Its been 76 years since a nightingale first famously sang in Berkeley Square but today sees the opening the Sexy Fish in that particular corner of London’s Mayfair.
The Sexy fish joins other Caprice restaurants such as Le Caprice, The Ivy and Scott’s owned by Caprice Holdings, headed by Richard Caring.
The 190-cover Asian seafood and fish restaurant and bar will serve a menu devised by head chef Ben Orpwood.
The site also accommodates the Coral Reef Room, a 48-cover private dining space, with bar and live coral reef tank, said to be the largest of its kind in the world.
Restaurant director is Paul Murashe, previously of Nobu Berkeley Street.
The interior has been designed by the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.
Apart from the food, another good reason to visit the new venture is the art which features no fewer than three works by Damien Hurst – a pair of bronze mermaids and a bronze relief of a mermaid with a shark.
Frank Gehry, the architect who designed the Guggenheim Museum has also created 20 fish lamps for behind the bar and a striking 13ft black silicone crocodile that menaces, albeit gracefully, on the wall of the dining room.