Duke of York Restaurant

The Duke of York Restaurant will be located in the largely Grade II-listed Duke of York Square. Designed by NEX Architecture (following an international design competition which attracted over 150 entries), it champions the best of modern design in harmony with its heritage and surroundings. The Restaurant will include a circular roof terrace, open to the public, and the UK’s first innovative glass façade which will lower into a single storey basement during fine weather, to allow for al fresco dining. It is set to become a new landmark for King’s Road and due to be finished Autumn 2018.

To celebrate the project nearing completion, the Duke of York Restaurant marked the occasion with a Topping Out Ceremony on the 20 June 2018. ‘Topping out’ is an ancient building tradition, customarily held when the last beam is placed on top of the structure during its construction.

A model of the restaurant has been chosen to feature in this year’s Royal Academy’s 250th Anniversary Summer Exhibition, curated by Grayson Perry.



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Topping Out Ceremony and chosen to feature in the Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition, curated by Grayson Perry


Behind the hoarding, the previous cafe has now been completely dismanted and excavation for the location and diversion of underground services begun


The elegantly curved Georgian wall, with the emblem of the 'Duke of York's Royal Military Asylum' above its arched gate, has listed building status. To ensure it is not affected by any nearby works, a movement monitor has been installed to continuously check for vibration. Protecting the listed wall, along with maintaining and enhancing the wider heritage environment of the Square, is of huge importance to the project

Luke Hamilton Jones, Cadogan
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