- The upcoming restaurant and bar will span over the top floors of the UK's first art’otel and will feature a rooftop bar with infinity pool overlooking the iconic Battersea Power Station.
- The restaurant menu will highlight Sá Pessoa’s culinary heritage and travels across the Iberian Peninsula, using the best of British and Iberian produce.
LONDON (July 29): The Battersea Power Station here will welcome another celebrated name into its assembly of international offerings. Henrique Sá Pessoa, one of Portugal's most critically-acclaimed chefs, will launch JOIA, an Iberian restaurant and bar, later this year at the UK's first art'otel London Battersea Power Station.
JOIA will be located across the top floors of the hotel and will comprise three distinct spaces: a restaurant on the 15th floor, a bar on the 14th floor, and a rooftop bar with an infinity pool overlooking the iconic Battersea Power Station, an integrated luxury leisure and residential development owned by a Malaysian consortium comprising Sime Darby Property, S P Setia and Employees’ Provident Fund.
Chef Sá Pessoa is also the executive chef at the critically-acclaimed ARCA restaurant in art'otel Amsterdam. He owns the two Michelin-starred Alma and the trans-Iberian tapas joint Tapisco in his native Lisbon, Sime Darby Property shared in a media statement by Battersea Power Station.
Guests can look forward to a menu that highlights Sá Pessoa’s culinary heritage and travels across the Iberian Peninsula, showcasing his vibrant, fresh takes on traditional dishes using the best of British and Iberian produce.
According to Sam Cotton, the head of leasing at Battersea Power Station Development Co, it has been the company's goal to bring a vibrant and diverse mix of cafes, bars, and restaurants to this new riverside neighbourhood of London.
"This is evident in the strong offering already open in Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, and those set to open inside the Grade II* listed building and on Electric Boulevard from this autumn.
"Adding a chef such as Henrique with an exciting new restaurant concept to the mix is fantastic and is sure to strengthen our position on the culinary map of must-visit dining hot spots in London," enthused Cotton.
London's art'otel Battersea Power Station is located within Battersea Roof Gardens, a new building designed by Foster + Partners that is an integral part of Electric Boulevard, a collection that includes homes, offices, and a new pedestrianised high street to the south of the iconic Grade II* listed Power Station.