Chef Heston Blumenthal’s first-ever London restaurant opens this week with interiors created by Tihany Design. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, which will provide diners with a full view of the chefs in action. The 120-seat main dining room features materials such as wood, leather and wrought iron.
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The new store — conceived by design and architectural practice Gensler — has a gaming lounge, multi-purpose Community Theatre and a McLaren sports car on the ground floor.
From vegan vending machines to zero plastic takeaways, the food industry is finding inventive solutions to its plastic problem.