Gotham City moves to Soho
Describing itself as a fully immersive gastronomic experience, Park Row is a DC comics-themed restaurant on Soho’s Brewer Street which restaurant geeks may remember as Marco Pierre White’s Titanic and was until recently the Danish steakhouse Mash.
Named after an area of Batman’s fictional hometown Gotham City, Park Row consists of five different dining areas, all offering different styles of food and drink; what they all have in common however, is that they take their inspiration from the iconic characters and stories from DC. From Harley Quinn-themed food to a lounge inspired by Batman villain The Penguin, everything at Park Row is geared towards fun.
Set in a grade II-listed building which was originally part of The Regent Palace hotel, the multi-room space is as art deco-tastic as Gotham City itself. Featuring a secret entrance modelled on the Batcave, which leads you into the main dining room, the excitement begins from the moment you step inside.
The first area you see when you emerge from the Batcave is Pennyworth’s – named after Batman’s butler Alfred Pennyworth – serving classic British dishes inspired by history. Meanwhile for counter-top dining, the Harley Quinn-inspired omakase is fun from the off and serves equally playful food to match. Or if you want something a bit more immersive, head over to the Monarch Theatre which offers a multi-sensory tasting menu complete with 360-degree projections while you’re eating.
If you’re more about drinking and chilling out, Park Row has plenty to offer in that department too with speakeasy Old Gotham City serving creative cocktails alongside a selection of sharing plates. Alternatively there is The Penguin’s large Iceberg Lounge which serves guests a variety of different drinks and international food, whilst also benefitting from live entertainment. Park Row promises to be a great all-rounder even if you’re not a DC fan.