Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno has revealed plans to open Pavyllon London in early summer 2023, set within Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. The new restaurant will bring Alléno’s refined neighbourhood dining style to London, offering a British expression of his signature modern French dishes.

Located within Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane in a freshly designed space, Pavyllon London will champion laid-back luxury, pairing fine cuisine with a modern and warm environment – a reflection of Alléno’s long-standing love affair with London and his firm belief that restaurants form the backbone of the city’s social scene.

The menu will be ever-changing, a testament to Alléno’s creative food philosophy that every great classic is avant-garde. While dishes will be rooted in French gastronomy and techniques, and share influence with Pavyllon Paris, he will draw inspiration from seasonal British produce to create a truly modern dining experience.

The menus will also reflect a passionate belief of Yannick’s that chefs have a responsibility to look after the good health of their guests. As such, he reforms classical approaches by reducing the amount of sugar, fat, and salt in his dishes without compromising flavour or any sense of indulgence. Underpinning his philosophy of modern French cuisine are multiple pillars, another being the importance of sauce, and extraction – a technique he developed in 2013 – as well as fermentation.

This is best represented in dishes found in Pavyllon Paris such as: perfect egg, Paris ham jelly, Isigny cream and Maison Prunier caviar and vegetable raviolis with spring extraction broth and perfumed oils as well as Chef Yannick’s interpretation of the French classic – cheese soufflé, steamed with Comté and celery extraction. For the main event, guests can expect aiguillette of sea bass with a celery extraction sauce and Pavyllon’s surf and turf, blue lobster and wagyu beef mille-feuille choron sauce beaten with toasted sesame oil.

The wine offering has been equally well considered with the help of sommelier Vincent Javaux, and will be vast yet discerning, including references from some of the world’s best vineyards alongside family-owned chateaus. There will also be a significant selection of wines available by the glass.

“Partnering with the iconic Four Seasons brand has always been a dream of mine, and I am so excited that this partnership will be conceived in London, where I have long wanted to open,” says Alleno. “Together, we’ve created a concept that will reflect the contemporary and vibrant nature of the city it will call home, while appealing to locals, visitors, and all who enter its doors.”

“Across our growing global portfolio of nearly 600 restaurants and bar outlets, Four Seasons consistently offers best-in-class, innovative concepts that are brought to life by creative craftspeople who share our passion for exceptional service and culinary excellence,” comments Kimberly Grant, Global Head of Restaurants and Bars, Four Seasons. “We are thrilled that Chef Yannick has chosen Four Seasons to partner on his first opening in London. Together, we are raising the bar even higher, with a concept that reflects the future of fine dining with elevated cuisine and service, with a distinctly warm and welcoming touch.”