Press Release

AXA IM Alts selects Gordon Ramsay Restaurants for the UK’s highest restaurant and bar

  • 09 May 2024

  • Lucky Cat and Bread Street Kitchen to open at the top of 22 Bishopsgate, 269 metres above ground. 
  • Offering will also include an open-air terrace, private dining concept and a central location for the Gordon Ramsay Academy.
  • The five culinary experiences will occupy floors 58M, 59, 60 and 61 and will sit above Horizon 22, the recently opened free public viewing gallery.

AXA IM Alts, a global leader in alternative investments with €183 billion of assets under management[1], announces that Gordon Ramsay Restaurants will open what will be the UK’s highest building top bar and restaurant offering[2] at 22 Bishopsgate in London. Gordon Ramsay Restaurants has taken a 20 year lease on levels 58M, 59, 60 and 61 of 22 Bishopsgate, directly above Horizon 22, the recently opened, and Europe’s highest, free public viewing gallery[3].

The 2,263 sqm (24,361 sq ft) space will welcome Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay, an Asian inspired restaurant, influenced by Tokyo’s 1930s kissas and Shanghai’s drinking dens, and the contemporary British cuisine at Bread Street Kitchen. The Lucky Cat open-air rooftop terrace will be the destination for cocktails and entertainment until 3am.

22 Bishopsgate will also feature a new 14-seat Chef’s Table concept born from the Gordon Ramsay Restaurant’s first establishment, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which has maintained a 3-star Michelin rating for 22 years. Meanwhile the acclaimed Gordon Ramsay Academy will open its first central location where passionate cooks can hone their culinary skills.

Each venue will have breathtaking views of the London skyline, with vistas of iconic landmarks including Tower Bridge and 
St Paul’s Cathedral across the various levels. There will be dining and entertainment for all occasions.

This new leisure offering represents another first for 22 Bishopsgate, having already opened London’s first climbing window, in the 25th floor gym, and Europe’s highest free public viewing gallery on level 58. This unique ‘vertical village’ also incorporates over 100,000 sq ft of integrated amenity and social spaces including a fresh food street-market style restaurant offering on the second floor, an innovation hub, wellbeing retreat and spa, curated ‘art walk’, business club as well as a c. 1,500-space active commuter park and cycle hub.

22 Bishopsgate is a people-led smart building, designed to meet the changing needs of the modern occupier and embody the structural and cultural shifts in how people work and live. Its occupier and consumer offering demonstrates a continued commitment to grow a thriving community, bringing together a diverse range of tenants and visitors across numerous sectors and walks of life in the heart of the City of London.

Gordon Ramsay said of the announcement: “This is more than just a new opening – it’s a significant milestone for our business. We’re not only launching the highest culinary experiences in London but also creating a vibrant culinary hub at the impressive 22 Bishopsgate in the heart of the city. I would like to thank all our partners, including Barclays, for their support and I cannot wait to share this unique dining experience with our guests”.

John O’Driscoll, Global Co-Head of Real Estate at AXA IM Alts commented: “At 22 Bishopsgate we have always set out to ensure that the building not only offers best in class sustainable and smart workspace for our occupiers, but is also a destination in its own right that all Londoners and visitors to the UK capital can enjoy. The addition of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants to the 
22 Bishopsgate community represents another key milestone in achieving that goal. I am sure that, with diners able to enjoy the superb culinary and drinks offering that Gordon and his team will provide, while enjoying fantastic views of London and beyond from what will be the UK’s highest building top restaurant, this will be a truly unique and exciting experience for everyone who visits.

Alongside the recent opening of our Horizon 22 viewing gallery, these new restaurants will also make a valuable contribute to the Corporation of London’s Destination City vision to broaden the appeal of this famous Square Mile to people of all walks of life and outside of traditional working hours.”

Reservations for the restaurants at 22 Bishopsgate will open from July 2024.

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1 Source: AXA IM Alts data (unaudited) as of 31 December 2023.
2. Source: JLL (2024) ; the highest restaurant relative to ground level in the UK.
3. Source: JLL (2023)           

About AXA IM Alts
AXA IM Alts is a global leader in alternative investments with €183 billion of assets under management[1] comprising c.€84 billion of primarily private real estate, €88 billion of private debt and alternative credit, as well as c.€11 billion in Infrastructure and private equity. We take a 360° approach to real estate & infrastructure investing with over €129 billion of assets under management in direct opportunities, held indirectly through debt and listed equities and via long term private equity investments into operating platforms. ESG is fully integrated into our investment decision making processes with our responsible investment approach anchored by the three key pillars of decarbonisation, resilience and building tomorrow. AXA IM Alts employs 840+ people located in 15 offices around the world and serves the needs of more than 600 clients from Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Middle East. We are the number one property portfolio and asset manager in Europe[2],  and one of the largest worldwide.
1 Source: AXA IM Alts data (unaudited) as of 31 December 2023.           
2 Highest-ranked European Real Estate Manager in IPE’s Global Top 150 Real Estate Investment Managers, based on total value of real estate assets under management, November/December 2023.

About AXA Investment Managers
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a leading global asset manager offering a diverse range of global investment opportunities in both alternative and traditional asset classes. Through our products we aim to diversify and grow portfolios, while delivering long-term investment performance and value for clients.
AXA IM manages approximately €844 billion in assets, of which €480 billion are categorised ESG-integrated, sustainable or impact as at the end of December 2023. We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all eligible assets, and to integrating ESG principles across our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture.
Part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, AXA IM employed over 2,800 employees and operates from 23 offices in 18 countries globally at end of December 2023. 

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AXA IM Alts selects Gordon Ramsay Restaurants for the UK’s highest restaurant and bar
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