3 Henrietta Street is a beautifully restored five floor building on Henrietta Street in the heart of Covent Garden. A hub for locals and visitors alike, 3 Henrietta Street houses two restaurants from celebrated chefs Mark Greenaway and Luis Pous, along with all-day cafe Lilly’s and coffee shop favourite The Gentlemen Baristas.
Built in 1780, 3 Henrietta Street is steeped in history; the townhouse has homed many different occupants over the years. From bakers, lace-makers and drapers to accomplished surgeons, stockbrokers and then providing a residence for the nobility. Fast forward to 2021, and 3 Henrietta Street will once again provide a space for those at the top of their game, with the team hand-picking the best chefs, bakers, bar-tenders and baristas to take up residence. Each floor of the townhouse has been carefully restored and designed to give its distinct character, whilst also preserving the original features and quirks that make the Grade II listed building so special.
On the first floor of the building with spectacular views over the piazza will be Pivot, a Modern British restaurant from Chef Mark Greenway with a focus on the very best produce available. Having established himself as one of Scotland’s most revered chefs, Mark will be bringing his imaginative cooking style, and passion for using the best in British and Scottish produce to London. Pivot will be centred around showcasing these ingredients and creating an unforgettable experience for diners, with a beautiful dining space focused around an open kitchen with an exclusive chef’s table. Following the seasons and reflecting the availability of produce, Mark’s menu will change in its entirety each month
Taking up residence in the basement of the building will be El Ta’Koy, the first UK opening of the much-loved restaurant from critically acclaimed Cuban chef Luis Pous. Already an established restaurant in Miami with a pop-up at The Dominick Hotel in New York, El Ta’Koy takes inspiration from the Tiki bars of Hawaii with an eclectic menu of dishes from Asia to Latin America, reflecting Hawaii’s reputation as a melting pot of food and culture. The high energy restaurant will seat 30 guests, with a terrace space for a further 44 diners to enjoy on the Covent Garden piazza across the street. As well as its selection of small bites, tacos, and poke bowls, El Ta’Koy will serve up a selection of decadent, tiki-inspired cocktails and a playlist to match, providing a place for guests to enjoy themselves well into the night
Heading back to the ground floor, and housed within the terracotta-hued conservatory space, is Lilly’s, a forward-thinking cafe headed up by world-class pastry chef Kimberly Lin, who brings with her a wealth of experience from her roles as Executive Pastry Chef at The Corinthia and Claridges along with having been development chef for Dominique Ansel fo the past three years. Named after the 17th century astrologer William Lilly, Lilly’s will seamlessly blend wellness and fun with the menu and interiors taking inspiration from the attributes of the elements, gems and signs of the zodiac. The cafe will have an all-day brunch menu with dishes containing mood-boosting, natural and seasonal ingredients. The cafe will also have space for up to 50 guests to enjoy the menu al fresco on the piazza terrace.
Finally, joining Lilly’s on the ground floor will be The Gentlemen Baristas with their new flagship Covent Garden coffee house. Founders Henry Ayers and Edward Parkes have been serving up their ‘well-mannered coffee’ since 2014 providing exceptional coffee in a warm environment with knowledgeable baristas and their latest site will be no different. Split into two rooms across the ground floor of the building, the space will have a relaxed style in the elegant townhouse setting with a focal bar in the centre of the room. The back-room space will provide more seating that continues in the informal style and will provide an ideal meeting point and thinking space for London’s modern-day visionaries, perfectly in line with the ethos of 3 Hen. Alongside their signature coffee there will be a selection of British breakfast and lunch dishes, pastries and snacks.
Why are we doing it? We believe in London. In its history and its power to reinvent. In its ability to connect the disconnected, and nurture its talent. In the communities it fosters, the visitors it attracts, and the memories it makes. We believe in its potential. Enough to do something about it.