The 350-cover restaurant will be split over three levels and will open at 20 Hanover Square - one of Mayfair’s only surviving Georgian Grade II listed buildings - in October 2021.
Divided across three levels with five distinct spaces, The Maine will have a brasserie, a tavern and a secluded year-round terrace. Its aim is to bring a ‘blend of old-world British Elegance, New England extravagance and subterranean decadence’, according to the owners.
The New England style restaurant will be the first international outpost for The Maine, which was founded by Montreal businessman Joey Ghazal in Dubai in 2014 and is inspired by the summers Ghazal spent on holiday in Maine and Vermont on America’s East Coast. The restaurant group currently operates three venues in Dubai - an oyster bar and grill, a neighbourhood restaurant and an upscale brasserie, as well as a taco truck.
It will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and late-night cocktails. A carefully curated music programme will also be very much on the menu.
The townhouse building The Maine will occupy dates back to 1720 and is the former homestead of the Duke of Montrose. It will be the very first time the site has been used as a social dining and entertainment destination.