American chef Wolfgang Puck has announced plans to open a London outpost of his popular CUT steak restaurant concept at the Dorchester Collection’s newest hotel, 45 Park Lane in Mayfair.
Set to open alongside the launch of the 45-bedroom hotel in Spring 2011, CUT will be the first European site for Puck’s fine dining American steakhouse, which also has locations in Las Vegas, Beverley Hills and Singapore.
The menu will feature both wet and dry aged beef, pan-roasted lobster and sautéed and roasted whole fresh fish, while more ethnic dishes such as Chinese-style duck, wagyu beef sashimi with white truffle and Indian style short ribs, will also make an appearance.
Head chef David McIntyre, formerly of Puck’s Las Vegas restaurant Spago, will lead the kitchen that will deliver all-day dining.
“London has some of the very finest restaurants in the world. I’ve been waiting for the right time and the right partner to bring CUT to the city’s residents and visitors,” said Puck.
“It’s a small hotel so it’s manageable for the team. We’ll put our own mark on everything. I want to look at what people eat in London for breakfast and get the offer right. I want non-guests coming into the hotel in the morning.”
The 76-cover restaurant will occupy the ground floor of 45 Park Lane, while a mezzanine bar will provide additional seating for 30 guests.
Christopher Cowdray, chief executive of the Dorchester Collection, said: “Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant is critically acclaimed in exceptional locations in America. This is an exciting development in our vision for Dorchester Collection to be synonymous with offering the best and most popular restaurants in each hotel’s location.”
Puck also operates Spago in Beverley Hills, Las Vegas, Maui and Beaver Creek, Chinois in Santa Monica and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria and Cucina in Las Vegas.
The Dorchester Collection also recently opened Coworth Park, its first UK hotel outside of London, in Berkshire.