The Green Room will grow their own herbs for craft pizzas and fragrant cocktails.
London’s green rooms may not be filled with actors right now, but one Green Room will be welcoming guests this summer. Arriving on the South Bank on July 31, the Green Room is a verdant open-air garden restaurant, specialising in oven-baked pizzas and herbal-inspired cocktails. With a strong focus on sustainability and making as much as possible from scratch, this al fresco spot looks set to be a lovely addition to the capital.
The Green Room comes to us from the team behind LINO, Kitty Hawk, and Whyte & Brown, and will bring furloughed workers from those venues back to work. They’ve brought along LINO’s bread oven, which is now being repurposed for pizza-making (a definite improvement, I’m sure you’ll agree). The sourdough pizzas sound worth the entry alone; the likes of Fior Di Latte mozzarella, La Masseria olive oil, passata, housemade chorizo and n’duja pizza, and a white base pizza topped with grilled leeks, courgette, tarragon and truffle, are mouthwatering prospects.
The menu will also include Whyte & Brown’s famed dirty, crispy chicken burger and LINO’s house croquettes, along with seasonal dishes. Green Room will have fresh ingredients on hand, too; the restaurant – which is set back from the river, in a previously unused space behind the National Theatre – will be surrounded by fragrant homegrown herbs, which will find their way into the food plates and craft cocktails. Try the Herbaceous Spritz, made with Ketel One Botanical, lime cordial, cucumber tonic, and mint, for a refreshing summer tipple.
Up to 100 socially distanced guests will be able to dine here, and with the Bankside Open Spaces Trust taking care of landscaping and gardening, you can bet the Green Room will be an enjoyably aesthetic place to feast. The pre-lockdown hustle and bustle is slowly returning to the South Bank – and the arrival of a herb-filled garden restaurant like this is only likely to speed things up!
Find the Green Room at 101 Upper Ground, SE1 9PP, just behind the National Theatre.
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