From the masters of dialled-up drinks and plates that please, Drake & Morgan has done it again. Located just off Fetter Lane in the secluded New Street Square, The Refinery New Street Square with its contemporary bar, stylish restaurant and sun-trap terrace – complete with al fresco pop-up Peroni bar – is the City’s latest hotspot for business lunching, after work drinking and relaxed midweek dining.
From Monday to Friday, you’ll find Drake & Morgan’s masters of mixology shaking and stirring a collection of globally-inspired concoctions. Choose from classics such as the Old Fashioned or Pisco Sour, or indulge in something a little more creative like the Candy Shop – a confectionery inspired blend of Tanqueray gin, rhubarb & custard liqueur and lemon.
Why not experience something new at the al fresco pop-up Peroni Ambra bar this summer. Peroni Ambra is a real thirst-quencher combining the refreshing Peroni Nastro Azzurro with the sharpness of chinotto – a rare, Italian citrus fruit – and is served over ice. This is the place to escape the everyday; kick back and soak up some rays whilst watching the world go by.
Gluttons for the grape can enjoy bottles from some of the best vineyards in the world while bubbles come in the form of champagne, prosecco and English sparklers. There’s also craft brews like English Hawkes Urban Orchard and Goose Island Honkers Ale and zero proof mocktails – the Black Magic is a study in the dark art of experimental cocktail-making – a concoction of beetroot juice, honey, lime and activated charcoal that’s definitely Instagram worthy.
Whether you’re popping in for a business breakfast, speedy lunch or relaxing dinner, The Refinery New Street Square’s seasonal all-day menus promise to please. Early risers can start with a fuel injection of London Calling coffee, vitamin-rich smoothies or freshly-pressed juices whilst tucking into a traditional Full English, a wholesome breakfast quinoa bowl with spinach, avocado and poached egg or satisfying saffron baked eggs in tomato sauce with chorizo and piquillo peppers
For the main event, focus is given to stylish small plates and larger comfort dishes. Enjoy broad bean and ricotta on toast; crispy squid with lemon mayonnaise; or a homemade scotch egg with fiery chorizo and smoked paprika mayonnaise.
Substantial mains include pea and lemon risotto with creamy mascarpone; rare beef steak sandwich on toasted sourdough with horseradish mayonnaise and truffle oil dressing; smoked chicken salad with avocado, mango and cashew nuts; and a half-roasted lemon chicken with herby chimichurri sauce.
Sharing boards, perfect for catch-ups over cocktails or private events, include Middle Eastern-style mezze; seasonal charcuterie; and a tasty crayfish flatbread with avocado, baby gem lettuce, cherry tomatoes and Marie rose sauce.
Not forgetting dessert, choose from Eton mess with meringue, strawberries, cream and mint; knickerbocker glory with salted caramel ice cream, plum, honeycomb, cream and almonds; or lemon tart with crème fraiche.
The raised, semi-private mezzanine level offers the perfect space for intimate corporate gatherings, celebrations and cocktail masterclasses, whilst soaking up the atmosphere below. Larger parties can book out The Refinery New Street Square exclusively at weekends.
With its winning mix of cool cocktails, food you want to eat and a great vibe, The Refinery New Street Square is going to be THE place to escape the pressure and pace of City life this summer. You heard it here first!
The Refinery New Street Square
12 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BF
020 7842 0750