Mandarin Oriental launches open-air restaurant

16 Jul 2008 by Mark Caswell

Park TerraceLuxury hotel
brand Mandarin Oriental has opened an outdoor restaurant at its Hyde Park
property, and will have a butler on hand to dole out sun cream, iced towels and
designer sunglasses.

Open during the
summer months until September 30, The Park Terrace offers “fresh, summery dishes” for breakfast, lunch, tea
and dinner, and looks out onto the southern meadows of Hyde Park below the
Serpentine Lake.

The hotel says it
has worked closely with the Royal Parks’ landscape gardeners to ensure the
design of the restaurant is in keeping with its surroundings. Flowers and
plants mirror those found in the park, with teak furntiure and Portland
stonework creating “the informal elegance of an English country garden”.

Mandarin says
that its very own Terrace Butler will be on hand to provide visitors with sun
creams, iced towels, hand-held fans and water sprays (when the sun decides to
make an appearance of course), and guests will also be able to avail themselves
of sunglass-cleaning services, or borrow designer pairs for the duration of
their visit.

The area adjacent to the Hyde Park
property is currently undergoing major development to add 80 luxury residences, complete with leisure facilities, a swimming
pool and underground parking. The project is being developed by Candy & Candy, and will be serviced and branded by Mandarin Oriental.

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