Luxury London hotel, The Connaught, has opened a standalone patisserie at the side of the hotel, with its own dedicated entrance on Mount Street. 

The Connaught Patisserie, designed by Ab Rogers Design, will serve and sell handmade delicacies alongside coffee, artisan tea and champagne. 

Blending classical and contemporary design, the rose-hued shop takes inspiration from intricately crafted jewellery boxes with Rosa tea marble floors, layered textures of pink sandstone, walnut and polished mirrors, which warmly welcome guests into the space, whilst curvaceous chairs and intimate circular marble tables add an additional element of comfort and luxury. 

Hand blown hot pink crystal lights suspend above the centrepiece of Bianco Fantastico marble whilst bronze details and a playful sculptured clock, which keeps time according to whether it’s the ideal moment for a croissant or mid-afternoon gâteau, cement the design concept.

The Connaught’s Executive Pastry Chef Nicolas Rouzaud and his team have created pastries and treats including loaf cakes and ‘gâteaux de voyage’ – cakes historically designed to last throughout long pilgrimages – which will sit on the counter alongside a special exclusive courtesy of The River Café. Their famous ‘Chocolate Nemesis’ will be hand delivered daily to the patisserie – the first time that it will be made available outside its home. 

The counter will also house ten seasonal patisseries including classics such as Paris-Brest, Apple Tatin and St Honoré, as well as contemporary delicacies of Yuzu Éclair, Mango and Passion Fruit Mousse cake and the Chocolate Tonka Tart. Meanwhile, the much-loved Connaught hound that graces the hotel emblem, has been reimagined as a miniature chocolate hazelnut cake, which will be a signature of the menu. 

“It has always been our goal to open this little jewel of a Patisserie at this special location and I’m so happy to be doing it at this time for our Mayfair neighbours, and London Community,” says owner Paddy McKillen.