Jackson Boxer and Experimental Group to launch Covent Garden bistro Henri

By James McAllister

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Jackson Boxer and Experimental Group to launch Covent Garden bistro Henri

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Chef Jackson Boxer is once again partnering with restaurant and bar operator Experimental Group to launch a new bistro concept at The Henrietta Hotel in London’s Covent Garden this spring.

Called Henri, the restaurant will ‘reflect the culinary traditions of a Parisian bistro’, serving Boxer’s take on French classics alongside ‘signature’ Experimental cocktails.

“As a young cook my most eye-opening and palate-enlarging dining experiences involved a cheap early morning Eurostar ticket away,” says Boxer, who is chef proprietor of London restaurants Brunswick House and Orasay.

“For all the affection and admiration I hold for the global and eclectic nature of my home turf, my reverence for the exceptional produce and imaginative verve of the Parisian bistros of my youth remains undimmed.”

Plans for Henri follow on from the success of their previous creative collaboration​, Cowley Manor Experimental, which opened last summer.

“Jackson’s cooking is a poetic blend of British cuisine with subtle nods to French classics, and he never ceases to amaze us,” says Xavier Padovani, partner and drector of Experimental Group.

“Working with him at Cowley Manor has been an incredible treat, and bringing him along for the ride at Henrietta couldn’t come at a better time.

“We can’t wait to see what he does once we open our doors at Henri.”

French interior designer and longtime collaborator of Experimental Group, Dorothée Meilichzon, will oversee the interiors at Henri, which will be located on the ground floor of The Henrietta Hotel.

The design will take cues from the visual language of Paris whilst also referencing Covent Garden’s own history.

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