Roast to open new cocktail bar in Borough Market

Roast Bar

Borough Market-based restaurant Roast is preparing to launch a “stylish” new bar space, which will serve pre and post-dinner cocktails, nightcaps and classic British snacks.

Located adjacent to the restaurant, the bar is the first major refurbishment to take place at Roast since it opened in 2005.

The venue will offer visitors to the area an “exciting new cocktail destination”, while diners will have a “sophisticated bar to enjoy pre and post-dinner drinks”.

Lerose Design Studio have created the interior design, which features a complementary palette of greens, with carrara and verde marble tables, leather banquettes and festoon lighting that creates an ‘infinity effect’ with reflections across the glass walls and ceiling.

The cocktail menu, developed by bar manager Aly Roshdy, includes pre-dinner serves such as the Borough Market Sour, made with AquaRiva tequila blanco, Koko Kanu coconut rum, Kummel liqueur, lemon, egg white, coconut and a dash of Wray & Nephew rum.

To follow, signature Market Selection concoctions include the Beekeeper with butter-washed Appleton 12-year-old rum, lemon, cardamom and honey, and Twisted Paloma of AquaRiva tequila blanco, Campari, pink grapefruit, agave, lime and bitter lemon. Classic post-dinner options come in the form of the Irish Coffee and Old Fashioned.

To accompany the drinks, head chef Ian Howard has designed a concise menu of bar snacks inspired by classic British dishes. Guests can choose from the likes of Lindisfarne Rock Oysters with Scrubby Oak apple vinegar and shallots, venison chipolatas with honey and mustard, and pork, sage and onion Scotch egg with piccalilli.

Roast Bar

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