Paul expands with second London restaurant

Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd

31 July 2015

French patisserie chain Paul is to open its second restaurant in September, in London skyscraper Tower 42.

The company, which operates around 30 high street bakeries around London, says the new site will house its first destination wine bar, as well as a 93-cover restaurant, and a masterclass area for monthly bread-making courses. Paul opened its first restaurant site on Bedford Street, Covent Garden, last autumn.

Jean-Michel Orieux, CEO of Paul UK said: 'Paul has a really strong brand identity based on core family principles that symbolise authentic French tradition. We are excited about expanding our restaurant portfolio across London.'

The new site will be located on the ground floor of the tower, occupying 4,144 sq ft. Parisian designers Coorengel & Calvagrac and architects Panétude have been commissioned to create an interior that uses materials such as mirrored panels to reflect Paul’s 125-year heritage.

The dedicated bar will feature an extensive list of French wines, including a selection from small artisan growers and producers.

Pictured: the first Restaurant de Paul site in Covent Garden, by Giles Christopher

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