The Ned doesn’t hold back, why have one restaurant when you can have nine? And why have sixteen bars when you can have seventeen? That’s right, today The Ned is going that bit further with the opening of the Library bar, their seventeenth bar.
Taking up residence on the ground floor by Cecconi’s, the bar will seat 18 guests in a space that emulates the 1930s with old-world club chairs, a bar clad in oxblood leather panelling and retro cocktail books.
To drink you’ll find over 30 Champagnes, a martini trolley that will be wheeled from table to table to serve up bespoke blends to order and cocktails. Cocktails are divided into vintage, inspired by drinks from the early 1800s made using rare spirits and vintage vermouths sourced from the 1950s onwards and house cocktails. These cocktails include the likes of The Royale Punch and Velvet Fizz, but I’ve got my eye on the Breakfast at Emily’s, I wonder why, made from Buttered Star of Bombay, Cointreau, Champagne, marmalade, citrus and toast.
Of course you’ll need something to pick at whilst you’re drinking and The Ned’s executive chef, Michele Nargi has created a selection of dishes including manchego and chorizo bon bons, truffle pizzetta, Wagyu beef tartare and if you want to go that bit extra, caviar.
You might think with seventeen bars, standards would be slacking, but from what it sounds like The Ned is still raising the bar.
The Library Bar at The Ned opens on the 3rd July 2018, 27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ