The Magazine Restaurant: Όταν η σύγχρονη αρχιτεκτονική, συναντά τη σύγχρονη κουζίνα
New contemporary European food offering at The Magazine restaurant at Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Opened: Autumn 2013
Interior Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Photographer Credit : Ed Reeve
One of the most inspiring dining spaces in London, Zaha Hadid Architects’ designed The Magazine Restaurant at Serpentine Sackler Gallery now has an entirely new food offering. Emmanuel Eger took charge of the kitchen as the new Head Chef earlier this year and has, together with his Sous Chef, Felix Weber, created vibrant and exciting new menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea.
The Magazine restaurant, Zaha Hadid’s first permanent project in central London, is a tensile structure with a flowing membrane roof. Sculptural columns that lead into elliptical skylights flood the room with light while the curved, frameless glass wall creates an impression of dining in the surrounding gardens. The fluidity of the structure is reflected in the interior, where soft grey carpets and tables in geometric patterns can be rearranged to suit different moods and times of the day. This impressive, serene space provides the perfect backdrop for the talented and dynamic kitchen duo.
Emmanuel was formerly a Sous Chef at the Dorchester Grill while Felix worked as a stagier at some of London’s best restaurants including Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Sketch, Locanda Locatelli and Pollen Street Social. Emmanuel and Felix’s contemporary European food is characterised by bold, yet well-balanced flavours allowing the quality of the ingredients to shine through. Local produce is used as much as possible, cooked simply and presented beautifully.
Situated five minutes walk from the Serpentine Gallery, just north of the Serpentine bridge, The Magazine restaurant and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery opened in late 2013 as a new gallery, restaurant and social space. Formerly an 1805 gunpowder store, Serpentine Sackler was named after Dr Mortimer and Dame Theresa Sackler, whose Foundation made the restoration project possible. It has quickly established its reputation as a new cultural destination for London with exhibitions by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Martino Gamper, Julio Le Parc and Duane Hanson.