Bar and pub operator Faucet Inn is to open a second site for its “beer shop” bar and food concept Neighbourhood.
The new 180-capacity venue is to open in Above Bar Street in Southampton city centre later this month after the success of the first Neighbourhood in East Village in Stratford, east London (pictured).
The new site will offer artisan beers, with an ever-changing selection of cask ales plus 13 lagers on tap including Belle Vue Briek from Belgium and Birra Moretti from Italy and 16 bottled brews such as Fat Yak and Ted Pale Ale.
In an exclusive partnership for Neighbourhood, it will house two large exposed silver tanks on the bar holding Czech beer Krušovice as it does in Stratford.
It will specialise in all-day dining with a focus on meats cooked on the rotisserie and Robata Grill including house specialities of whole rotisserie-roasted chicken and Robata-cooked seafood and steaks alongside marinated ribs and a varied selection of burgers.
Small plates will include a spicy mac ‘n’ cheese, grilled sardines, barbecue pork hash and Cockney caviar – smoked aubergine, sourdough and pickled red cabbage.
The new site has been created with Grapes Design, a leading specialist in bar design. It will have a warehouse feel with an open-plan bar and restaurant. Mismatched furniture in electric blues, oranges and reds and communal tables will contrast with exposed piping, salvaged screens and industrial light fixtures overhead.
Steve Cox, managing director of Faucet Inn, said: “We are delighted to be bringing our popular Neighbourhood concept to the bustling and cosmopolitan city of Southampton. Like East Village in London, it will offer a relaxed urban space perfect for locals to enjoy a drink or fuss-free dining any time of the day.”