Grind opens flagship bar


Grind will be going back to its roots when it opens its new restaurant in East London this November.

Clerkenwell Grind is Old St’s latest all day restaurant and late-night bar and is the founders’ most ambitious project to date. Just a stone’s throw away from where the first Grind opened in Shoreditch, the new venue offers a place to enjoy a bite to eat or cocktails with friends.

Grind’s co-founder, David Abrahamovitch, said: “When Kaz and I first opened Shoreditch Grind five years ago, we wanted somewhere to drink coffee and cocktails all day. We put in a recording studio upstairs so that we’d never have to leave. You can still find us there most days, but as the Grind has grown up a little, so have we. Clerkenwell Grind is our new perfect night out.”

Set in a Grade II listed building, the venue has a signature Grind neon sign which has been designed by Toronto tattoo artist Curt Montgomery. Inside, there are two floors, pink velvet booths and marble bars. The restaurant will open for breakfast at 7:00am on weekdays and the bar closes at 2:00am. Grind’s first venue, Shoreditch Grind, opened five years ago and has since grown to six locations across London, serving coffee, food and cocktails from dawn until dusk.

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