Drake & Morgan to revamp two Corney & Barrow bars


The Pagination CGI

Bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan is to re-brand two of the Corney & Barrow sites that it acquired in its takeover of the operator in July.

The Corney & Barrow bar in Old Broad Street in the City will be relaunched as The Otherist in late November and Corney & Barrow in Cabot Square in Canary Wharf will become The Pagination in early December.

The Otherist will occupy a space of just over 3,700 square feet, accommodating up to 120 covers and will open Monday to Friday.

The Pagination will occupy 4,400 square feet, divided into internal and external space, seating 84 and 60 covers respectively, trading Monday to Saturday. It is pictured above as a computer-generated image.

Both sites are being designed by Fusion Design & Architecture which has been responsible for all Drake & Morgan bars and restaurants.

They will feature the brand’s signature design features which include an expansive bar, a mix of seating to include traditional dining, banquettes and booth and lounge seating as well as an open-plan kitchen and a “distinctive” dining area.

The all-day dining destinations will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a choice of seasonal dishes. An extensive wine list, including a wide range of Corney & Barrow bins, will sit alongside premium spirits, beers and “innovative” cocktails.

As previously announced, Drake & Morgan is already set to open two more sites under the name of The Refinery, opening in Spinningfields in Manchester and St Andrew Square in Edinburgh in late November.

Drake & Morgan’s other bars are scattered throughout the City of London and Canary Wharf including The Drift, The Folly, The Fable, The Anthologist and the Happenstance as well as Drake & Morgan at King’s Cross and The Commission at Heathrow Terminal 4.

Backed through its equity investor Bowmark Capital, it acquired Corney & Barrow Bars in July, comprising 10 operating as Corney & Barrow and one as Devonshire Square, all in London.

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