National Theatre’s soon to open wine bar is one such spot, and venue has just opened for bookings.
Peckham’s Forza Wine will open its second venue in the Brutalist south Bank icon on Thursday September 7.
The bar will be a spacious 170-cover space that comes with a balcony overlooking the River Thames.
Open Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 12am, the wine bar will serve cocktails and natural wines, as well as snacks from its ‘Italian-ish’ kitchen which will change regularly.
This includes new dishes such as bay salted sole with fennel and pickled chilli; and marinated peppers with basil as well as south London favourites, cauliflower fritti and the bar’s much-loved soft serve.
Bringing some of south London’s causally cool vibes to South Bank, Forza Wine is all about good wine, good food and making sure punters leave sated and happy.
Chef and Forza Wine co-owner Michael Lavery said: ‘‘Forza Wine is all about delicious food and drinks delivered by people who do things properly, make you feel welcome and don’t take the whole thing too seriously.
“If you leave full and happy and having enjoyed a few drinks then we’re good.”
The bar is the last of the new food and drink offerings opening up at the National Theatre as part of a partnership with quality street-food incubator KERB.
Forza Wine joins Lasdun, a restaurant that takes its name from the theatre’s architect, Denys Lasdun.
Created by the team behind east London’s The Marksman, this restaurant plates up classic brasserie-style dishes such as smoked eel; and Cornish crab with lemon and saffron bun for starters as well as whole Cornish John Dory, and chicken, wild garlic and leek pie for mains.
Lasdun will also have a smoked fish fridge and an oyster bar.
To reserve a table at Forza Wine, visit sevenrooms.com