The vertigo-inducing obelisk which officially opened in June 2012, welcomes Oblix – a sky restaurant created by the world-renowned chef, Rainer Becker.
Set to open in May 2013, this new exciting venue in London Bridge will be a dual dining experience, with an Oblix restaurant and an Oblix bar and lounge where there’ll be daily live entertainment from 9pm. All situated on the 32nd floor, it may not beat the likes of London sky bars Duck and Waffle and Vertigo in the height stakes, but there’s set to be one helluva view.
Rainer Becker is known for his decadent modern Japanese cuisine. He was the founding force of sophisticated Charlotte Street and Knightsbridge eateries Roka and Zuma, and the uber trendy Schochu cocktail lounge. And his family of Zuma restaurants spans worldwide from Dubai to Hong Kong.
But Becker has put his Far Eastern style aside in this latest project. Forget the sashimi and Robata grill, this highly esteemed German chef has approached the Oblix menu with flavours inspired by a ‘New York grill’.
Heading up the kitchen, his head chef Fabien Beaufour will be serving up a lunchtime menu of appetisers, an à la carte evening menu consisting of rotisserie-cooked joints and tasty charcoal-grilled steaks, as well as wood-fired breads and pizza. For brunch lovers, there’ll be a morning menu too.
With oh so sleek surroundings created by the same designers as trendy Wardour Street venue Princi, this could be the chicest sky restaurant to come to London next month.
With prices averaging at £55 per head and £12 surcharges for those wishing to be seated at the lounge tables after 9pm, this dining experience comes at a price.
But with the team using words like ‘urban’, ‘sophisticated’ and ‘elegant’, Oblix sounds like a promising venue for one of the most iconic structures in our city’s skyline.
Excited? So are we.
We’ll see you up there. x
Oblix, Level 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY, 0207 268 6700
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