The restaurant, La Dame de Pic, also marks her first venture outside of France. She has been tempted to do so by the team behind London’s latest luxury hotel, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, which opened last week.
Pic began her culinary career at the age of 23 at her family’s restaurant, Maison Pic in Valence, south-eastern France.
With no formal training, in 2007 she became only the fourth female chef in history to be awarded three Michelin stars and has since gone on to open restaurants in Lausanne and Paris.
The 78-cover restaurant, which has been designed by Bruno Moinard of Paris-based architects 4BI, is accessible through the hotel’s central Rotunda Bar but will also soon open a dedicated entrance from Seething Lane Gardens. A 14-seat private dining room will also be available.
The 100-room hotel sits within a Grade II-listed building that dates to 1922 and is the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority – key historical moments include playing host to the inaugural reception of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946.
The hotel also features the Rotunda, a lounge and bar venue, and still to come in the spring will be Asian restaurant focused on Chinese and Japanese cuisine and an eight-room spa.
The spa will also have a 14-metre indoor pool and hammam, while featured product lines will include Dr Burgener, Amala, marocMaroc and Espa.
The hotel will also be home to the exclusive Ten Trinity Square Private Club, a private member’s club created by hotel owners Reignwood, Four Seasons Hotels and Chateau Latour.
To mark its opening, the hotel is offering 20% off regular room rates.