Mei Ume – A Modern Asian Restaurant In London by AB CONCEPT
This luxury Asian restaurant was designed by the Hong Kong-based design firm AB Concept at the Four Seasons Hotel on London’s Ten Trinity Square. This Asian restaurantlocated in the 1922 headquarters of the Port of London Authority, features a balance of Eastern and Western design styles, though its name is firmly Eastern, deriving from the Chinese and Japanese words for plum blossom.
Mei Ume offers traditional Chinese and Japanese dishes with a modern approach. Showcasing two of the greatestAsian cuisines under one roof, the Asian restaurant menu includes a colorful selection of sushi, sashimi and Chinese main course dishes. Head Chef Tong Truong and his team constantly develop and evolve their unique dishes in the modern restaurant’s innovative environment.
At the entrance between two columns, plum blossoms grow up a panel of glass suspended from two metal screens of portholes seen throughout the restaurant interior design. This Asian restaurant‘s color scheme is red which symbolizes luck in Chinese culture. That repeats as a bold accent in the main dining room and in a crimson lacquer frame that surrounds a three-layer gilded triptych telling the story of a feast in a garden.
In the luxury bar area, a line of black metal lanterns hangs from a pavilion-inspired structure above the bar. The textured bar front is a modern impression of a traditional Chinese ink painting, and the floor is covered in an ebony timber and white marble grid pattern.
To add a sense of scale in the double-height Palladian Grade II-listed space, halo-shaped light fixtures suspend by metal from the original columns topped with restored moldings and inlaid with a new leafy wallcovering set in a metal lining creating intimate seating nooks below.
Mei Ume is an exciting Asian restaurant, designed to complement and diversify the Hotel’s existing food and beverage offering. Introducing a menu of authentic dishes from China and Japan with a modern design.
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