Drake & Morgan, the privately owned bar and restaurant group behind favourite watering holes such as the Refinery, the Parlour, the Anthologist and the Folly, is set to launch two new sites this year- The Happenstance and Sixty London – bringing its portfolio to seven.
The new venues will both occupy new AXA Real Estate developments in the City with The Happenstance set to open at No.1 St. Paul’s Churchyard and the second site at Sixty London, in Holborn. Both sites are being designed by Fusion Design and Architecture and they take their inspiration from bars and restaurants in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. They will be design-led, flexible spaces for both drinking and dining.
Occupying 8,000 square feet of No.1 St. Paul’s Churchyard, The Happenstance will feature floor-to-ceiling windows with great views of St Paul’s Cathedral. The 238-cover venue will incorporate an open kitchen, deli, mixology table, florist, bar and private dining room.
At Sixty London, the 487-cover venue is just over 10,000 square feet, and will include a florist, cheese and wine room, deli, kitchen and bar – all spread over three floors with a mezzanine level as well.
Says Managing Director, Jillian MacLean: “We are delighted to be opening these new sites and it’s fantastic that we can continue to provide the City with something that’s a little bit different, fresh and innovative.” Both sites are due to open in the second half of this year.