Soho House is set to bring Mexican restaurant concept, Maya, to London with its first permeant UK site at The Hoxton hotel in Shoreditch.

After starting as a pop-up at Soho House West Hollywood in January 2019 by Executive Chef Giacomo Pettinari, the restaurant became an instant hit and has gone on to hold residencies at Ludlow House, Shoreditch House and Soho House Berlin.

Prior to joining Soho House, Pettinari spent more than a decade working in LA’s top restaurants, learning from Mexican line cooks, and eating out at Mexican restaurants and food trucks twice a week.

At its new home in Shoreditch, the 80-cover restaurant – located on the rooftop of the seventh floor of the hotel – will have its own dedicated entrance off Willow Street and will tap into Pettinari’s love of regional Mexican cooking and traditional recipes.

Taking its cue from the original location, the menu focuses on coastal Baja-Mexican food using locally sourced produce and includes new dishes such as Spicy Tuna Tostada with crispy leeks and chipotle aioli; plant-based Mushroom Quesadilla with chipotle mayo; and Calabacitas Taco with squash blossom, cream and pico de gallo, among others.

Favourite dishes from the West Hollywood site will also be on the menu – these include Barbacoa, Young Coconut Aguachile and crowd favourite, the roaming guacamole cart preparing made-to-order guacamole tableside.

The cocktail menu has also been given a Mexican twist with a Mayan Negroni, a Verde Aztec and a T&T, tequila paired with a Trip CBD mixer.

The rooftop, designed by the Soho House design team, is inspired by bohemian decor and its east London location. Greenery and natural touches are used throughout, contrasting with its industrial setting and blackened steel fittings.

There is a large outdoor area, with rooftop views and a banquette running across the back of the space to create a comfortable, al fresco dining area. The indoor space is encased by a new glass structure, with a concrete and terrazzo bar, and a mix of low-level lounge seating, booths, and dining tables.