As the ritzy art and lifestyle hub H Queen’s readies itself for the slew of gallery goers this art month, a new dining destination has been added to the tower’s offerings, prepared to satiate the cravings of art-loving city dwellers and their visiting counterparts.
Following the success of ICHU Peru last year, Bulldozer Group has opened the doors to Estiatorio KEIA, a new Greek destination serving modern interpretations of the Mediterranean cuisine. Mykonos-based chef Alexis Zopas of the (soon-to-reopen) beach side restaurant Scorpios has been called to collaborate on the menu, which features ingredient-driven sharing plates that run from favourite dips and salads to pastas and seafood mains. Executive pastry chef Marino Kosmas, formerly of Nobu’s international outposts, as well as mixologist Luca Sergi have also been engaged in the KEIA culinary team.
Inside the restaurant, on the second level of H Queen’s, interiors by the Sundukovy Sisters take the spotlight, with Greek-inspired mosaics and murals featuring oceanic themes that tower over diners, of whom as many as 120 can be accommodated. The Sundukovy Sisters – twins Irina and Olga Sundukovy – have worked on unabashed and elegant restaurants and bars around the world, as well as hotels and residences, and late last year were named Designers of the Year at the prestigious Gold Key Awards in New York.
For KEIA, the sisters drew from ancient Greek tales and fables and depicted them in handcrafted Chinese marble wall mosaics. Photographs of modern Greece adorn the columns, while a print by Russian artist Igor Skaletsky furnishes a glass partition.
Olive, lemon and orange trees have also been added to the space. Bar areas and booths, as well as a private room – partitioned and resembling a library, teeming with books and a warmer timber palette – and an outdoor space seating 20 make the rest of the restaurant.
Click through the gallery below for an inside tour of KEIA.
Images courtesy of Estiatorio KEIA