InterContinental London – The O2 has announced that Tomas Lidakevicius has taken over the helm as head chef at the Peninsula Restaurant.
The restaurant boasts spectacular views of the River Thames and Canary Wharf and offers a serene and luxurious environment for city diners and hotel guests, whether for a business lunch or a romantic dinner.
Paying homage to the restaurant’s location in historic maritime Greenwich, Lidakevicius has created a menu reflective of the spice, exotic fruit and fresh fish trade that passed through East London’s docks to be sold at London’s Billingsgate and Greenwich markets.
Hasham Soliman, general manager at the InterContinental London – The O2, said: “Tomas has a natural flair for creating delicious, stunning looking dishes and has created inspirational and varied tasting menus that both reflect and respect our Greenwich heritage and really deliver on the palate. I am very confident of the restaurant’s broad and long term appeal within our luxury new hotel environment.”
Lidakevicius added: “I am really excited to have taken the reins at the Peninsula Restaurant. Its location within Greenwich – with such a wealth of fantastic ingredients and produce on our doorstep – and its position overlooking the river and iconic Canary Wharf, has inspired daily-changing seasonal dishes that are both classic and experimental. I look forward to delivering an ongoing element of intrigue and surprise for our diners.”