Artist Damien Hirst and Architect Frank Gehry Collaborate with London’s Sexy Fish Restaurant
Caprice Holdings, the blue-chip restaurant group responsible for J. Sheekey, Scott’s, and The Ivy will debut their Sexy Fish restaurant on October 19. Sexy Fish’s contemporary Asian menu will focus on fish and seafood in a 190-seat venue in the heart of Berkeley Square, helmed by British chef and Zuma alum Ben Orpwood. The exclusive Coral Reef Room, their lower-level private dining space, will feature its own bar and the world’s largest coral reef tank.
Sexy Fish is also set to be a mecca for art and design lovers, as renowned artist Damien Hirst and iconic architect Frank Gehry have contributed artworks for the restaurant’s design. Gehry’s installations will include the largest single-venue collection of his famous Fish Lamps to hang above the bar, while Hirst’s three site-specific projects include a large bronze panel involving a mermaid and shark, paying homage to his legendary 1991 artwork The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living.
Sexy Fish is owned by billionaire mogul and restaurateur Richard Caring. Laura Montana, Caprice Holdings’ new projects operations director, says that Caring, “wants to bring some fun, life, and excitement to this corner of Berkeley Square, with the magic mix of a compelling physical environment, full of lively contemporary art, and an alluring menu that will appeal not only to the fashionable Mayfair crowd, but also a wider audience of food and art lovers.”