First DC superhero-inspired ‘immersive’ restaurant to open in London

Movie studio Warner Bros. has revealed that the first-ever DC superheroes restaurant will open in London’s Soho this spring.

The restaurant will replace the Titanic restaurant, which was fronted by chef Marco Pierre White.

Park Row is to occupy 18,000 sq ft basement venue at The Crown Estate’s Grade II listed 77 Brewer Street. It will comprise of five restaurants, offering 330 covers, three bar areas with interiors designed by London-based Ab Rogers Design (ARD). 

The ARD studio has designed the interiors to bring DC’s famous fictional environments to life, using objects, light and materials to emulate diner’s favourite DC superheroes and supervillains. 

The restaurant will offer historically inspired British sharing dishes at Pennyworth’s (named after Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred), and an international menu at The Penguin’s Iceberg Lounge.

 A Harley Quinn-inspired restaurant will provide omakase, whilst Old Gotham City – a “villainous speakeasy”, will provide cocktails alongside sharing plates. 

The restaurants will be overseen by group executive chef Cláudio Cardoso, former group executive chef at Sushisamba. Mark Garston, innovation director and former head of central development at three Michelin-starred The Fat Duck in Bray and creative director Mike Bagale, formerly of three Michelin-starred Alinea in Chicago, will be responsible for menu development.

James Bulmer, CCO of Wonderland Restaurant, said: “We are delighted to partner with Warner Bros. to create their first immersive DC-inspired gastronomic restaurant experience found anywhere in the world. 

“This is a project many years in the making, with every detail carefully thought out to deliver a unique experience for our guests. Trends in our sector are moving towards fun, immersive and experiential dining and our aim is to demonstrate this on a grand scale with exceptional food and drink to match.” 

He added: “I am still a child at heart, inspired by the greatest stories and storytellers. For me, great food experiences are about unlocking guests’ emotions and creating edible memories.”

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