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Park Chinois granted 2am licence in Mayfair

October 2014

Park Chinois is the latest, and largest, fine-dining project from Alan Yau OBE, the restaurateur behind the Michelin-starred Hakkasan and Yauatcha as well the Wagamama and Busaba Eathai chains. Mr Yau's stated aim was to create the "ultimate dining experience" in the Chinoiserie style of 1920's Shanghai. Two adjoining sites linking Berkeley Street and Dover Street in London's Mayfair were identified as suitable for housing the 450 capacity restaurant . The investment required is in excess of £10 million. The early hours application received numerous objections from resident associations, individuals and the responsible authorities who believed the restaurant's customers would inevitably add to the existing night-time nuisance and anti-social issues in the area. The application went far beyond Westminster's core hours policy. However at a hearing before Westminster's licensing sub-committee on 9 October 2014 the operators were granted their 2am premises licence to include the sale of alcohol and regulated entertainment. Park Chinois is expected to open in Spring 2015. Gary Grant appeared for Park Chinois (instructed by Andrew Wong of Jeffrey Green Russell Solicitors).


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