When it comes to sampling food trends or testing unique new offerings, there’s no doubt that Londoners are lucky. Recent openings and announcements in the city include a pop-up peanut butter fondue restaurant set for Shoreditch, a direwolf delivery service courtesy of a Game of Thrones actor and an Alcatraz-themed cocktail bar. If that wasn’t enough, this week it was announced that 2018 will see London’s first ever bar devoted exclusively to prosecco opening at Tower Bridge.
Called Prosecco House, the bar is set to open at One Tower Bridge in February, and will offer over 20 different types of prosecco, with owner Kristina Issa working directly Italian producers to source the best quality products. “We have yet to find a place in the city that serves prosecco to the same quality you can get in Italy but also at an affordable price. We are solely working with five family-owned vineyards that we personally know and are only serving Prosecco DOCG – the most premium prosecco on the market,” Kristina told Lonely Planet Travel News. Guests will be able to order prosecco by the glass, with prices starting from £7.50, while a range of bottle sizes are available, such as standard, magnums and jeroboams, with prices starting from £30.
Designed by Kristina in collaboration with Justyna Czarnoba, the bar’s interior will feature orange velvet stools, hand selected Italian marble and antique bronze tables with mirrored glass surfaces, while the focal point of the room will be the large wine fridge that will span a whole wall. Visitors will be able to buy bottles to take home, and a delivery service will also be available through UberEats and Deliveroo. A selection of prosecco cocktails will also be available, as well as dishes such as salami lovison, prosciutto, gorgonzola and ricotta with sundried tomatoes and Italian pickled artichoke. Open from 11am each day, Prosecco House will offer Italian coffees and focaccia sandwiches throughout the day.
“We have had a fantastic response so far from both the media and general public. We are already getting bookings for Valentine’s Day which is a great sign. It confirms my belief that London is in need of a great bar that serves exceptional prosecco” Kristina said.
More information on Prosecco House is available at the official website.