Stonegate invests in new Slug and Lettuce

Slug and Lettuce Tower BridgeStonegate Pub Company is continuing its programme of opening new Slug and Lettuce bars with the launch of a new site near Tower Bridge in London.

It has invested £370,000 in the unit in St Katharine Docks, creating 10 new jobs, after taking over what was formerly a branch of The Living Room and previously Prohibition Bar & Grill.

In August, Stonegate, which also operates Scream, Missoula and Yates’s bars, announced the acquisition of The Living Room name and its 13 sites from Orchid Group’s Premium Bars & Restaurants (PBR).

The launch of the Tower Bridge site comes only two months after Stonegate opened a Slug and Lettuce at the O2 Arena in London Docklands – its largest and most ambitious bar to date.

Over the past year, it has also revamped Slug and Lettuce sites in Derby, Portsmouth, Harrogate in North Yorkshire, Epsom in Surrey, Marlow in Buckinghamshire, and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. In August, it opened a new Slug and Lettuce in Croydon in the former site of Bar 10.

The Slug and Lettuce at Tower Bridge has been designed to offer customers an enhanced, premium food and drink menu reflecting the bar’s elegant surroundings. It includes a champagne corner and VIP booths, which can be pre-booked for parties and celebrations.

Additional dishes have been added to the popular “Under 500 Calories Section” including the grilled asparagus and king prawn salad along with dishes such as grilled salmon and heritage potatoes and roast loin of cod served with a vermouth and chive sauce.

The wine list also boasts an enhanced selection of new wines including Sancerre, Albarino, Malbec and Carignan. Another first for the Slug and Lettuce is the listing of an organic lager by English brewery,Freedom.

The bar’s general manager Stephen McMahon said: ““The bar looks amazing with its luxe décor and, with Christmas just around the corner, we’re confident that it will be a great place to celebrate Christmas and beyond in a stylish setting.

“The level of interest from customers popping into the site whilst the team have been training has been phenomenal and we are really looking forward to welcoming customers to the Slug and Lettuce.

“From tourists and office workers to people who live in the area, the Slug and Lettuce offers something for everyone, whether it’s one of our great cocktails, some of our delicious food or a nice glass of wine after the working day or week.”

The new Slug and Lettuce is open from 10am every day and has a 1.30am licence on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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