Madrid favourite Amazónico takes its distinctive offer to an international audience.
New restaurant Amazónico will be opening its doors to guests at Mayfair’s 10 Berkeley Square on 9th November. Through taste, touch and sight, visitors are taken on a sensory journey along the flow of the Amazon river, exploring the Latin American culinary landscape. Its layout invites discovery, with a design that flows from the bar at the entrance, through the lounge, sushi counter and the restaurant with its private dining room.
Taking inspiration from the cultural diversity and gastronomic heritage of the Amazon region, Amazónico will offer an explosion of the senses, with live music, lush natural décor and a distinctive culinary experience. The menu is curated by husband and wife team, Sandro Silva and Marta Seco – two of Madrid’s best-known restauranteurs – and features a collection of Latin American cuisines and all their influences, from traditional Brazilian dishes and cachaça cocktails, to Peruvian sushi.
Designed by internationally renowned artist Lázaro Rosa-Violan, the venue has been carefully curated to take its guests on a trip down the Amazon from source to sea, featuring plenty of natural and raw materials. Nightly jazz performances will entertain diners in the restaurant, which is decked with luscious live plants. For a private occasion, guests can hire the 20-person rainforest-themed private dining room, or alternatively soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying a more informal dining experience at the Peruvian sushi bar. As dusk turns to dark, the lounge and striking bar adorned with model peacocks will emmanate energetic ‘elec-tropical’ sounds and Latin American tunes from the resident DJ programme.
Amazónico is setting up home on one of London’s most famous squares. Launched in partnership with D.Ream International, the restaurant group behind Coya, Zuma and Nusr-et, the London venue, right in the centre of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world, will showcase Amazónico to a global audience.
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The restauranteur couple behind Amazónico has relocated to London to ensure the success of their Spanish venture is reimagined in the Capital. Amazónico in Madrid is known for its vibe and colour and is a favourite with celebrities and socialites.
Cofounder and Chef Sandro Silva comments on the new opening: “Amazonico is a journey, a trip down the Amazon river through Brazil, Colombia, Peru. The rich culinary heritage of the region has influences from Japan, China and India, which makes it unique. The Amazon is more than a river, it connects people, cultures and traditions. This, together with an homage to nature, is at the core of our concept.”
Co-founder Marta Seco comments on Amazónico’s arrival in London: “London is one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the world, with a really exciting and thriving restaurant scene, so when we talked about taking Amazónico out of Madrid and putting it on the international stage, it had to be London. Like the Amazon, London is home to an abundance of cultures and lifestyles which mirrors the origins of the concept.
Our mission is to make every visit unique and different, with Latin American emotion and passion at its core bringing our energy to the square – there’ll be music, performance, fantastic food and great company.”
Designer Lázaro Rosa-Violan says: “All the lush plants and products that surround guests are natural, organic and warm, with lots of wood and terracotta features to capture the rainforest feel.”
Amazónico London will open its doors to the public on 9th November 2019. Reservations will open on 28th October.