Drinks Specialist Tony Conigliaro and Chef Rob Roy Cameron celebrate 2018 with the news that they have secured a location for a new joint venture named Gazelle, on Albemarle Street in Mayfair, London.
After months of anticipation and planning, the London based creative duo have now signed a lease on the 2,500 sqft space, where the all-day dining and cocktail destination is expected to open in May 2018. The two storey cafe, bar and restaurant is located on Trophaeum’s Mayfair Estate, at number 48 Albemarle Street. Gazelle will be open from the early morning, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and selection of bar snacks.
Tony explains, “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.”
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”.
Gazelle will be housed within the Georgian 1820’s building, featuring generous high ceilings and exposed brickwork. The space was formerly used as a commercial space and most recently, a revolving art concept.
The site will be remodeled extensively before reopening.
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About Tony Conigliaro Supplementing his life as a young artist, Tony Conigliaro worked in bars. Interestingly he was drawn to those located in or associated with restaurants. Soon he was playing with the flavour, colour and presentation of the drinks in relation to the taste, aromas and cooking techniques of the cuisine. Tony soon became a pioneer in the drinks industry. Having founded The Drink Factory in 2007, Tony opened 69 Colebrooke Row in Islington in 2009 and the award-winning bars at both Zetter Townhouses in 2011, before going on to open Soho’s Bar Termini in 2015. Drawing on these experiences, Tony and Rob joined forces in 2017 to open Untitled Bar in Kingsland, and now bring their combined talent to Mayfair for an entirely new venture. A flavour expert Tony has achieved international acclaim for his approach to distillations, aromas and flavours of cocktails. Most recently he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Class Bar Awards 2018.
About Rob Roy Cameron Born in Botswana, chef Rob Roy Cameron has travelled extensively and began his culinary career as a pastry chef, working under Ferran and Albert Adrià at Catalonia’s famous El Bulli. His career with the brothers continued with the opening of 41 Degrees in Barcelona, as Head Chef of the opening team aged just 26. After two years, he went on to head up Hoja Santa, which won a Michelin star a year after opening. Now in London he has worked alongside Tony Conigliaro at Untitled and Bar Termini and will be the Head Chef at this latest venture, Gazelle.
About Albemarle Street Directly adjacent and parallel to Bond Street, Albemarle Street brings together luxury retailers, world-renowned fashion designers, eateries and notable art galleries in the heart of Mayfair.
Albemarle Street has transformed from a sleepy side street into one of London’s leading luxury lifestyle destinations, drawing both a well-heeled local and international crowd.
Trophaeum has been responsible for the streets’ recent transformation, carefully curating the right brands, galleries and dining spots to attract visitors from day to night.