From Annabel’s to Scott’s, Richard Caring is the name behind some of London’s most glamorous restaurants and members’ clubs. And at the end of last year, he expanded his canon with Bacchanalia, a brand-new dining room on Mount Street in Mayfair, complete with impressive interiors and a menu inspired by Greek and Italian cuisine. So what can diners expect?
A feast for the eyes, Bacchanalia has been designed by industry maverick Martin Brudnizki – known for his work at venues like Daphne’s and Aquavit. The restaurant features four Damien Hirst statues, alongside hand-painted ceiling murals and a selection of 2,000-year-old Greek and Roman artworks – including Gary Myatt’s floor to ceiling interpretation of Romans In Their Decadence.
Food is similarly lavish, with the kitchen spearheaded by acclaimed chef Athinagoras Kostakos, whose CV includes Mykonos hotspot Scorpios and Notting Hill’s Mazi. There’s a theatrical element to meals here, with many dishes finished tableside, and highlights including a sharing turbot, risotto nero and sea bream carpaccio.
There’s also an extensive wine list curated by Caprice Holdings’ Group Wine Director, Terry Kandylis, with over 650 bottles spanning regions of Greece, Italy, France and beyond. This includes a range of Bacchanalia’s own-label wines, such as a house champagne and a Tuscan red.
For those after a bit of privacy, a separate room called Artemis is available to book, with large windows overlooking the restaurant below, ensuring you can still enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Elsewhere, you’ll find Apollo’s Muse, a members’ only space which will offer a bespoke menu plus a weekly programme of exclusive events.
Bacchanalia is part of Caprice Holdings, a collection of restaurants chaired by Richard Caring, which also includes J Sheekey, Balthazar and 34 Mayfair.
Book at bacchanalia.co.uk