City workers should keep an eye out for a new bar opening inside The Royal Exchange this Autumn. The Threadneedle Bar is being carved out of D&D London's restaurant space as part of a huge new gussying up of their restaurants here.
On the drinks front they're going back in time - to 1862 specifically and the publication of the godfather of cocktails Jerry Thomas’ 1862 ‘Bartenders Guide’ for inspiration with drinks split into ‘fizzy’, ‘short & seductive’, ‘long & seasonal’, ‘timeless’ concoctions as well as a ‘signature’ collection.
We like the sound of the sour cherry bellini and Hot Dinners 2's unerring ability to choose a pink hued cocktail in any menu will mean he'll be going for the Pink Bison made with Zubrowka vodka, pomegranate, lemon and rosemary.
Moving on the really important stuff - there'll be a separate bar menu on offer here with dishes like rock oyster tempura with Vietnamese dipping sauce; truffled goat’s curd on sourdough and soft shell crab, buttermilk and chilli, wild rocket, saffron aioli on grilled brioche.
Threadneedle Bar will open in September on the north-facing mezzanine of The Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LR. Opening hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Keep up with their news on Twitter @REXLondon