Novus invests in City of London bars

The Last BarNovus Leisure has completed major refurbishments of two of the bars in the City of London which it acquired as part of its takeover of Balls Brothers.

The updated look for The Last (pictured above) in Shoe Street includes ornate mirrors, mannequin lampshades, Chesterfield sofas and candelabras, with an open kitchen giving the venue a bistro feel.

Quirky touches also feature in the new interior for The Gable in Moorgate and its basement bar The Cellar. The homely bar has tea plates on the walls and ornate furniture, serving cocktails and bistro-style food.

The Cellar (pictured below) is a late-night destination with a DJ booth featuring red telephone boxes, while the under-arch booths are adorned with decals of London Underground trains and World War II Blitz posters.

The two bars were part of the unbranded Lewis & Clark bars bought bought in 2006 by long-established wine bar chain Balls Brothers which was in turn acquired by Novus two years ago.

Along with the rest of Novus’s London estate, the venues come under the Late Night London brand.

Novus has also been carrying out refurbishments of Bar Soho in Old Compton Street, Verve in Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, and Jewel in Piccadilly.

The Cellar at The Gable

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