McDonald's opens luxury pop-up in Kensington

To celebrate the national rollout of The Signature Collection, fast food chain McDonald’s has launched a UK-first reservation only restaurant. The luxurious pop-up was designed by Made in Chelsea’s luxury expert, Mark-Francis Vandelli, allowing guests to enjoy a decadent Signature burger, alongside a string quartet, velvet curtains and fine (burger) art.


Made in Chelsea’s self-appointed ‘hedonist, perfectionist’, Mark Francis Vandelli was asked to create the grandest version of a McDonald’s restaurant the Kensington crowd had ever seen. Known for his staunch social etiquette, Vandelli left no element of the interior without his iconic touch.


At the fine-dining inspired luxury McDonald’s, guests were welcomed into the restaurant by a string quartet, before being escorted to their table to sample one of The Signature Collection burgers. They were then able to enjoy the decadent surroundings of rich burgundy drapes, ornate candelabra and fine (burger) art displays. Each burger was served to diners under a silver cloche by a uniformed butler.

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