Corney & Barrow invests in bar refurbishments


Corney & Barrow Old Broad StreetCorney & Barrow Bars has completed a major revamp of one of its sites as part of an investment programme to establish the bars as all-day and night-time businesses.

It has carried a “substantial” refurbishment of Corney & Barrow in Old Broad Street (pictured) in the City of London, with a modern on-trend design created by Nelson Design.

The kitchen has been opened up to create more theatre, while the food and drink offer extended to a bigger cocktail list and greater selection of wines from Corney & Barrow Wine Merchants.

Ed Gardner, managing director of Corney & Barrow Bars, said: “We are committed to significant, on-going investment in our estate in order to maintain and build on our premium positioning in the City market.

“The major refurbishment of Old Broad Street, alongside recent smaller refurbishments at Canary Wharf and Paternoster Square are just the first phase in a series of planned projects across the business.

“Old Broad Street is part of the evolution of the all-day/night concept, so will be open from 7.30am to 11pm.”

The new interior brings the bar in line with current design trends, making use of vibrant colours and patterns.

Materials such as flame stitch grass paper in colours of mint, navy blue, peach and gold, have been used to create a vibrant and luxurious ambiance complemented by quilted velvets and aged leathers on seating.

To add interest and variety, the dining space has a choice of both low and high level seating options.

Behind the bar, internally illuminated full-height Italian-designed wine fridges have been incorporated to create a focal point, whilst the bar front is clad in rough-hewn timber at a quirky angle to add texture and interest for customers.

A private snug has been created, as well as a separate lounge area with leather sofas and slipper chairs, for an intimate, relaxed atmosphere.

By day, the food menu will follow an informal dining format and include options across starters, salads, sandwiches, mains and sides.

Customers can expect such dishes as Scottish pan-fried black pudding and sunny side up quails egg, roasted sea bass fillet and poppy seed fried squid and rare English 7oz flat iron steak.

By night, customers can enjoy a selection of smaller tapas-style dishes, sliders and sharing platters.

Ed added: “We are delighted that early feedback from our customers on Old Broad Street’s innovative, quirky and fresh new look has been particularly positive.”

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