Michelin-starred Imperial Treasure Group has made its UK and European debut having opened a site on London’s Waterloo Place. The site launched in December 2018 in a Grade II listed building, in the heart of the St James’s conservation area.
The 140-cover, 8,500sq ft restaurant was completed by leading French Interior Architecture studio and Furniture design brand Liaigre, and features a colour palette of smoke grey, onyx and bronze across the main dining room, bar area and three private dining rooms to create an elegant, contemporary and sultry dining environment.
Frauke Meyer, Liaigre Creative Director told Premier Hospitality magazine: “The project is a completely new venture, located in an old 19th century listed building, hosting a bank. The building is grade II listed so the main requirement of the project was to preserve the walls and the spirit of the historical building.
“It has been a singular proposition mixing Chinese, French and English inspirations. The unusual proportions of the building (6 metres high from floor to ceiling) gave the studio teams the opportunity to create a cinematographic décor with a high angle view from the mezzanine on to the main dining room.
“For this project, the studio chose to focus on stunning signature materials such as dark tinted brushed oak, refined hardstone and Sun onyx.”
The award-winning pub group –which owns restaurants in Singapore, Hong Kong and China – has become synonymous with authentic Chinese fine dining and has received numerous accolades and awards. Its Shanghai restaurant has two Michelin stars, while Singapore and Hong Kong each hold one star.
Frauke said: “The specific features desired by Imperial Treasure were the development of a wine tasting area, also called a “sommelier” station, allowing the clients to taste the wines proposed on the wine list, a bar and a mezzanine, welcoming three separate private dining rooms.”
On the menu are high-end authentic Chinese specialities, fresh seasonal ingredients, responsibly sourced fish and live seafood. Dishes such as Imperial Treasure’s signature Peking Duck; barbecued Meats; caviar with scrambles egg white; grilled silver cod; baked crab with pepper; a good selection of vegetarian options and a dedicated dim sum menu are also available.
A cocktail bar offers a list of Asian-inspired creations alongside sake, champagne and a rare whisky collection.
Alfred Leung, Founder of Imperial Treasure commented: “We are delighted to bring Imperial Treasure to the capital – London has become one of the most exciting cities in the world for gastronomy and we are looking forward to showcasing our authentic fine dining Chinese cuisine to locals and visitors to London alike.”
Frauke added: “The last public project realised in London by Liaigre was the restaurant Hakkasan in 2006. Imperial Treasure was an opportunity for the studio to demonstrate our taste for precision and great materials.”
For more information about Imperial Treasure London, visit: http://www.imperialtreasure.com/
Insitu Fabrications Limited
Insitu Fabrications Limited specialise in the design, manufacture & installation of bespoke stainless kitchens & bars for the foodservice industry. The company has been in operation for 22 years and within this time has built up a strong portfolio of projects which includes Park Chinois, Hakkasan restaurants, Yauatcha, Burger & Lobster restaurants and Armani Hotel, amongst others.
Most recently, Insitu Fabrications Limited was involved with the work on Imperial Treasure. The company were appointed to deliver the design, manufacture & installation of the kitchen, bar & pantry areas of the restaurant.
Lizzie Wright, Insitu Fabrications Limited, said:
“We are extremely proud to have been part of this prestigious and first UK project with Imperial Treasure, working alongside some great companies.”
“At Insitu Fabrications Limited we pride ourselves in our ability to provide quality turnkey projects for our clients.”
Sidney Cubbage specialises in the delivery of ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing services for the construction sector, with a focus on works for high-end restaurant projects. The company was has been in operation since 1950 and within this time has been involved with many prestigious names including Hakkasan, Busaba and Spring Restaurant at Somerset House, amongst others.
Most recently, Sidney Cubbage has been involved with Imperial Treasure, providing the site with an extensive array of services including ventilation, kitchen extract, air conditioning/comfort cooling, plumbing and gas safety systems.
Commenting on the project, Sidney Cubbage Managing Director, Steve Remsbury, said:
“Imperial Treasure was a high-end project, with a team that we have worked with for ten to fifteen years, so it was important for us to maintain that relationship while working on an exciting new entry into the London restaurant market.”
“At Sidney Cubbage we pride ourselves on our level of service and the quality of our installations. We’re not the cheapest contractor on the market, but we ensure our clients get exactly what they pay for.”