Vivi at Centre Point by Rhubarb will be the flagship dining destination at the Grade II-listed site when it reopens next year, occupying a bridge overlooking Oxford Street.
Plans for the restaurant were first announced in 2016, though its launch has now been pushed back to April 2018.
The 290-cover dining room promises to offer a ‘nostalgic British menu’ with ‘modernised’ takes on sixties dishes such as cauliflower cheese croquettes with slow roasted tomatoes and Lea & Perrins; sautéed chicken, mushrooms, cream and white wine with warm biscuits; and a banana split to share.
Centre Point was one of London’s first skyscrapers when it was built in the sixties and is being developed in to over 80 luxury apartments, shops and restaurants.
Vivi is keeping the building’s original tiling and will feature lighting modelled on the building block toy Play Plax.
“We have every confidence that Vivi will reflect the creativity, style and precision synonymous with the Rhubarb brand,” says PB Jacobse, managing director at Rhubarb.
Rhubarb is also behind London’s Sky Garden and is working with Eric Chavot on a restaurant project at The Royal Albert Hall.