A bar dedicated to prosecco is to open in London, with a selection from vineyards that are not available anywhere else in the city.
Prosecco House is due to open in the One Tower Bridge development next to City Hall and the new Bridge Theatre in February next year and is believed to be London’s first permanent bar dedicated to prosecco.
It is being created by Kristina Issa who has come from a career in finance to pursue her dream. She is working directly with family-owned vineyards in Italy’s Veneto region and will be exclusively stocking wines from five vineyards.
The bar will have over 20 different proseccos on the menu from Marchiori, Rivalta, Cirotto, Tasi Bio and Andreola. They will be sold by the glass, starting at £7.50, and by the bottle, starting at £30, with larger sizes available from magnums up to jeroboams.
There will also be a small selection of prosecco cocktails including an Aperol Spritz and Bellinis as well as Prosecco House signature cocktails.
The interiors have been designed by Kristina and interior designer Justyna Czarnoba and will include burnt orange velvet bar stools, marble from Italy and antique bronze tables with mirrored glass surfaces. The bar will be stunningly back lit and have a wide variety of prosecco bottles on display.
The focal point of the room will be the large wine fridge that will span the whole side of the room. Guests are also able to buy bottles to take home with them and the aim is to create London’s best selection of prosecco available to enjoy at home too. The prosecco will also be available for delivery via UberEats and Deliveroo.
A small selection of cicchetti will be served alongside the prosecco and will include salame lovison, prosciutto, gorgonzola and ricotta with sundried tomatoes and Italian pickled artichoke.
Prosecco House will be open from 11am each day and will also serve Italian coffees with focaccia sandwiches throughout.
Kristina said: “The idea came to me over drinks with friends back in January. I love prosecco but could never find a glass of the same quality here in London compared to Italy. I wanted to create a bar that feels both luxurious but is also open to everyone and that all feel welcome.
“There is a gap in the market for a high-quality bar serving the finest prosecco that is not in a hotel or a cocktail bar. I am working closely with producers to ensure guests receive the finest prosecco that is so readily available in Veneto.”