Hotel Café Royal is pleased to announce the opening of its latest restaurant, Barbounia. The restaurant brings authentic Italian and Mediterranean-inspired dining to London’s Regent Street. Situated in the heart of the luxury hotel, the space overlooks the stunning 700-pound Murano glass chandelier and reception designed by Piero Lissoni. Created by Chef Alessandro Verdenelli, the menu showcases traditional cooking techniques with modern touches, using the highest quality ingredients and locally sourced and seasonal products wherever possible. Barbounia, which translates as red mullet in Greek, offers an all-day dining menu featuring classic Mediterranean flavours, from fresh seafood and meat dishes to handmade pasta and pizzettas. Designed to suit all occasions, whether a dinner with friends and family or a business lunch, guests can choose from an array of small plates, sharing platters, mains dishes, salads, sides and desserts.
The starters and small plates include the Raw Counter which has the Royal Platter for two, oysters, beef carpaccio and caviar, to red tuna tartare with avocado and rocket, grilled octopus, and black truffle arancini with Parmesan cream. Main dishes feature handmade pasta dishes such as Lobster Tortelli with cherry tomatoes, bisque, and micro parsley, Veal Milanese and fresh fish dishes including Red Mullet with lemon and Provençal sauce.
The restaurant has put its own twist on the classic ‘Aperitivo Hour’ with a ‘House Selection’, offering a sharing platter of oysters, red prawns and langoustines with olives, Parmiagno and truffle arancini, served with a glass of sparkling wine or wine for £40 per person. Available from 3.00pm to 7.00pm.
Children under 12 years of age are invited to dine on a complimentary basis too, reflecting the hotel’s family-friendly ethos.
Barbounia offers an additional option to the array of culinary outlets already situated within the hotel, from two-Michelin starred restaurant Alex Dilling at Hotel Cafe Royal, Cakes & Bubbles by Albert Adrià, its famous Afternoon Tea at The Grill Room, and the Green Bar with its recently launched menu centred around absinthe.