Launching May 2021, Mykonos Social will be Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton’s first-ever project in the Mediterranean. The restaurant is nestled within Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, on a secluded peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea. The world-class, leading resort boasts 101 guest rooms and suites, along with 13 villas, the only private sandy beach on Mykonos, gorgeous infinity pools, the international-calibre Ginkgo Spa, four options for dining and drinks which will soon be highlighted with Atherton’s Mykonos Social.
Mykonos Social will be the latest addition to Rosendale Design’s portfolio which includes The Stafford (St James), Ben Tish’s Sicilian-inspired restaurant, Norma (Fitzrovia); Burgundy-focused restaurant Cabotte, run by Master Sommeliers Gearoid Devaney and Xavier Rousset (St Paul’s); and prestigious global projects in Mumbai, Doha, St. Moritz and Saudi Arabia. 2021 will also see Rosendale Design launch hotly anticipated Japanese Steak House, ARAGAWA in Mayfair, alongside Mathura by Chef Atul Kochhar at the Grade II listed Westminster Fire Station.
Mykonos Social adds another string to the bow for Atherton’s ‘The Social Company’ which has grown into a globally renowned restaurant group, including the Michelin-starred Social Eating House and City Social, as well as 5 Social, The Betterment and Berners Tavern – named ‘the defining restaurant of the decade’. Alongside his London restaurants, Jason has also opened critically acclaimed restaurants in Shanghai, Dubai, St Moritz and his Michelin-starred restaurant, The Clocktower, in New York.
The design concept of Mykonos Social led by Rosendale Design timelessly celebrates Hellenic culture. The design trio led by Dale Atkinson, Jake Raslan and Lorenzo Buscaroli have a close relationship with Chef Jason Atherton, having worked on several restaurant projects together, in addition to his family home in London.
“Rosendale Design is delighted to be working with Jason Atherton on what is our sixth project together. Mykonos Social has given us an opportunity to explore and depict beautiful touch points of Hellenic culture through design, in addition to tying in direct links to flora and fauna in an eclectic and playful manner, complimenting the tranquil setting. With a colour palette of green, orange and cream, and handmade rattan pieces alongside lush foliage, the design of Mykonos Social aims to encourage guests to relax and luxuriate in the comfort of their surroundings and to enjoy Jason’s outstanding culinary feasts against a stunning ocean backdrop” commented Dale Atkinson, Founder of Rosendale Design.
Mykonos Social promises to be a chic, all-day dining destination offering tranquil views of the Aegean and is nestled beside the stunning pool. Offering a selection of Mediterranean dishes and Tiki-style cocktails, Mykonos Social is perfect for long summer days by the beach, as well as drinks in the evening. Upon entering Mykonos Social, guests will be welcomed to a cool and airy indoor-outdoor space lined with sheer curtains to diffuse the natural light and allow for privacy. A variety of stools, chairs and booths are crafted from locally sourced rattan, each complemented by fabrics of all shades of blue reflecting the nearby Aegean – from chevron striped seat pads to bold floral cushions. Outdoor seating lines the swimming pool, ocean and private beach, with tables encircled by local citrus trees, all below chic shadow stripe parasols.
Mykonos Social’s bar will be atmospheric and moody, a contrast to the bright restaurant floor. The signature wooden bar front has been laser-cut with soft circular shapes, allowing the backlight to peep through. Inside the restaurant, walls are lined with hanging green botanicals, and fresh pink flowers add a pop of colour. Potted plants are tastefully styled throughout, further merging the indoor-outdoor space. A wow-factor statement marble floor in neutral shades, seamlessly blends the outdoor and indoor spaces together, to further elevate the light, depth and glow of the restaurant.