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Iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren has opened a new restaurant in London

Iconic fashion designer Ralph Lauren is bringing a touch of his classic American style to the UK with a new restaurant in London.

The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Ralph Lauren London
The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Image by Ralph’s Coffee & Bar

Ralph’s Coffee & Bar will be the designer’s first dining destination in London, though it’s not his first venture into the restaurant world. The new London spot will echo “the warm, sophisticated, club-like atmosphere of the Polo Bar” in New York. He also has a coffee shop in New York called Ralph’s Coffee and eateries in Paris and Chicago.

The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Ralph Lauren London
The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Image by Ralph’s Coffee & Bar

The style of the new bar and restaurant reflects the brand’s equestrian vibe, featuring “a brass-topped bar, saddle-leather banquettes, and equestrian-themed art hung against dark wood panelling and green billiard cloth,” according to the official website.

The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Ralph Lauren London
The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Image by Ralph’s Coffee & Bar

The restaurant, which is located in Mayfair, seats only 24 people, with 12 seats at the bar. The menu is focused on American-style light fare – it features butternut squash soup, a club sandwich, and Cobb salad – and naturally, Ralph’s Coffee.

The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Ralph Lauren London
The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Image by Ralph’s Coffee & Bar

Perhaps the main portion of the menu is the cocktail list, which features classics like an old-fashioned or a gimlet, as well as some new blends.

The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Ralph Lauren restaurant
The new bar will feature food, coffee and drinks. Image by Ralph’s Coffee & Bar

The restaurant is located next to the Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store on Regent Street.

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