A trio of new restaurant signings have been announced for Berkeley Homes’ landmark development, One Tower Bridge. The latest include The Coal Shed and Rosa’s Thai Cafe, which join The Ivy and acclaimed Welsh chef, Tom Simmons, who recently unveiled plans for his first London venture at the scheme.
Located at the foot of Tower Bridge and opposite UNESCO world-heritage site, the Tower of London, One Tower Bridge is a mixed use-use development of high specification apartments, commercial and cultural space. To date, 95% of the apartments are sold and approximately 75% of prime commercial and cultural space is now let.
Establishing itself as the Covent Garden of the South Bank, the new hospitality offering at One Tower Bridge will complement the highly-anticipated arrival of Sir Nicholas Hytner’s and Nick Starr’s 900 seat Bridge Theatre, which is due to open this autumn, cementing the development as a world-class fine dining and leisure destination.
One Tower Bridge already benefits from millions of visitors which are drawn to the surrounding tourist attractions and Potter’s Field Park as well as the premium office district of More London. Visitor figures for the area are set to rise further with the redevelopment of London Bridge Station which is expected to see passenger numbers increase from 67m to 75m by 2018.
The Coal Shed, a Brighton based steak restaurant, has chosen the site for its first venture into the capital. It has taken approx. 2,300 square feet of space overlooking the recently completed public piazza at the centre of the development.
Rosa’s Thai Cafe, which has a small collection of restaurants across London, will occupy approx. 1,250 square feet on Duchess Walk, the development’s new pedestrianised street. Both restaurants are due to open this autumn.
“We know the area well as Saiphin, our head chef and co-founder, used to cook for the offices in the area around Tooley Street when we first started Rosa’s Thai Cafe as a market stall in Brick Lane,” explains Alex Moore, Co-Founder at Rosa’s Thai Cafe.
“It’s a location we know has great lunchtime and dinner potential, but, more importantly, it completes a nice circle for Rosa’s because of Saiphin’s connection with the area. We’re very excited to be returning to the neighbourhood and opening at One Tower Bridge.”
Razak Helalat, Director of The Coal Shed, adds: “Having enjoyed wonderful and humbling success in Brighton with both The Coal Shed and The Salt Room restaurants, we are incredibly proud to bring The Coal Shed to One Tower Bridge.
“Since opening nearly six years ago, it feels like a natural progression to be opening to a new audience in London where we will remain fully committed to our love for quality ingredients, expertly cooked. It goes without saying that we are more than excited about what lays in store.”