Due to open on the rooftop of Shoreditch’s The Hoxton hotel on 17 May, the 80-cover restaurant will have a newly created entrance on Willow Street and will be open to all.
Maya started life as a pop-up at Soho House West Hollywood in January 2019 and went on to hold residencies at Houses across the world, including Ludlow House, Shoreditch House, and Soho House Berlin. Maya now has a permanent site in West Hollywood.
The concept was created by executive chef Giacomo Pettinari, who prior to joining Soho House spent more than a decade working in LA’s top restaurants ‘learning from Mexican line cooks, and eating out at Mexican restaurants and food trucks twice a week’.
In designing the original menu for Maya, Pettinari tapped into his love of regional Mexican cooking and took inspiration from recipes that his predominantly Oaxacan kitchen staff knew from home.
Like the original location, the menu will focus on coastal Baja-Mexican food using locally sourced produce, and includes new dishes such as spicy tuna tostada with crispy leeks and chipotle aioli, plant-based Mushroom quesadilla with chipotle mayo, and calabacitas Taco with squash blossom, cream and pico de gallo.
Favourite dishes from the West Hollywood site will also be on the menu, including barbacoa, young coconut aguachile and - billed as crowd favourite - a roaming guacamole cart preparing guacamole tableside.
The cocktail menu has also been given a Mexican twist with a Mayan Negroni, a Verde Aztec and a T&T (tequila paired with a Trip CBD mixer).
The rooftop, designed by the Soho House design team, is inspired by bohemian decor and its East London location. Greenery and natural touches are used throughout, contrasting with its industrial setting and blackened steel fittings.
There is a large outdoor area, with rooftop views and a banquette running across the back of the space. The indoor space is encased by a new glass structure, with a concrete and terrazzo bar, and a mix of low-level lounge seating, booths, and dining tables.