It’s been announced that chef Jason Atherton is to head up a restaurant within the former Millennium Mayfair when it relaunches in the summer following a £60m transformation.
Atherton will open The Betterment inside The Biltmore, Mayfair, the first European property from Hilton’s LXR Hotels & Resorts brand.
The move will mark the Michelin star chef and restaurateur’s return to Grosvenor Square, who first opened Maze in the area in 2005.
Atherton says that after being approached by Mr Kwek, chairman of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, owner of The Biltmore, Mayfair, he knew it was an opportunity he ‘couldn’t let pass’.
The Betterment’s head chef will be Paul Walsh, who launched and led Jason Atherton’s City Social for five years and achieved the restaurant’s Michelin-starred status within seven months of its opening.
The Betterment’s seasonally driven menu will feature dishes of wood-fired fish and meats, fresh seafood, signature salads and plant-based plates.
At the heart of the restaurant will be a rustic open grill, which will bring the kitchen into the dining room and add a sense of theatre to the space.
This new restaurant and lifestyle offering, located at The Biltmore, Mayfair, will also include The Terrace, The Tea Lounge and The Pine Bar, all overseen by Jason Atherton.
Atherton commented: “To be working on the launch of The Betterment at The Biltmore, Mayfair is incredibly exciting. We chose the name The Betterment to encapsulate our journey from opening Pollen Street Social in 2011 to today, highlighting the progression of our food, ethos and way of thinking. To be returning to Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square after nine years is very special to me, and I’m thrilled to be doing it alongside world-class chef and friend, Paul Walsh.”