Five different dining environments

Expect to travel through another world at this new immersive restaurant set in an Art Deco Grade II listed building, which is due to open in spring this year. The first stop will be the Batcave and Pennyworth’s, named after Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred, where you’ll find historically inspired British dishes. The Iceberg Lounge, a large restaurant, and bar, will offer an international menu and live entertainment throughout the week.

Harley Quinn-inspired omakase is the star in the top counter dining area, while a villainous speakeasy features original cocktails with sharing plates. The Monarch Theatre is the final destination, which will need to be booked well in advance. A multi-sensory tasting menu experience with 360-degree projection mapping technology will be your most immersive experience yet.

Immersive dining

Themed dining experiences that ask the visitor to immerse themselves in the world of the film or character have been current in London’s restaurant scene since the early days of the Rainforest Café and Planet Hollywood. More recently, a dinner show based on the Abba movie Mamma Mia! is gaining in popularity.

But never before has a restaurant of this scale been conceived as a fully immersive DC-inspired gastronomic experience. There will be multi-sensory tasting menus, magician Chris Cox to work his magic on your senses, and mirrored glass structures that will enclose diners much like the classic scene of the dome dropping over the city that is familiar to comic book readers.

We’ll make sure to binge-watch the movies that have inspired the restaurant’s experiential universe before its opening: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Harley Quinn, The Joker, and The Penguin. And we’ll keep that wonder woman outfit ironed and ready at the back of our closet, just in case they’re cool with coming in costume.

Where? 77 Brewer Street, Soho, London, UK

When? Expected spring 2020

How much? Prices starting at an average of £45pp; £120pp for a tasting menu at Park Row’s Monarch Theatre