Omar’s Place, London
London’s newest restaurant of note conjures up feelings of sun on the skin amidst a city so often coated in grey. Omar’s Place, a collaboration between Mallorcan chef Vincente Fortea and Egyptian-born owner Omar Shabaan, delivers a unique experience of the Mediterranean through both its flavours and furnishings.
The interior, designed by London’s all-female design studio, Stella Concept, draws on design elements, colours and curves, inspired by a characteristically Mediterranean lifestyle. A palette of terracotta and teal works together to mimic a seaside scheme, while images of the ocean and its beautifully unpredictable nature are conveyed through circular motifs: each arc similar but different.
The addition of geometric details atop layers of velvet and terrazzo, creates a visual composition indicative of a deconstructed Moroccan-style tile.
However, it’s more than just the design concept that’s inspiring at Omar’s Place. Their menu features dishes from over 20 countries, beginning with a page of cold tapas options, then hot, followed by mains. The food is unexpected and satisfying. The website simply says: “from Majorca to Istanbul”.
Serving on dishes handmade in Spain, and fit out with chairs and banquette seating in rich colours and luxurious materials, the realisation of this restaurant experience can only be described as opulent.
Credits: Sight Unseen
Photography: Nicholas Worley