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Palm Restaurants announces UK debut

By Stefan Chomka , 25-Mar-2009

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US dining group Palm Restaurants is rolling out its steakhouse concept in the UK with the opening of a site in Londons Belgravia

US dining group Palm Restaurants is rolling out its steakhouse concept in the UK with the
opening of a site in London’s Belgravia.

The 130-cover restaurant, on the site of the former Marco Pierre White restaurant Drones, will feature a holding bar that seats eight people and a private room for up to 40 diners.

 

The design will be in keeping with the group’s style throughout the US, which is typified by
banquette seating, hardwood floors and caricatures of famous customers on the walls.

 

Food will be in the US steakhouse tradition, with steak, lobster and seafood mainstays of the menu. Dishes will include lobster bisque and the ‘Gigi’ salad of shrimps, bacon, green beans, tomato and onion.

 

Around 60 per cent of the beef will be of US origin although British beef will also feature on the menu.

 

Palm Restaurants operates 27 sites across the US, including four in New York, and has become a celebrity hang out, with regular customers including Will Smith, George Clooney and Daniel Craig.

 

The group also boasts having served every US president since Richard Nixon. The UK site will be its first venture outside US shores.

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