Refreshing Drinks In A Hot Location…
The Chiltern Firehouse is one of London’s hottest restaurants and coolest hotels. Belonging to the luxurious portfolio of American hotel magnate André Balazs, the Firehouse opened its magnificent doors in 2013, and has been a favoured spot of London’s A listers ever since. The Firehouse gets through a lot of juice, both in cocktails and as part of its health-promoting menu, and we deliver a variety of fresh fruit daily to the buzzing open kitchens.
The Chiltern Firehouse is located at Number 1 Chiltern Street, once home to the Marylebone Fire Station (also known as Manchester Square Fire Station). The Gothic, red brick Grade II listed building was one of London’s purpose-built late Victorian fire stations. It was designed by Robert Pearsall, architect to the London Fire Brigade, in the 1880s. It was decommissioned in 2005, and spent several years as an occasional exhibition space. Archer Humphryes Architects took on the complex project to convert it to a luxury hotel, and The Chiltern Firehouse opened in 2013.
The Firehouse is part of the portfolio of American hotelier André Balazs, his first hotel in the UK. Known for such famously gorgeous establishments as Chateau Marmont, his hotels and residences always take into account the individual atmosphere and style of the buildings; and thanks to the fabulous Victorian building, this five star hotel is impressive, luxurious, and pleasingly quirky.
The renovations show great respect for the original fire station, and there’s still an industrial feel to the place. The large fire engine-sized doors let in the light – and yes, they’ve left in the fireman’s pole… Outside, there is an elegant terrace, a really lovely thing to find in the city, which is perfect for cocktails and people watching (i.e. catching discreet glimpses of the Firehouse’s celebrity clientele).
As well as bringing in top designers, André Balazs brought in one of the UK’s most talked-about chefs as his Head Chef. Nuno Mendes, originally from Lisbon, gained a Michelin Star at his restaurant Viajante in Bethnal Green. He has travelled, trained, and cooked around the globe, and the menu at The Chiltern Firehouse shows Iberian and American influences.
It may take a while to reserve a table at The Chiltern Firehouse (you’ll definitely need to plan ahead); however you can visit the bar and enjoy one of their superb cocktails. If there’s nothing on the cocktail menu that appeals, the bar team will mix classic cocktails to order. We deliver oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit to the Firehouse every day, and the Zummo Z40 in the kitchen is extremely busy keeping up with the juicing demands of these high-quality cocktails. The menu also has an emphasis on healthy eating, so freshly-squeezed juice (without the Campari) is also popular.
The hotel and restaurant has a reputation for exceptional service, from the top-hatted doormen to the obliging mixologists. By providing fresh fruit every day to The Chiltern Firehouse, we’re making sure that the team never runs out of the ingredients it needs for cocktails and soft drinks. To make sure that you’re not letting your cocktail-loving clients down, please contact us at Zummo London. We provide free on-loan Zummo juicers to customers in the London area, and deliver fresh fruit to suit your needs.