Darwin & Wallace to continue expansion with sixth bar

No 29 Power Station

Bar group Darwin & Wallace has announced plans to open its sixth site, bringing its combination of cocktails and all-day dining to Wimbledon in south-west London.

While the exact location has not been revealed, it is said to be next to Wimbledon’s Underground and rail station and will have a large outside terrace.

It follows Darwin & Wallace’s most recent opening, No 29 Power Station West (pictured), at Battersea Power Station, also in south-west London. Its other bars are in Chelsea, Clapham, Richmond and Chiswick.

Managing director Mel Marriott said: “After a long hunt for the perfect spot for Darwin & Wallace in Wimbledon, I am delighted to have finally found this wonderful space, centrally located and adjacent to the station in the midst of Wimbledon’s vibrant town centre.

“The large external terrace will be an excellent all-year-round feature and we are extremely excited to bring our passion for great food and drink and unique interiors to this gorgeous leafy London village.”

Due to open in spring 2018, it promises “an all-day casual bar dining experience with a menu of delectable cocktails and drinks plus locally sourced sustainable hearty and virtuous food for any time of day”.

Maximising the use of light and space, the interior will draw on European “hygge” inspirations from Copenhagen and, like the other bars, will feature unique design elements that resonate with the local area and its culture and heritage.

Founded by Mel in 2012 for the opening of No 11 Pimlico Road, Darwin & Wallace is backed by Imbiba, a specialist investor in the leisure and hospitality sector. Its other businesses include Albion & East, Camm & Hooper and Casper & Cole.

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