Movie studio Warner Bros. has revealed that the first-ever restaurant themed to Batman, Superman and other DC Comics characters will premiere in London this spring.
Called Park Row, after the area of Gotham City which is home to the caped crusader’s arch enemies, the 18,000 square feet venue will sit inside the basement of an Art Deco building right in the heart of London. It is set offer an experience which is more like a dinner show than a trip to a typical restaurant.
Guests will enter by descending into an area designed to look like Batman’s lair, the Batcave. From there three bars and five very different dining environments await with prices starting at an average of $58 (£45) per person.
Expect traditional British dishes in a library-like atmosphere at Pennyworth’s which is named after Batman’s butler, Alfred. Old Gotham City is a villainous speakeasy serving cocktails whilst sushi is the order of the day in an area themed to femme fatale Harley Quinn, who is currently starring on the silver screen in Birds of Prey.
The largest of the restaurants is the Penguin’s opulent Iceberg Lounge which promises an international menu and live entertainment. Concept art shows that the room will be in-keeping with the building’s Art Deco heritage as the floor will be covered in marble and illuminated columns will surround a circular central bar which will have a giant ice sculpture of a penguin in the middle. Miniature models of the eponymous villain’s black umbrella hide the lights on the round marble dining tables which will be encircled by blue velvet banquette seating.
The interiors have been designed by Ab Rogers Design (ARD) which is run by the son of renowned architect Richard Rogers whose work includes London’s O2 Dome and 3 World Trade Center. Some of ARD’s most spellbinding work is set to be found in the Monarch Theatre, Park Row’s most-expensive restaurant. Proection mapping will bring Warner’s DC Comics stories to life on its walls whilst guests enjoy a tasting menu at an average price of $155 (£120) per head.