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If you’re looking for food from a Michelin-starred chef that no one else in London has experienced before, pay close attention to the details of the new Mandarin Oriental Mayfair. Opening this winter, the hotel will be the first UK foray for Chef Akira Back, who has quite an impressive global portfolio, with 16 restaurants to his credit in Las Vegas, Dubai, Paris, Beverly Hills, Hanoi, Singapore, Seoul , San Diego , Seychelles, Toronto, Bangkok and Delray Beach. Incredibly, there are 12 more on the way, with Mandarin Oriental Mayfair being one of them.

If you’re not aware of Chef Back and his international fame, he was born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado. His Michelin moment came in 2018 with one star awarded to his restaurant Dosa in Seoul. He has also hosted the James Beard House dinners seven times.

What will he be doing at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair, you may ask. We believe he will present modern interpretations of Japanese cuisine, inspired by his Korean heritage and travel. He will also manage 24-hour in-room dining for hotel guests and there will be a lobby lounge with innovative cocktails.

It is the second Mandarin Oriental hotel in London (Hyde Park opened its doors after extensive refurbishment in 2000). Given its new location in Hanover Square in Mayfair, London’s most popular neighborhood for Michelin-starred dining, Chef Back will definitely have to bring his A-game, but he certainly sounds like an overachiever to us.

As for the rest of the hotel, full details are yet to be revealed. Apparently a spa not only available to hotel guests is coming and it looks like something impressive will open on the roof. Will this be another rooftop bar for London? Is that the spa? We’ll have to wait.

More about Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

Where is it? 22 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1JP

When does it open? Winter 2022

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