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LIV, launch with 50% soft launch period

LIV, launch with 50% soft launch period


For the first week of operation, ahead of LIV’s official launch on 9 September, those who book early will have the chance to sample executive chef Damien Monley’s vibrant breakfast, brunch and lunch menus alongside artisanal coffee and fresh, cold-pressed juices at a dedicated stand-up drinks bar downstairs.

LIV is Damien’s first foray into the British market, after his success with several high-profile food and drink business in Australia, including the influential all-day Flat White Cafe in Sydney’s upmarket Woollahra. Following that lead, and led by Damien, whose honest, generous style of cooking is all about making the most of the best local ingredients and inspired by a healthy bias, LIV promises a relaxed approach in both ambience and the food on the plate. Dinner service will be added later this year with music creating a groovy laid-back atmosphere.

The aim is to create a true neighbourhood hub for residents of Belgravia, Chelsea and over the bridge in Battersea, providing a relaxing environment and a refreshing antidote to the national franchises that dominate the area’s casual dining scene, and giving the area a much needed boost of boutique.

The interiors of LIV are fitted out in crisp white and neutrals, with plenty of fresh flowers, linen and wicker, and a contemporary art collection featuring artists such as Henry Moore and Alexander Calder. On the plate, seasonally changing menus will showcase much-loved classics alongside LIV twists, great British produce and ingredient combinations that harmonise global flavours, whether it’s a light breakfast of slow-cooked chai-spiced oats with amaranth, bananas, pecans, seeds, yoghurt and palm sugar or a heartier king prawn omelette with basil, Asian slaw, sweet soy, ginger shallot and sriracha.