French café group Paul is to open its first destination bar offering wine and cocktails as part of its new restaurant in Tower 42 in the City of London.
Le Restaurant de Paul, opening on September 11, will house the bar alongside a spacious 93-cover restaurant, outside seating for 40 covers and an in-house bakery.
Located on the ground floor of Tower 42, it will be the brand’s largest-ever venue in the UK and have its own completely new look that promises to be “bold” and “individual”.
The destination bar will specialise in wine, champagne and “specially crafted” cocktails.
The all-day menu will feature produce from artisan French cheesemongers and the Queen’s butcher Donald Russell and offer hearty French favourites such as cotelettes d’agneau (lamb cutlets) and aiglefin fumé au pistou (smoked haddock in pistou sauce).
New additions to the menu will include French-style gourmet burgers and a rotisserie chicken salad as well as brunch options, afternoon tea and platters to share.
A breakfast range of freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies and multigrain tartines will also be added to Paul’s signature selection of patisserie, viennoiserie, artisan breads, celebration cakes, gourmet salads and sandwiches available to grab and go from the bakery.
Le Restaurant de Paul at Tower 42 in Old Broad Street will be open from 6.30am to 11pm Monday to Friday and closed at weekends.