Tony Conigliaro to open new London bar

26th February, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

Drinks specialist Tony Conigliaro and chef Rob Roy Cameron have announced plans to open a new London venue, called Gazelle.

Tony Conigliaro

Tony Conigliaro founded The Drink Factory, 69 Colebrooke Row, Soho’s Bar Termini, and Cognac’s Luciole

The London-based creative duo have signed a lease for a space in Mayfair, where they hope to open an all-day dining and cocktail destination in May 2018.

Located on Trophaeum’s Mayfair Estate, the two-storey cafe, bar and restaurant will be open from the early morning, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and selection of bar snacks.

Conigliaro said: “This will be a bit of a new direction for me. I always wanted to open a place where the food stood equal with the drinks and would be a complete destination in its own right.

“With Rob, I’ve been lucky enough to discover someone who works and thinks like me and just gets it. We spent months looking at various sites but knew as soon as we walked into this one that it would afford us the space and scope to really make it into something special for both of us.”

Cameron previously worked with Conigliaro on London venues Untitled and Bar Termini.

Gazelle will be housed within a Georgian 1820s building at 48 Albemarle Street, London. It features high ceilings and exposed brickwork, the space was previously used as a commercial space and most recently, a revolving art concept.

Matt Farrell, director of Trophaeum, said: “We have a clear vision with Albemarle Street: to bring together the most exciting fashion brands, food and drink concepts and cultural outlets, to create a vibrant day-to-night destination for our local and international crowd.

“The creative energy of Tony and Rob is infectious, and their new concept is a perfect fit for Albemarle Street. We are excited to work with them both and look forward to welcoming them to 48 Albemarle Street in the coming months.”

Last year, The Drink Factory founder opened a new Cognac-focused cocktail bar in France, marking his first international venture.

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