Decimo | King’s Cross Restaurant
Last Updated: 6th September 2019
Peter Sanchez-Iglesias is about to open a restaurant in London.
And while he’s not related to Enrique, he is going to be your hero.
See, up till now he’s been running two Michelin starred restaurants – Casamia and Paco Tapas – in Bristol. And for his first foray into the capital, he’s making quite the entrance – with a restaurant ten storeys up at new hotel The Standard in King’s Cross.
Accessed via its own outdoor lift.
Inside, the space’ll be just as impressive, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city and the stunning Renaissance Hotel opposite. The interiors have been put together by designer Shawn Hausman, who’s not only been behind the other Standard hotels around the globe but also a number of striking restaurants, each of which he’s styled with cinematic levels of detail and character. In contrast to the rest of the hotel, Decimo will have a retro-rustic vibe, with handmade Brazilian tiles, rattan ceilings and macrame wall hangings.
Decimo is the Spanish translation of ‘tenth’ – no coincidence, as the menu here will feature a well thought-out and creative blend of Spanish and Mexican dishes. For opening, they’ll include the likes of mushroom paella and tortilla topped with caviar; grilled quails; oysters; octopus aguachile (like ceviche); top-grade jamon sliced at your table; and a whole load of meat and fish, from suckling pig shoulder to turbot, scorched over a charcoal grill in a nod to Sanchez-Iglesias’ childhood trips to Spanish beaches. And to ensure it all lives up to the reputation that precedes him, he’ll be bringing along some of the teams from his Michelin starred eateries, including chef Josh Green, who he describes as a “natural born killer when it comes to food.”
To go with it all, there’ll also be a standalone bar, where you can score tequila cocktails and food until 2 in the morning.
Just make sure you take the lift back down before the sun comes up.
NOTE: Decimo opens on 10th October (10th…of the 10th…say whaaat). You can make a booking now at their website HERE.
Decimo | The Standard London, 10 Argyle Street, WC1H 8EG
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