The Malibu Kitchen is a Californian inspired restaurant situated in the magnificent grade I listed, 11 storey former Midlands Bank which was originally designed in 1924 by Sir Edwin (Ned) Lutyens.
The Malibu sits amidst the Ned’s historic 3,000 square metre former banking hall where each of the 8 restaurants has its own distinctive space separated by 92 verdite columns and rows of Grade I-listed walnut banking counters. The sprawling eating complex was designed by Nick Jones, the founder of Soho House & Co, who instantly fell in love with the NED when he first set eyes on the space, which has now been transformed into a hub of first class cuisine with art deco inspired surroundings and live music.
The Malibu is set in one corner of the vast hall. Along one wall of this slim restaurant is a run of beautifully tall arched windows that floods the space with natural light. If you choose to sit beneath these windows you will find yourself in a mini booth built for two, where you can observe either ends of the restaurant – one end includes a bar and the other has an open kitchen.
Proudly showcasing a healthy menu of superfood salads, cured fish, meat and a fantastic variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes served from breakfast until dinner. The menu is clean eating at its best without compromising on taste and radiates all the charm of the sunny West Coast especially now that the Malibu Kitchen has brought Taco Tuesdays to London…
Served every week from 5pm you can enjoy two tacos, a side and a dessert, washed down with a Picante de la Casa for just £25.00. The menu includes ahi tuna, pulled beef, shredded chicken, corn on the cob, sweet potato fries, guacamole and much more. As for dessert, we love the sound of their gluten free raw chocolate cake.
However, if tacos aren’t necessarily your thing, there are still 7 other restaurants in the old banking hall to choose from. Whether it’s the Venetian brasserie Cecconi’s or the New York style Deli Zoblers, you are sure to get a dose of whatever cuisine you are craving. The hum of diners and occasional live music create a dining experience like no other.
For more information on THE NED or to book the Malibu restaurant, visit their website here or call them on 020 3828 2000.
Image credits – Malibu Kitchen, The Ned London