Glendola continues growth with new London bar


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Glendola Leisure is to open a new bar and restaurant in London specialising in “aged cocktails” alongside steak and other British cuisine.

Silk & Grain is due to open in July in the former premises of the company’s restaurant and bar The Door in Cornhill in the City of London. Covering two floors and 163 square metres, it is being designed by Surface-id – pictured above as a CGI.

It follows Glendola Leisure’s launch last month of Alston Bar & Grill in Glasgow, which features a bar specialising in gin. Its other sites include Waxy O’Connor’s in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Silk & Grain’s bar will offer a range of classic cocktails using spirits aged in different materials including oak barrels, metal, leather and glass before mixing and muddling, resulting in added complexity and flavour.

Bar food will be a British grazing menu with highlights including Clonakilty black pudding “scotched” quail’s eggs and crispy pig’s ears alongside British cheeses and charcuterie.

The first-floor restaurant, seating 56, will offer a selection of different dry-aged steak cuts, cooked in a Josper grill. This will be alongside British-inspired mains such as lemon sole with garlic and caper butter, Suffolk cider-soaked slow-roasted pork belly, and heritage tomato, mint and quinoa salad with whipped goat’s cheese and beetroot pickled eggs.

A range of homemade sauces, infused butters and grain mustards will also be available. With starters from £6, mains will range from £12 to £20 and desserts will start at £5.

Alexander Salussolia, managing director of Glendola Leisure, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be launching a premium City venue. It’s a key site for us and we think that our unique aged cocktails will excite both the consumer and industry.”


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