The Park is an upcoming restaurant from lauded London restaurateur Jeremy King, planned to open in Spring 2024 in west London. Although little is known about the restaurant currently, we do know where it’ll be - King has signed off on a space inside the new Park Modern Building, currently under construction on the corner of Bayswater Road and Queensway, opposite Kensington Palace Gardens.
Jeremy King is well-known as half of one of London’s most famous restaurateur pairings. As one half of Corbin & King, King conceptualised and co-founded iconic restaurants such as The Wolseley, Brasserie Zedel, The Delaunay, and Colbert in Chelsea. Corbin & King specialised in European ‘grand cafe’ style restaurants, which offered flexible all-day menus to suit almost any occasion, often inside impressive dining rooms. Service was another Corbin & King calling card - all these restaurants had a reputation for measured, attentive service.
In 2022, London’s restaurant landscape was shaken by news that Corbin & King had been taken over by another investor - the Minor Hotel Group. Minor took a controlling stake in the businesses, and has since rebranded the group as the Wolseley Hospitality Group. King left the group after the sale, but the announcement of The Park signals his return to London’s hospitality scene. ‘I can confirm I am “getting back in the saddle” – or perhaps more precisely getting the hacking jacket tailored and building the stable,’ he said in an email to the Evening Standard, on announcing the latest news on The Park.
Little else is known currently about the restaurant; King has stated that The Park will be an upscale brasserie of sorts, but it will be more modern than his previous restaurants.