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rhubarb expands internationally with New York restaurant openings

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rhubarb, the premium food and beverage operator, backed by Livingbridge, today announces that it will open two restaurants and an extraordinary event space at Hudson Yards, a new neighbourhood on Manhattan’s West Side.

This will be the first international location for the London hospitality group, with both venues opening in 2019.

The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards will house a new 5,800 sq. ft. restaurant concept by rhubarb on the fifth level, and the team will create and program a 10,000 square foot bar, restaurant and events space at the top of 30 Hudson Yards, the neighborhood’s tallest tower. rhubarb’s culinary offerings will join a collection of more than two dozen restaurants and eateries curated by renowned chef Thomas Keller and restaurateur Kenneth A. Himmel.

P.B. Jacobse, CEO at rhubarb, commented:

“We are incredibly excited to be opening our first restaurants outside the UK at Hudson Yards, New York. We have been looking to open in New York for several years now and the Hudson Yards development is incomparable. Once completed, Hudson Yards will be regarded as the most iconic development of today’s generation, re-defining the culinary scene in New York and we simply had to be a part of it.”

Founded over 20 years ago as an event catering business, rhubarb has grown to become one of the leading hospitality groups in the UK, with an expansive portfolio of iconic locations and restaurants, notably the world-famous Public Park, Sky Garden's Fenchurch Restaurant and Darwin Brasserie, and fine-dining restaurant Coda by Eric Chavot at the Royal Albert Hall.

 

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The rhubarb events division continues to focus on bespoke solutions for a broad range of clients, from high profile charity galas for 2,000 guests, to small, intimate dinners in country venues. rhubarb is the preferred food partner for over 70 premium venues and visitor attractions in London including the Historic Royal Palaces, the Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and Old Billingsgate.

rhubarb’s portfolio of locations was established in 2009 and today contains nine individual and entirely unique cultural, premium, travel and sporting sites, Goodwood, and VIVI at Centre Point opening April 2018. Hudson Yards will be rhubarb’s first international site.

 

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