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Platform 61 offers a bold, refreshing and healthy take on contemporary European cuisine. Visit this basement restaurant at 27 South William Street and discover the holy grail for the urban foodies!

The story behind the latest addition to the Creative Quarter is inspired by the adventure that is Track 61, an abandoned underground platform under New York’s famous Waldorf Astoria hotel.

This platform allowed VIPs to enter the hotel in a more private manner via a specially-built private golden lift. One of the most famous VIPs to frequently use the platform was Franklin D. Roosevelt. Legend has it that his armor-plated car would drive off the train, onto the platform and straight into the especially made golden elevator, leading to the hotel’s garage.

In 1965 the platform was used by the famous pop artist Andy Warhol for his ‘underground party’. The quest for the platform, known as Track 61 has become a holy grail for many urban explorers.