The owners of Sager + Wilde are launching an all-day-dining bar and canteen on Old Street in Clerkenwell, London.
Located in the historic Morelands building on Old Street, Fare Bar + Canteen presents a multifunctional, open space split across two floors.
Michael Sager and Marcis Dzelzainis’s new venue offers a grab-and-go coffee area, intimate cocktail and wine bar, and restaurant serving a selection of modern seasonal small plates with larger sharing dishes from the robata grill.
On the ground floor, the bar and canteen will be flooded with light through the floor to ceiling Crittal Windows and will offer natural wine and cocktails on tap. This includes a Nitro Vodka Espresso, vodka and coffee that pours like Guinness, and a Rum + Coconut, a 21st century take on the Pina Colada, with Havana 3 year, coconut, verjus and lemongrass hydrosol.
Guests are invited to drink and dine around a horseshoe marble dining counter, lit by the reclaimed Holophane lights and overlooking an open-plan kitchen boasting a huge Cuppone Oven.
Downstairs, the intimate bar and dining area will be flooded with light from a glass skylight in the middle of the space and features parquet floors and white pillars.
The bar menu includes a 250-strong Sager + Wilde curated wine list sourced directly from boutique winemakers across the world, as well as delivering “a ground-breaking approach” to the cocktail list. A bespoke Fare tonic has also been created.
Head chef Thomas Raymond, previously of Ellory, will lead the kitchen creating a menu that takes inspiration from his British roots and travels around the Mediterranean.
Thomas will lead the kitchen in creating an approachable and accessible menu with his food delivering bold, punchy, vivid flavours and interesting textures.
The food menu focuses around the grill which takes centre stage in the restaurant downstairs, and showcases vegetable-based small plates, grilled skewers and larger sharing dishes, reflecting the sustainable practices at the heart of the restaurant.
The coffee space, which is located on the ground floor, will be overseen by partners at South London’s Assembly who Fare are creating their own bespoke house roasts with.