The first of its kind in the world, Park Row was created in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC back in 2021. Inspired by the stories of all of your favourite superheroes, the immersive restaurant is – as expected – jam-packed with dramatic interiors and creative dishes.
Set within a breathtaking Art Deco Grade II listed space on Soho’s Brewer Street, Park Row is home to the Monarch Theatre and the newly revamped Iceberg Lounge. The former offers a multi-sensory tasting menu experience with 360° projection mapping technology to explore the psychology of heroism through food. The latter is where you can expect to see the spirit of Gotham City come to life – especially after its recent glow-up.
The Iceberg Lounge at Park Row opened on November 10 and is already transporting its visitors from the streets of Soho straight to the iconic Gotham City venue of the same name, with its infamous proprietor – Oswald Cobblepot (AKA The Penguin). A sophisticated new menu has been created for the new bar and restaurant, featuring modern Japanese dishes and cocktails.
Amongst The Iceberg Lounge’s new offerings is an opulent oyster and caviar bar (celebrating The Penguin’s love of seafood) and a swanky new champagne bar at the front to give guests the bubbliest of welcomes.
The food and drink
Executive chef, Raymond Steplin, has carefully curated a menu that showcases his flair for modern Japanese food. Guests can expect both small plates and larger sharing dishes – think Japanese tapas – each telling a Gotham City-inspired story and thus providing a theatrical experience for diners.
I was lucky enough to pay a visit to the Iceberg Lounge and was impressed with every single thing I ate. The showstoppers for me were the truffle tuna tartare, the nasu miso (miso aubergine and wildly delicious), the tuna crispy rice and the prawn gyozas.
The cocktail menu pays homage to Batman characters too. For example, the Jōkā is a Purple Taro infusion with passionfruit essence and peach and sesame vodka; a direct inspiration from The Joker himself. The venue will also continue to provide an exciting programme of live music, ensuring its electric atmosphere is in keeping with its fictional namesake.
From the moment visitors set foot inside the champagne bar to the moment they nibble on their last bite of dessert; they can expect a dining experience like no other. Every moment and morsel will tell a unique tale, immersing it’s visitors in to a Batman-inspired world of wonder.
James Bulmer, Chief Creative Officer of Wonderland Restaurants said: “Much like every great story deserves a second chapter, and every iconic film merits a thrilling sequel, we believe Park Row’s culinary journey should be no different. Our new restaurant represents a fresh chapter in the saga of gastronomic excellence, promising an experience that transcends expectations. We can’t wait to welcome guests to the Iceberg Lounge so they can enjoy this culinary masterpiece and embark on this exciting new adventure with us.”
Find out more and plan your visit here.
77 Brewer Street, W1F 9ZN
Also published on Medium.