Now There’s A Meatball Speakeasy

By Lottie Hulme |
15th April 2019

Meatballs. They’re the deliciously moreish balls of meat that are so simple yet so desired; perhaps aided by their famous appearance in that adorable Lady and the Tramp scene. Now, because why not, there’s a meatball speakeasy opening up in London which isn’t all that secret because we’re raving about it on The Handbook!

Named Ballroom, the venue will inject a whole lotta Italy in our capital in the form of meatballs, meatballs and yep, you guessed it, more meatballs. The vibe is New York, the destination is underground and the opening date isn’t all that far away! Yes, May is set to get off to a whopping start with the intro of the meatball speakeasy on the 1st of May.

So what can you expect? Well owner Christian has gone all nostalgic and incorporated his grandmother’s kitchen cooking into the bursting menu. Sounds like meatballs were the order of the day every day in the Arden household! Christian himself spent his childhood in Italy and is a huge fan, like most of us, of the Bellissimo Italian cuisine.

Veg is from Covent Garden and meat is from HG Walter the butcher; you can expect hand-rolled beef, pork, Thai chicken and Moroccan lamb balls as well as fish and vegan balls, served up with pasta of the day, couscous, creamy mash or wilted greens and a variety of sides including homemade slaws and salads.

Alongside the meaty menu you can indulge in a selection of drinks at the Ballroom basement bar – so don’t balls it up and go in just for the meat treats themselves. The venue boasts all things speakeasy; low-lit, laidback vibes and, of course, it’s in a basement. Plus, if time isn’t on your side you can grab them to go and be the envy of all your pals.

Ballroom can be found at 39a Eastcheap, EC3M 1DT,

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