Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton is set to open a restaurant at upcoming hotel The Biltmore Mayfair this summer.
Opening at The Biltmore represents a return to Grosvenor Square for the successful chef, who first rose to fame helping to launch Gordon Ramsay’s Maze on the square in 2005. Christened The Betterment, Atherton’s latest venture will serve a seasonally changing menu which will feature wood-fired fish and meats, alongside fresh seafood, signature salads and on-trend plant-based dishes.
An artist's impression of The Betterment's interiors
The restaurant will be centred around a rustic open grill, which will bring the kitchen into the dining room and add a sense of theatre. Heading up the kitchen will be Paul Walsh, the chef who launched Atherton’s City Social restaurant and helped it to achieve Michelin star status just seven months after opening.
Atherton’s influence over the hotel’s food and beverage options won’t end at just The Betterment though, as the 47-year-old chef will also oversee the hotel’s Terrace, Tea Lounge and its drinking destination, The Pine Bar.
An artist's impression of The Pine Bar, which will also be overseen by Atherton
The opening of The Biltmore Mayfair is scheduled for the summer of this year, and will become Europe’s first property within the LXR Hotels & Resorts collection. Speaking about the upcoming opening, Atherton said: “To be working on the launch of The Betterment at The Biltmore, Mayfair is incredibly exciting. When we were approached by Mr Kwek, Chairman of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc, owner of The Biltmore, Mayfair, we just knew it was an opportunity we couldn’t let pass.”
“We chose the name The Betterment to encapsulate our journey from opening Pollen Street Social in 2011 to today, highlighting the progression of our food, ethos and way of thinking. To be returning to Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square after nine years is very special to me, and I’m thrilled to be doing it alongside world-class chef and friend, Paul Walsh.”
Jason's business partner is his wife Irha
The Biltmore, Mayfair will take the place of what is currently the Millennium Mayfair, and is the result of a £60 million redevelopment. The hotel promises to provide guests with “elegant design, exceptional service and state-of-the-art amenities”.