Grolet, who is considered to be one of the world’s best pastry chefs, will open Cedric Grolet at The Berkeley with food and drink available to take away or to consumed within the hotel, in a new 60-cover space.
The patisserie will have a pastry theatre and eight seats that will overlook the kitchen and enable guests to see Grolet’s team at work.
The chef is known for his culinary ‘trompe-l'œil’ and his famous fruits and flowers patisserie creations will be able to buy at the new café, which will serve ‘le petit déjeuner’ and ‘Goûter Cedric Grolet’ afternoon tea.
There will also be a large selection of pastries, viennoisseries and exclusive new creations on the menu.
“Opening in London is a monumental event for me. It’s the first time we will be outside of France, and London - particularly The Berkeley with its forward-thinking attitude - was the obvious choice,” he says.
“It is such a special city and its energy completely inspires me. I can’t wait to open early next year and share with the capital the result of mixing my two universes for the very first time."
It is not the first time the pastry chef will have showcased his patisserie skills. In 2019 he undertook a residency at Harrods and told BigHospitality at the time that he would like to have a more permanent base in the capital in future.
Grolet joined Le Meurice in Paris in 2012 and has won numerous awards, including being named Best Pastry Chef by Gault & Millau in 2017 and Best Pastry Chef in the World 2018 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.