On the morning of the 18th January this year, Chef Nuno Mendes received a Michelin Star for his highly lauded restaurant and first solo venture VIAJANTE in one of the East End’s most historic buildings, Town Hall Hotel and Apartments.
In this the guide’s 100th anniversary in the UK, VIAJANTE was announced as one of 12 new one-star establishments alongside Gauthier Soho, Petersham Nurseries Cafe and Seven Park Place.
“Considering we are a new restaurant it is an honour to be included in the guide this year and given one star. The team here at VIAJANTE is ever so dedicated and this recognition will give us the security and confidence to grow in our own direction into our second year,” said Nuno Mendes.
This is notable because the restaurant has only been opened for less than a year!
But it has to be said that the restaurant has been receiving wide-spread recognition from critics, and took home the Remy Martin VSOP Award for ‘Best-Rated Newcomer’ in Harden’s upcoming London Restaurant Guide 2011 in the process.
Also noteworthy is the fact Town Hall Hotel and Apartments is Singapore hotelier and restaurateur, Loh Lik Peng’s 2nd project in UK London.
Kudos to everyone involved.
Save me a table, please.