In April 2017, STAY Seoul opened in the exciting neighbourhood of Gangnam, in the heart of the South Korean capital.
Ideally situated on the 81st floor of the superb and monumental Lotte World Tower – at 555 meters, the highest tower in north Asia and the fifth highest in the world – STAY Seoul benefits from a breath-taking panoramic view of the city thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Guests, who will be stunned by the view and immediately impressed by the size of the room and its ceiling height of 5.5 meters, will immediately feel the warmth of this grand light-filled restaurant. The classic Haussmannian decor, set off by brilliant touches of bright yellow and underpinned magnificently by beautiful lighting, reshapes the room to create a sense of natural well-being. The room’s different spaces are marked out by clever changes in the materials used for the floor – Carrara marble, wooden parquet, woolen rugs – which create a lovely choice when choosing where to sit.
In total, 100 guests can be seated in this splendid setting that perfectly evokes Paris and its delicacies.
Open from 6.30am to 10pm, STAY Seoul offers non-stop service from breakfast to dinner.
And because a restaurant should also be able to bring people together in smaller groups, STAY Seoul offers two private dining rooms. These small salons, next to the main dining room, were created with intimacy in mind: the Paris Salon can welcome eight guests and its partner, the Seoul Salon, up to 12. Inside each, the grey used on the walls and the herringbone-pattern parquet warm the atmosphere, while a large modern table in dark wood draws in the eye. Guests will instantly feel at home in this cozy atmosphere of large mirrors, abstract artworks and dressers covered with Second Empire trinkets.Menu
Behind the large windows of STAY Seoul’s Pastry Library sit all different sorts of colourful and delicious creations. And with a large offer, the only problem is choosing which one to have…
The more classical diner might enjoy the Vanilla soufflé and its scoop of ice-cream, a perfectly irresistible and airy mix of hot and cold. The more artistic could be seduced by the architectural character of the crunchy Rocket made with milk-chocolate opaline, filled with crème brûlée, typically French and with a caramel crunchiness.
The nostalgic will crack for the Pomme d’amour (Toffee apple), perfumed with fresh raspberries, a moment of pure joy and the ultimate in indulgence. The apple is first roasted with raspberry jam and orange juice until meltingly soft. Then it is given an extremely fine shell of white chocolate for body and crunch, and coated in raspberry jelly, whose bright red color immediately transforms it into what looks like an old-fashioned pomme d’amour. The apple is served surrounded by small, soft lemon-flavored meringues that create another texture.
Every pastry is a moment of unequalled sweetness, whether all in fruitiness or lightly spiced, and corresponds to guests’ specific tastes. Thanks to the skills of the head pastry chef, each one also becomes absolutely unmissable.