Borough Market institution set to become lively cocktail destination
On Friday 3 May, Roast Bar will reveal a stylish new interior design, with the space transformed into a destination for innovative cocktails and delicious bar snacks.
Roast is renowned for offering classic British dishes and stunning panoramic views over Borough Market. Located adjacent to the restaurant, the new bar is the first major refurbishment to take place at Roast since it opened in 2005, and will offer visitors to Borough Market an exciting new cocktail destination, whilst diners will have a sophisticated bar to enjoy pre and post-dinner drinks.
The charming new interiors are the work of Lerose Design Studio, who have created a space that fits seamlessly into the historic landmark of Borough Market. Roast Bar now features a complementary palette of greens, with carrara and verde marble tables, luxurious leather banquettes and festoon lighting that creates an infinity affect with reflections across the glass walls and ceiling.
Bar Manager Aly Roshdy has created a list of tempting sips to be served in the new space. Pre-dinner cocktails include the Borough Market Sour with AquaRiva tequila blanco, Koko Kanu coconut rum, Kummel liqueur, lemon, egg white, coconut and a dash of Wray & Nephew rum. To follow, signature Market Selection concoctions include the Beekeeper with butter-washed Appleton 12-year-old rum, lemon, cardamom and honey; and Twisted Paloma of AquaRiva tequila blanco, Campari, pink grapefruit, agave, lime and bitter lemon. To finish, there are classic post-dinner options such as Irish Coffee and Old Fashioned.
To accompany the drinks, Head Chef Ian Howard has designed a concise menu of bar snacks inspired by classic British dishes.
Guests can graze on the likes of Lindisfarne Rock Oysters with Scrubby Oak apple vinegar and shallots; Venison chipolatas with honey and mustard; and Pork, sage and onion Scotch egg with piccalilli.
Perfect for an after work drinks with colleagues, a pre-dinner aperitif with friends, or a quick nightcap, the beautiful bar space will be a welcome addition to the bustling London Bridge neighbourhood for both visitors and locals alike.