Just a quick request that this thread not go down the path of speculating on what might fit a space. If you've got reliable information about what restaurants are actually going into the space, please share it, but speculating or wish-listing is really off-topic for our site. Thanks.
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Thanks. I knew about Roka, Hakassan is new. It’s definitely a step up from Collichios and Pizza Express (which I’m guessing with have eateries in the ground floor or mall.
The nearest equilivant I can think of is the times warner center in New York, however I also keep thinking of some of the sky scrapers in Tokyo, that have quite small operations at quite a high height. I guess the owners want established operators.
Just for fun I took look at the 2/3 stars from square meal (note: not Michelin) and here’s who I think would be a good fit, given that criteria (ie its unlikely that they will rent out to the hog roast guys at the good food festival – though that would be very very cool). Note : these are not my favorite restaurants, just who I think could fir
Wild Honey – would be great for more intimate dinners
Ceccoinis – glamour in the sky
Conran / D&D – skylon MK II
The Ivy – or something similar
Gary Rhodes – isnt it mandatory that he open up in every sky scraper?
I think that the Shangri La have missed an opportunity to get a named chef in there. The likes of Daniel Boloud or Jean-George seem to prefer to operate in hotels outside their home country.
If they were importing them in (I worked in New York for 5 years, so its kinda NYC heavy)
Momofuku – a noodle bar is both special, and low key
Thomas Keller – I’m not that keen on Bouchon, but Per Se Ldn or Ad Hoc Ldn would be nice
The Dutch – Ldn. Seriously. Possibly the best restaurant in New York at the moment.