Louie came to fruition when Guillaume Glipa of restaurant openings such as Chiltern Firehouse partnered up with the successful Parisian restaurant group led by Laurent de Gourcuff, Paris Society, which is behind venues such as Girafe and Loulou in the French capital. Together with renowned U.S. chef Slade Rushing, they have opened what is now Covent Garden’s latest hotspot. The September debuted Creole restaurant aims to combine the characteristics of four cities, from the soul of New Orleans, where the chef hails from, to the sophistication of Paris, sass of New York and the character of the city it’s based in, London. The five-storey townhouse, which was previously home to L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, features a two-floor brasserie-style dining space distinguished by banquette seating, oyster bar and wood burning oven, with a bar and lounge upstairs and roof terrace with retractable roof. Choose between hors d’oeuvres such as hand cut steak tartare, dishes like steamed razor clams from the raw bar, fish plates like seafood gumbo and meat specialties including crispy poussin.