Milanese restaurant Paper Moon is set to make its London debut next year, as part of the F&B offering at The OWO. The independent venue will be one of nine restaurants and three bars on offer at the former Old War Office when it opens to the public next spring.

Originally founded in 1977, Paper Moon is a storied, family-owned Milanese restaurant group with a global following. Set within one of the grand heritage spaces of The OWO overlooking Horse Guards Avenue, the restaurant and bar will be designed to evoke  the warmth of an Italian house, complete with indoor olive trees, terracotta colours, and bespoke materials, including Travertine marble, brass and mesh materials.

Paper Moon The OWO

The will emphasise the elegance of the classic Italian cuisine that Paper Moon has become known for, with a statement bar providing a focal point for daily aperitivi, traditional Italian cocktails with a modern twist and more than 100 of the finest wines from regions across Europe.

“We are thrilled to be part of the collection of exciting new restaurant openings at The OWO, in such an iconic building,” says co-owner Claudio Bertoni. “Through our focus on home-style dishes and attentive service, Paper Moon has built an incredibly loyal following around the world. Our London debut will be a stylish destination where diners can join us for a culinary journey through Italy.”

“These vibrant new restaurants will be part of the dynamic dining offer which will place The OWO as a new epicentre for London’s culinary scene, and along with the new Raffles London hotel, the 85 residences and a Guerlain Spa, set the stage for an entirely new hospitality experience for visitors and Londoners,” adds Madani Sow of Westminster Development Services.