Calabreses to launch second site for Wringer & Mangle

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Brothers Gerry and Jon Calabrese are to open a second Wringer & Mangle bar and restaurant in London after the success of the first in Hackney.

They are to launch the new site in Middlesex Street in Spitalfields next week in the former site of bar and restaurant The Holy Birds, with all-day dining on the top floor and a destination late-night bar downstairs featuring a central bar and two private rooms.

It follows the opening of Wringer & Mangle in London Fields, Hackney, two years ago in a former laundry (pictured). The Calabreses are also behind other successful businesses including The Hoxton Pony in Shoreditch.

The new Wringer & Mangle promises hearty seasonal food, a lunchtime deli counter and cocktails as well as the bottomless brunches that have been a hit at its Hackney site.

The food menu has been developed by the group’s food director, Paul Gayler, with head chef Peter Tomkinson. It will centre around good-quality produce in a home-cooking style with a laid-back dining setting.

The bar will specialise in craft beers and cocktails alongside a programme of up-and-coming DJs and live music every Thursday and Saturday, devised with London party specialists Percolate.

For Friday night entertainment, the space will be hosted by the team behind London’s popular Savage club nights: the downstairs bar will transform into Gloria’s house, with wild drag queens, “wonderful” cocktails and “a little bit of madness”.

Wringer & Mangle Spitalfields’ light and spacious décor will combine both the contemporary and the classic, with an industrial cement interior juxtaposed with retro adverts, mismatched tables, Chesterfields and wingback chairs.

Features will include reclaimed Victorian lamps, an indoor living plant wall and regularly rotating exhibitions of local photography and art from in and around east London.

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