The Green Room London has taken over in South Bank; a large open-air neighbourhood garden serving home baked pizzas and cocktails.
The menu will be guided by sustainability, making as much as possible in-house, from the team who brought us LINO, Kitty Hawk, and Whyte & Brown.
Breathing life back into the South Bank neighbourhood, the verdant garden will be a welcome open space for up to 100 socially distanced guests to while away the summer days over craft cocktails and made to order pizzas. The outside dining area will be surrounded by aromatic homegrown herbs that will offer fresh produce for the chefs and bartenders to work with. The grounds will be tended by the Bankside Open Spaces Trust, an environmental charity that works to transform and preserve open spaces in London.
The management of the restaurant will bring furloughed team members of all three Wright & Bell venues under one roof, and back into work. The kitchen will be run by Head Chef, Ben Hughes-Gage and his team from LINO together with their house bread oven, which will be brought over and fired back up to cook Richard Falk’s new sourdough pizza recipe. Working only with stone milled heritage, British grains and British produce harvested during their peak seasonal window, The Green Room London will offer red and white based pizzas with each topping carefully sourced or made on site. Signatures will include; Fior Di Latte mozzarella, La Masseria olive oil, passata, housemade chorizo and n’duja; white base, grilled leeks, courgette, tarragon and truffle; and passata, confit aubergine, cashew, semi dried tomato and torn basil. Alongside Richard’s pizzas, the menu will feature Whyte & Brown’s dirty, crispy, chicken burger; LINO’s house croquettes; and dishes that reflect the seasons.
The Kitty Hawk bartenders will be leading the charge with the drinks, curating a menu made for summer, drawing inspiration from the herbs and botanicals grown in the Green Room garden. Signature serves include; Herbaceous Spritz (Ketel One Botanical, Lime Cordial, Cucumber Tonic, Mint); Neighbourhood Sec (Pampero Rum, Triple Sec, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Blackcurrant Cordial); and Elderflower Classico (Gin, Elderflower Cordial and Prosecco). The FOH will be headed by the team from Whyte & Brown, Carnaby.
As Kitty Hawk and LINO remain closed, and Whyte & Brown opens with a reduced capacity, the focus will be on the Green Room and bringing the group’s family together. Wright & Bell’s Managing Director, Sarah Clark explains, “We’re so thrilled to be part of the South Bank neighbourhood. It has been a difficult period with our City businesses remaining closed, but the Green Room is a glimmer of light that will allow us to retain more of our wonderful team. We’ve also found a kindred spirit with our landlord, Coin Street Community Builders who are a non profit organisation creating amazing opportunities; from giving families and children the best start in life through family support, to creating and maintaining high quality living, work and play spaces on land they own. We’re really excited to introduce ourselves to the community.”