Experimental Group partners with Jackson Boxer to launch bistro at Henrietta Hotel

Experimental Group has partnered with Chef Consultant Jackson Boxer to introduce Henri, a new bistro at Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden, opening later this spring.

The hospitality group has enlisted long-time collaborator Dorothée Meilichzon to reimagine its London flagship with an extensive renovation of the ground floor restaurant. Diners can expect nods to the group’s Parisian heritage and the city’s famed bistros, as well as to Covent Garden’s rich history.

Taking inspiration from London’s continental neighbours, the menu at Henri will reflect the culinary traditions and timeless appeal of a Parisian bistro, serving Jackson’s take on French classics alongside signature Experimental cocktails. The restaurant and bar will be open until late into the evening.

“Jackson’s cooking is a poetic blend of British cuisine with subtle nods to French classics, and he never ceases to amaze us,” says Xavier Padovani, Partner and Director of Experimental Group. “Working with him at Cowley Manor has been an incredible treat, and bringing him along for the ride at Henrietta couldn’t come at a better time. We can’t wait to see what he does once we open our doors at Henri.”

Jackson Boxer, Chef Proprietor of Brunswick House and Orasay adds: “As a young cook my most eye-opening and palate-enlarging dining experiences involved a cheap early morning Eurostar ticket away. For all the affection and admiration I hold for the global and eclectic nature of my home turf, my reverence for the exceptional produce and imaginative verve of the Parisian bistros of my youth remains undimmed. I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved in reimagining the luxurious country house hotel for a contemporary, cosmopolitan crowd, now I’m excited to do the same for a late-night theatreland restaurant in Covent Garden.”