Louie | Covent Garden Restaurant & Bar
Last Updated: 15th January 2020 | Main image: ©2020 Google
It takes a lot of brass to open a restaurant on a site that was once run by the most Michelin-decorated chef in the world.
Luckily, Louie has a lot of it – quite literally, because this four-storey townhouse will be crowned by a roof terrace with live brass bands.
It’s the latest venture from Chiltern Firehouse’s Guillaume Glipa and the Parisian restaurant outfit, Paris Society (behind dining hotspots Loulou and Perruche). Apparently named after both King Louis XIV and Louis Armstrong, it’ll be a Franco-New Orleans palace of fun, with a two-storey restaurant, a bar area, and a rooftop housed on the old L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon site in Covent Garden.
The restaurant will be headed up by chef Slade Rushing, who has not only left the 2019 New Orleans Restaurant of the Year to come here, but has five James Beard noms – the ‘Oscars of food’ – to his (excellent) name. He’ll be plating up Creole and French cuisine for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, in a dining room with ‘clean, light décor’ – all refined, neutral shades and pared-back furnishings… except for the huge oyster bar and the vintage jukebox blasting out Duke Ellington.
And above the two restaurant floors will be the bar and roof terrace, where you’ll cosy up by the fire, sip cocktails and soak up the live jazz…
Sounds like a hoot.
NOTE: Louie is set to open sometime in March. We’ll be back with the full scoop when it does…
Louie | 13-15 West St, London WC2H 9NE
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