1st June 2023

McIntosh Group partners with acclaimed restaurateur Mister Nice to create a stunning Ci-Fi install in his new Mayfair restaurant

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McIntosh Group partners with acclaimed restaurateur Mister Nice to create a stunning Ci-Fi install in his new Mayfair restaurant

"The jaw dropping install at Mister Nice’s Mayfair premises represents the very definition of ‘Ci-Fi’ - a custom-installed, high fidelity sound system of the highest calibre that provides stunning playback whilst integrating beautifully with the building’s architecture. The combination of our audio expertise and Mr. Nice's commitment to culinary excellence works together perfectly."

One of London’s most anticipated new restaurants gets a custom-installed sound system from McIntosh Group - combining the finest cuisine with the finest audio experience in the West End.

26th May 2023, London, UK.

Mister Nice, a new fine elegant restaurant in the heart of London’s Mayfair, now plays host to a stunning new custom-installed sound system - developed by McIntosh Group and featuring McIntosh and Sonus Faber’s industry-leading audio and playback technology.

Mister Nice’s founder, Jean-Philipe Kley, carries a deep passion for creating delicious, beautifully presented dishes delivered in a sumptuous and luxurious setting. This dedication to quality is echoed in McIntosh Group’s devotion to the very best audio. A partnership between Mister Nice and McIntosh Group therefore presented an opportunity to truly elevate the restaurant-goers whole experience - showcasing excellence in both dining and audio entertainment at every level.

McIntosh Group designed a bespoke Ci-Fi system to seamlessly integrate with Mister Nice’s high-end decor. The system was installed by custom installation specialists New Land Solutions, and performed alongside the restaurant fitting to ensure each element blended perfectly with the restaurant’s interior design. The result is a cutting-edge, bespoke Ci-Fi audio system installation covering 16 channels of amplification across four separate zones, including the bar, a restaurant area over two floors, and kitchen.

For the main restaurant area, a McIntosh C53 preamplifier is supplied music from a Roon Nucleus and controls two MI 128 8-channel digital amplifiers, supplying the audio to eight Sonus faber Sonetto on-wall speakers. Beautifully finished in gloss black, the Sonetto on-walls were chosen for both performance and perfect matching of the restaurant’s interior finish. Downstairs in the semi-private dining space, the vinyl-based system supplies the perfect audio accompaniment for more intimate events. An MT5 turntable delivers audio to a MA8950 integrated amplifier, which in turn drives a pair of Sonus faber Olympica Nova III speakers. An additional pair of Sonetto II speakers replicates the audio from the main dining room, for a seamless musical experience around the entire restaurant. The result is a high-end audio experience that is the perfect match for any fine-dining experience.

"We were delighted to collaborate with McIntosh Group for our new Mayfair location - their unrelenting commitment to creating the best possible audio experience is a perfect mirror for our passion for beautiful French cuisine. It was a match made in heaven - and the final result is incredible."


After opening on January 24th 2023, Mister Nice has become one of Mayfair’s most sought-after reservations. A casual dining experience showcasing the best of French cuisine, Mister Nice provides an all-day service with simple, fresh and compelling dishes all made using seasonal ingredients.

Mister Nice endeavours to elicit a ‘home away from home’ feel for every one of its diners and guests. Split across two floors and curated with the help of renowned interior designer Victoria Vogel, the interior boasts natural light in abundance and simple, tasteful design touches to invoke a subtle and sophisticated atmosphere.

​​Jean-Philippe Kley, the founder and owner of Mister Nice, has a passion for authenticity stemming from his French roots. This is reflected in the consummate splendour of the recipes on offer - the fundamentals of which remain grounded in fine, simple produce. This is mirrored through Mister Nice’s menu, featuring a contemporary gourmet approach to French cuisine that’s difficult to resist.

The synergy between McIntosh Group’s passion for audio and Mister Nice’s passion for gastronomy offers discerning restaurant-goers a truly unrivalled dining and entertainment experience in one of London’s best-loved areas. It’s sure to set the new benchmark for high-quality custom audio instals worldwide.

"It was an honour to install the bespoke audio system at Mister Nice’s new flagship Mayfair location. The system design and installation coinciding with the renovation of the space, enabling us to seamlessly install a bespoke, high-end Ci-Fi audio system to rival any venue on the entire West End."

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