In February 2018, London’s first bar dedicated to Prosecco will open at One Tower Bridge.
Prosecco House will stock Prosecco DOCG, the premium Prosecco from Veneto, the home of the drink, and has been created by owner Kristina Issa who wants to bring the same excellent quality of Prosecco enjoyed in Italy to London.
The bar will have over 20 different Proseccos on the menu
Kristina is working directly with family-owned vineyards in Veneto and will be exclusively stocking five vineyards that are not available anywhere else in London. The bar will have over 20 different Proseccos on the menu, hand picked by Kristina herself.
The five wineries that will be served are Marchiori, Rivalta, Cirotto, TASI Bio, and Andreola. Guests will be able to enjoy glasses of Prosecco starting at £7.50 and bottles starting from £30. Bottles will be available as standard, magnums and go up to jeroboams.
The interiors have been designed by Kristina and interior designer Justyna Czarnota and will include burnt orange velvet bar stools, hand selected marble from Italy and antique bronze tables with mirrored glass surfaces. The bar will be stunningly backlit and have a wide variety of Prosecco bottles on display.
The focal point of the room will be the large wine fridge that will span the whole side of the room chilling the Prosecco to perfection. Guests are also able to buy bottles to take home with them and the aim is to create London’s best selection of Prosecco available to enjoy at home too. The Prosecco will also be available for delivery via UberEats and Deliveroo.
A small selection of Cicchetti will be served alongside the Prosecco and will include Salami Lovison, Prosciutto, Gorgonzola and Ricotta with sundried tomatoes and Italian pickled artichoke. There will also be a small selection of Prosecco cocktails available including Aperol Spritz, Bellini and Prosecco House signature cocktails.
Prosecco House will be open from 11 am each day and will also be serving delicious Italian coffees with focaccia sandwiches throughout.
Kristina says of her new venture, “the idea came to me over drinks with friends back in January. I love Prosecco but could never find a glass of the same quality here in London compared to Italy. I wanted to create a bar that feels both luxurious but is also open to everyone and that all feel welcome.
There is a gap in the market for a high-quality bar serving the finest Prosecco that is not in a hotel or a cocktail bar. I am working closely with producers to ensure guests receive the finest Prosecco that is so readily available in Veneto.”
Prosecco House will sit within Berkeley Homes’ One Tower Bridge, a development of high-specification apartments, five-star residents’ facilities, restaurants and commercial space, including The Bridge Theatre.
Prosecco is produced exclusively in northeast Italy. Its story began in the area of Conegliano Valdobbiadene over three centuries ago, where the highest quality, Prosecco Superiore, is still produced to this day.
A level of quality that in August 2009 was awarded the DOCG (controlled and guaranteed origin denomination) appellation, rightly placing Prosecco among truly great wines of Italy.
Under the new system, the historic Prosecco Doc (Conegliano Valdobbiadene and Colli Asolani) have become DOCG, while the areas of northeast Italy that used to make Prosecco It can now make the base DOC. The result is that there are now two levels of Prosecco on the market: the DOCG, the peak of the quality pyramid, representing by the Conegliano Valdobbiadene denomination, with its 15 hill municipalities, and the DOC base, covering the provinces of Treviso, Belluno, Venice, Padua, Vincenza, Udine, Pordenone, Trieste and Gorizia, a broad denomination made up of more than 600 municipalities in Veneto and Friuli.
The DOCG zone is in the province of Treviso, stretching over the hills between the small towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, 50 km from Venice and around 100 km from the Dolomites. The hills chains stretch from east to west, from the flat plain to the foothills of the Alps.
One Tower Bridge is Berkeley Homes’ flagship riverside development, located at the foot of Tower Bridge. Designed by Squire and Partners, the development comprises 376 homes across eight buildings, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom apartments to duplex and triplex penthouses.
Address: Prosecco House, 1 Crown Square, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SE
Opening Date: Soft launch from 22 January – official opening date Friday 9 February
Opening Hours: 11 am – 11 pm from Sunday to Wednesday
11 am – 12 am from Thursday to Saturday
Social Media: @proseccohouse