Chef Andrew Wong’s latest restaurant Kym’s is set to open its doors in London later this year in September.
The new outlet will be located in Bloomberg Arcade, at Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in the City, with aims to be a modern premium casual Chinese restaurant with a relaxed and comfortable interior.
Kym’s had been the name of Wong’s parents’ restaurant in Victoria in 1985, where the family worked for 27 years. He and his wife Nathalie reopened it as A.Wong in 2012 and Kym’s will be the chef’s second restaurant in London.
The new restaurant will feature a selection of dishes based around Andrew’s interpretation of classic Chinese dishes. Kym’s will also offer a smaller ‘grab and go’ menu during lunch service.
The restaurant will seat 120 guests over two floors with access from street level via a circular entrance bar that will accommodate up to 30 guests. The interior design was created by Michaelis Boyd, and features a colour palette of pale pinks and greens, with accents of copper, deep blue and plum and a mix of dark wood and terrazzo flooring.
Wong said: “My food has always been about the journey – the history of China and the cultures of its gastronomic regions. Kym’s will be no different really but this time it’s about my community and my own journey. The name is actually something very personal to me and my family.
“Some of the flavours will be instantly recognisable and even hark back to the nostalgia of the original Kym’s menus, with sweet and sour elements and more rice-based dishes. I think we’ve all evolved and I want to offer casual Chinese food that is something away from what guests have come to expect.”