Bacchanalia, new restaurant in Mayfair

Bacchanalia: Richard Caring’s Hot New Restaurant Opens This November

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Mayfair is getting a new culinary hotspot

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From Annabel’s to Scott’s, Richard Caring is the name behind some of London’s most glamorous restaurants and members’ clubs. This November, he is expanding 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.

Set to be 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 will feature 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.

Cocktail at Bacchanailia

Food will be similarly lavish, with the kitchen spearheaded by acclaimed chef Athinagoras Kostakos, whose CV includes Mykonos hotspot Scorpios and Notting Hill’s Mazi. There will be a theatrical element to meals here, with many dishes finished tableside, and highlights including a sharing turbot, risotto nero and sea bream carpaccio. 

There will also be 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 will include a range of Bacchanalia’s own-label wines, such as a house champagne and a Tuscan red. 

Bacchanailia, a restaurant in Mayfair

For those after a bit of privacy, a separate room called Artemis will be 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. 

Burrata dish at Bacchanailia

Bacchanalia will be part of Caprice Holdings, a collection of restaurants chaired by Richard Caring, which also includes J Sheekey, Balthazar and 34 Mayfair.

The restaurant is set to open on 24 November, and bookings are now open. bacchanalia.co.uk