US restaurant chain The One Group is to make its UK debut next year, taking on the food and beverage operation at London’s revitalised Hippodrome Casino.
The Hippodrome, which closed in 2005, will reopen in 2011 as a 24-hour operation featuring a casino, terrace, restaurant, multiple bars and a cabaret.
One Group chief executive Jonathan Segal said: “As a British expat in the USA I am delighted to be the food and beverage operating partner in a building with such heritage and such memories for so many people.
“We see London as the stepping stone to Europe and this is just the first of many One Group operations that we plan to open in Europe.”
Founded six years ago, The One Group operates at 24 venues and runs the STK steakhouse brand, having launched its first restaurant, One, in New York’s Meatpacking district.