Having gained international recognition following the 2016 opening of its café, radio studio and listening lounge in King’s Cross, Spiritland Royal Festival Hall brings an early-morning to late night celebration of food, drink and music culture to Europe’s largest centre for the arts with a 2am license.
The new location adds increased culinary discovery by way of newly appointed Group Head Chef Moondog (The Providores and Tapa Room) and an open grill and oyster bar.
The New Zealand-born chef brings his intrepid antipodean nature and flavour-forward style to a fresh and inspired menu of sharing plates and unapologetic twists on classic favourites.
In a departure from the familiar 1970s Japanese HiFi references that have inspired the interior of Spiritland King’s Cross, the Royal Festival Hall restaurant gives a nod to the performing arts with an atmospheric, theatrical interior intended to comfort diners well into the small hours.
The quality of sound in the room is as considered as everything else in the Spiritland approach. Bespoke velvet curtains from the atelier to London’s West End add ceremony to the space, while furniture by Very Good and Proper, and terrazzo by Max Lamb for Dzek, embellish the bar with touches of modernism that tie in with the surroundings.
Rounded booths in leather and custom ceiling and wall panels create a distinct ‘sonic architecture’ to enhance the world-class offering of food, drink and music across genres.
“We’ve endeavoured to create a space that combines a sense of intimacy with its own unique acoustic signature, a temple to music,” explains Patrick Clayton-Malone, Creative Director of Spiritland.
“Inspired by 1970’s iconic talk show sets and landmark sound studios, Spiritland Royal Festival Hall is focused on bringing a unique experience to the Southbank’s cultural landscape.”