Mayfair has welcomed another delicious addition to its growing restaurant portfolio following the opening of Rumours.
Rumours is an inclusive all-day dining destination serving globally-inspired plates from sunrise to sunset. Taking influence from the melting pot of cultures in London, Rumours aims to bring people together – whether that’s colleagues, friends, family or partners – into a sociable hub where socialising, eating and drinking are the orders of the day.
The restaurant is split across two floors; the basement is home to a bar area where guests can drink pre or post meal while the upstairs is the restaurant, an expansive space featuring booth seating, a smattering of Scandi inspired tables and chairs, and a separate bar area. The space has been designed to suit various group sizes.
Other highlights include vintage bird wallpaper, with brass mesh caging for the walls in the seating booth area to represent a ‘bird cage’ and enclose an intimate seating booth space for large party groups. Ceramic jungle mixed tiles have been used to enhance an element of cultural background with the theme of birds travelling. Antique mirrors to the back bar wall add a sense of classic sophistication.
Externally, the façade has been painted coral alongside deep green coloured awnings. The planters and floral door feature is a main focal point to the entrance of the restaurant. The design, build and construction management for the project was overseen by LXA.
A spokesperson for LXA commented:
“It’s a beautiful project, very modern and playful. Heddon Street is an amazing location, a true epicurean paradise in the heart of London. Our team is very happy to see this open and wish Rumours every success.”
The Rumours menu draws influences from cuisines found across the global, merging flavours from far-flung destinations. Brunch, London’s favourite meal, has been given the attention this mid-morning tradition so rightly deserves. The brunch menu features an exciting medley of plant-based dishes as well as comfort food classics and sweet bites. Favourites include: avocado on sourdough toast; ricotta hotcakes with condensed milk; grilled cheese sandwiches; and banana waffles with maple syrup.
Virtuous guests can load up on fresh and filling salads such as: salmon poke with brown rice; spinach, avocado and sesame; and quinoa, pomegranate and cucumber. Guests have the option of pimping up their salad with a range of add-ons like roasted halloumi, grilled chicken, prawns or seared miso salmon.
For lunch and dinner, the menu is brimming with small plates, burgers, and substantial mains. Starters include: gluten-free crisps with guacamole; burrata topped with tomatoes; and hummus served alongside assorted vegetables. Similar to the brunch menu, salads, sandwiches, and burgers are available, like the crowd-pleasing vegan burger – a juicy plant-based patty topped with homemade condiments. Larger plates come in the form of prawn linguine; roasted salmon with miso; and chicken paillard. Desserts are just as tempting with cheesecakes, seasonal tarts, pavlova, and banana bread all joining the line-up.
The drinks menu is an electric mix of juices, smoothies, coffee and classic cocktails. For non-alcoholic concoctions Rumours serve freshly squeezed orange juice, ginger shots, and immune boosting daily greens smoothies.
Coffee is a central offering at Rumours, with the beans responsibly sourced from farms across the globe. Along with signature lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos, the restaurant also serves matcha lattes, hot chocolate and turmeric lattes, which can all be made with soy, almond or coconut milk. When the sun sets, Rumours switches up the vibe, knocking out well-loved libations including the timeless Negroni and the sun-drenched Aperol Spritz.
To find out more, please visit www.rumoursmayfair.com.
BluePrint Ceramics specialises in the supply of porcelain, ceramic and natural stone products. BluePrint Ceramics has been trading for 8 years and has built a strong reputation for tile specification in the UK and abroad.
The company works with a range of clients in a number of sectors, from the hospitality and retail industries to high-end residential properties. Clients include River Island, JD Sports and Hilton Hotels, amongst others. It was recently responsible for supplying tiles to Rumours in Mayfair.
Simon Peel, Sales Director and Founder, said:
“We work with architects and interior designers on a specification basis. Generally, we will be approached by a designer or architect who is looking to create a certain concept. Basically we try to find the right tile for the project and what the client is looking for.
“We take pride in our customer service and bringing unique products to the market. There are a lot of tile manufactures that obviously supply products but we like to think that we’re offering something unique. If you take Rumours, you can see the uniquely designed tiles that create the venue’s distinctive look. Ultimately we are able to bring something different to the market.”
To find out more, please visit www.blueprintceramics.com.