Introducing VIVI; the all-day dining hub at the iconic Centre Point building, opening on February 25.
Taking inspiration from the ‘Swinging Sixties’, the decade in which the building was first built, VIVI will be bursting with vibrant colours, and will celebrate the music and youth culture of the time. There’ll be dog-tooth patterns, optical art and a handmade, 1960s-style chandelier designed by the talented Vibeke Fonnesberg Schmidt, who is apparently well known in the lamp world.
Even the dishes will throw you back, with a menu featuring seriously nostalgic dishes such as cheese soufflé, chicken kiev, raspberry and lemon arctic roll, and jelly and custard. You’ll be able to visit at any time of day, including for brunch and afternoon tea, or even head straight to the bar for one of their signature cocktails. There’ll be four drinking and dining zones: VIVI Bar will serve old school, classic cocktails and bar bites; VIVI Dining will serve the all-day #throwback menu; VIVI Liquid Lounge will serve up fresh juices, power shakes and superfood shots; while VIVI Gallery will boast epic views over New Oxford Street and serve up light bites and afternoon teas.
VIVI will be launched by rhubarb – the team behind Sky Garden and Verdi Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall – so you can trust that it’s in pretty safe hands. The entire Centre Point building is actually undergoing a huge refurb, resulting in 82 fancy new apartments and a square at the base of the building, boasting a bunch of new shops and restaurants.
Head to the restaurant’s website to make a booking. When it opens on February 25, you’ll find it at VIVI, Centre Point, 11 St Giles Square, WC2H 8AP.