaurant’s name, “The Cocochine,” exudes warmth and familial affection.

Step inside, and you’ll be enveloped in an atmosphere that seamlessly blends artistry and hospitality. The interior design, crafted with meticulous attention to detail, sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. From the ground level’s main à la carte dining room, adorned with soft lighting to ensure guests dine in comfort, to the mosaic-clad first level featuring a chef’s counter offering intimate views into the bustling kitchen, every corner exudes elegance and refinement.

(c) Hamiltons Gallery

Chef Larry Jayasekara’s culinary prowess takes center stage, offering guests a gastronomic journey inspired by his global travels and experiences. With a commitment to sourcing the finest ingredients, The Cocochine’s menu showcases the best of British and international produce. From regenerative farmland in Northamptonshire to single-origin chocolate from rural Suffolk, each dish is a testament to the chef’s dedication to quality and sustainability.

(c) Hamiltons Gallery

Embracing Tradition: A Return to Personalized Service

But The Cocochine is more than just a culinary haven; it’s a celebration of connection and tradition. Eschewing online booking services, guests are invited to begin their journey with a personal phone call, setting the tone for a dining experience rooted in old-school hospitality.

Venture into the basement, and you’ll discover The Cocochine’s meticulously curated wine cellar, boasting an impressive selection of fine wines and champagnes from around the globe. For those seeking non-alcoholic alternatives, the restaurant offers handcrafted teas and fruit syrups, all made in-house to ensure a truly bespoke experience.

(c) Hamiltons Gallery

Whether you’re indulging in a leisurely lunch or savoring a sumptuous dinner, The Cocochine promises to delight discerning palates and captivate the senses. With its commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to hospitality, this culinary gem is poised to become a must-visit destination for connoisseurs of fine dining.

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