Whether getting together for a family meal, enjoying a night out with friends, celebrating the day’s successes with colleagues or simply taking a break during a day of shopping or sightseeing, the collection of restaurants and bars at the new Four Seasons Hotel Seoul offers choices for every taste and mood.
Executive Chef Ralf Dohmeier leads a team of experienced specialists and rising stars hailing from across Asia, Europe and the Americas who share both culinary skill and a passion for taking the best quality ingredients and turning them into magic on the plate and in the glass.
In a complete rethinking of the traditional Italian restaurant, Boccalino takes inspiration from the pace-setting fashion and design culture of mid-century Milan, and draws energy from the busy city seen through floor-to-ceiling windows. Like a perfectly-crafted pair of Italian leather shoes, Boccalino puts contemporary Italian cuisine on the most stylish tables in the city. At its heart is the fiery show kitchen and grill, where the signature Bistecca alla Fiorentina (steak prepared in the Florentine manner) are prepared to perfection, along with culinary innovations that will introduce guests to a sexier side of Italian culture. Insider tip: plan to meet for drinks at Bar Boccalino next door.
Named for the famed Shanghai rock garden that influences its look, Yu Yuan offers a lavish dining experience reflecting the opulence and glamour of Shanghai during its heyday in the swinging 1920s. On the way to one’s seat in the main dining area or one of eight private chambers, guests will see Yu Yuan’s signature dish being prepared in the Peking duck oven. Also featured: an extensive tea bar at the heart of the intimate restaurant.
Esteemed Chef Sawada Kazumi, previously of Tokyo’s Michelin-starred Banreki Ryukodo and most recently of Kumoi in Guangzhou, brings his culinary precision and leadership to Seoul for the first time at Kioku. In a sky-lit three-story environment clad in smooth woods and accented by red maple leaves, chefs prepare authentic Japanese cuisine. Upstairs, it’s a Tokyo-style sushi bar, while downstairs, the vibe is more Kyoto in style, with continuous service of flawlessly presented small plates to delight the senses.
The Market Kitchen
Diners are transported to a bustling marketplace offering pan-Asian and international fare from live stations and generous buffet spreads for lunch and dinner, as well as a lavish Sunday brunch. Reminiscent of a European market hall with its arcade-like ceilings and tempting aromas, The Market Kitchen is where the world comes together to discover a changing selection of cuisines and styles, from rotisserie meats to fresh oysters and seafood, impressive charcuterie cheese platters, street-style food and made-to-order selections from the noodle and pasta bars.
Those in a hurry will go straight to The Market Larder, offering gourmet grocery items, gift hampers and quick meals to enjoy at a table, or take away.
Adjacent to Boccalino restaurant but a destination unto itself, Bar Boccalino is a welcoming, light-filled space punctuated by four cosy sunken booths. Seasonal Italian menu choices compliment a well-curated selection of Italian and international wines, spirits and aperitivo.
With a nod to the Prohibition-era speakeasies of New York , Charles H. plays host to cocktail connoisseurs and spirited gatherings into the early morning hours. Rich design elements inspired by traditional Korean metalwork motifs take the popular concept to a new level, while a carefully-edited selection of bottles handled by Head Bartender Christopher Lowder and his team of skilled bar staff produces classic and contemporary libations. It’s a thoroughly modern experience inspired by the travels and writings of global cocktail authority and legendary bon vivant Charles H. Baker.
Other eat and drink offerings at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
In addition, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul welcomes guests to its own “living room” at Maru, where windows open to the street scene in a space ideal for casual business meetings and socialising over coffee, lunch, a fabulous afternoon tea service, cocktails and dinner featuring refined interpretations of Korean favourites and classic lounge fare.
Two additional outlets include Confections by Four Seasons, a coffee and pastry shop located adjacent to Maru for grab-and-go barista drinks, bite-size treats and cakes; and the Health Club’s Juice Bar offering both healthy choices and guilty pleasures for those planning to relax and unwind at the pool with friends and colleagues.