Artisans of drink, food and design, the collection of independent bars by Darwin & Wallace will open an eighth site and its first in the east, in London’s major lifestyle destination, the bustling Canary Wharf. Continuing the tradition of creating a home from home, the new bar will offer a soothing sanctuary from the fast pace of Canary Wharf.
Set on the side of the dock by Mackenzie Walk, the site will feature a generous bar, dining spaces, lounge seating and a south-facing terrace to seat 170 people. A beautiful aspirational space using raw, natural materials in soft, natural tones with a modern sharp edge befitting of the city.
The Darwin & Wallace collection of bars includes: No 11 Pimlico Road (Chelsea); No 32 The Old Town (Clapham); No 1a Duke Street (Richmond); No 197 Chiswick Fire Station (Chiswick); No 29 Power Station West (Battersea); 601 Queen’s Rd (Wimbledon); and No 17 Dickens Yard (Ealing). Collectively recognised for impressive sustainability efforts, Darwin & Wallace has been a proud member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association since inception and independently awarded for its intrinsic design, as a three-time winner of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. For more information on Darwin & Wallace, visit darwinandwallace.co.uk
Since opening No 11 Pimlico Road in 2013, Darwin & Wallace has opened a further six bars in the heart of quintessential London villages across south and west London. All intricately designed, unique to their locations to reflect the surrounding cityscape, and hosting an impressive drink and food offering with the customer and environment fully in mind.
Offering a home from home, with a stand-out feature bar, a soft-furnished lounge perfect for relaxed drinking, elegant private dining spaces and a south-facing waterside terrace with seating for up to 170 guests. The new Darwin & Wallace bar will act as a calming retreat in the city’s bustling Canary Wharf district, an area which accommodates over 120,000 London professionals.
A bar first and foremost, Darwin & Wallace’ new site will serve over 40 hand-picked wines, along with a selection of craft, draught and bottled beers, refreshing house-made soft drinks and a collection of seasonal long and short serve cocktails, to suit every time from morning coffee to evening nightcap. The bar will also feature a scratch cooked, locally sourced and sustainably minded all-day food menu, curated by Executive Chef Simon Duff with thoughtful and well-utilised mise-en-place, mindful selection of produce and plating and portion control all being used to minimise wastage.
MEL MARRIOTT, DARWIN & WALLACE MANAGING DIRECTOR SAID:
"Our eighth site in a tremendous waterside location in the heart of Canary Wharf marks another exciting chapter for us as we move east continuing our aspiration to create uniquely designed bars with a home from home aesthetic that forms the perfect backdrop for socialising from morning coffee to nightcap and everything in between. We are proud to have been invited to become part of Canary Wharf life and look forward to opening in the autumn."
Darwin & Wallace’ interior design - along with a passion for hand-made and hand-picked furniture - has seen it win numerous design awards with long-time collaborators Box 9 Design. This passion for bespoke design has allowed the group to carve out unique, stylish spaces that are both of the area and globally inspired, and the new Canary Wharf site will be no exception; featuring contemporary artwork, hand-crafted tiles and carefully curated pieces of handmade furniture. This, along with the soft, warm colour palette, will give the site the feel of a classic townhouse: timeless and elegant, with a raw, natural beauty.
Darwin & Wallace is a collection of local addresses, neighbourhood bars in quintessential London villages: No 11 Pimlico Road, No 32 The Old Town, No 1a Duke Street, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, No 29 Power Station West, 601 Queen's Rd and No 17 Dickens Yard. Heavily commended for its attention to detail and conscious mindset across all locations, the group was recognised as the ‘Best Sustainable Pub Company’ at the highly regarded Publican Awards 2019, following on from No 29 Power Station West’s double win at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2018.
Darwin & Wallace prides itself on its partners, working since inception with artisan creators and makers, including PRESS, Caravan Coffee Roasters, The French House, Box 9, Bert & May, The Hang Up Gallery, Jan Hendzel Studio and many more.
Darwin and Wallace were assisted in the acquisition by Nick Garston of Bruce Gillingham Pollard.
For more information on Darwin & Wallace, visit darwinandwallace.co.uk