Richard Caring's Daphne's restaurant to unveil fresh new look

17 April 2014 by
Richard Caring's Daphne's restaurant to unveil fresh new look

Richard Caring's Daphne's will unveil a fresh new look this summer including an array of celebrity-designed Venetian masks from the likes of Pierce Brosnan and Harry Styles as the exclusive restaurant celebrates 50 years in the business.

The Chelsea-based eatery, which has been refurbished under the direction of designer Martin Brudnizki, will hold a Venetian Masked Ball on 24 June to showcase 50 bespoke masks in a nod to the company's Italian heritage and raise money for charity.

The unique pieces created by celebrities including Jennifer Saunders, Joan Collins and Richard E Grant will be sold at a starting price of £250 with proceeds going towards Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, which will use the funds to replace cramped outdated wards with state of the art facilities.

Daphne's is one of a number of exclusive venues in Caring's portfolio which includes The Ivy, Annabel's private member's club and the Soho House chain of member's clubs.

A spokeswoman would not reveal details of the restaurant's new look interior but insisted the SW3 premises would exude the 'same warmth and familiarity' with which its diners had grown accustomed when it reopens on 9 June.

"Daphne's has been at the forefront of the party and society columns throughout its rich and colourful history, and people are always telling me how much they love the restaurant," Caring said. "In its 50th year, I'm delighted that we're working once again with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity on this fun fundraising project, which will no doubt create fierce competition amongst the great and good who have generously given their time and talent to create these masks. I can't wait to see the finished products."

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