We’re Roche Communications. For nearly 20 years, we’ve been helping put British eating and drinking culture on the map.
As one of London’s leading specialist PR and marketing agencies working exclusively for bars, restaurants, hotels and pubs, we’ve been communicating British hospitality to the media since 1992. Back then eating and drinking out didn’t have a great reputation. Now it’s got a fantastic status, nationally and internationally. We’re proud to have played a part in that evolution.
We’re different to most PR companies. Air kissing, Alice bands, lots of lunches? Not so much.
We’re the hard-working face of PR, and we strive to ensure our clients don’t just get visibility at launch, but benefit from sustained media coverage over the long term. Click here to find out more.
BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT ONE CANADA SQUARE
How do you make a delicious brunch of perfectly cooked eggs, the smokiest bacon and tangy Bloody Marys more tempting? By making it bottomless! One Canada Square located in the lobby of the iconic landmark building on Canary Wharf is now offering bottomless beverages to accompany the set brunch menu on Saturdays.
Discerning diners can feast on beautifully made dishes inspired by Europe, the USA and Asia created by head chef Jamie Dobbin, formerly at the Ivy Club, whilst sipping on endless Raspberry Bellini’s, classic Bloody Marys, Prosecco or ETM white, red or rosé wine for only an extra £15 added to the set menu.
COMING SOON – ITALIAN SIMPLICITY IN THE CITY
The 14th July sees a little slice of Italy land on the City’s Sandy’s Row in the form of exciting new Italian restaurant La Tagliata.
Launching with an opening offer of 50% off food from 14th – 25th July*, the restaurant will specialise in the traditional Italian steak dish of its name, serving a handful of dishes based on authentic Italian recipes.
Wave arrivederci to menu minefields and hours of deciding what to eat – choose from a simple menu of pasta starter, hand made daily, with a choice of three seasonal sauces; la tagliata main course (sliced steak served on a bed of rocket with parmesan), or a vegetarian option; and Italian desserts all prepared by Head Chef Antonio Tonelli and team.
BEAT THE HEAT WITH PAUL
Forget the cooling can of soda or the zesty flavour of an iced pop; it is time for your taste buds to experience a colourful alternative that will quench your thirst and keep you from melting. Leading French artisan bakery and patisserie, PAUL UK, introduces a moment of cool in the form of a moreish Macaron Frappé.
Containing PAUL’s delicious homemade macaroons in every cup, the master baristas will carefully blend your chosen flavour; Raspberry, Madagascar Vanilla, Chocolate or Pistachio into the drink of your dreams. Adding a dash of milk, a sprinkle of vanilla and a handful of ice, this is a magical fusion you won’t find anywhere else!
SILK & GRAIN COMING SOON TO THE CITY
This July the City sees the arrival of a stunning new destination cocktail bar and restaurant. With innovation at its core, Silk & Grain is poised to set the cocktail world alight with its exciting menu of signature, aged and conditioned cocktails, accompanied by a sizzling British steak-focused restaurant menu.
Bringing flare to the City with its unique, contemporary design, head to the Monday to Friday venue to sip unique concoctions given extra complexity and depth by being conditioned in metal, glass and leather as well as the more traditional barrel ageing process. Head for the ground floor bar and indulge in a City Orchard using Silk & Grain’s barrel aged rum cocktail, Poire Williams, lime and apple juice; or a Moscow Mule using barrel aged vodka.
ALL HAIL THE ALWYNE CASTLE
Sitting on the edge of North London’s best-dressed borough, The Alwyne Castle is certainly in good company when it comes to Islington eating and drinking spots. So what makes this newly refurbed pub on St Paul’s Road ahead of the race? Try a vast revamped garden meaning you’ll never have to worry about getting a table outside again; a menu of proper pub food; a barbeque for balmy nights; a homely yet elegant interior and charming dining conservatory – and that’s just for starters.
Kicking off with The Alwyne’s gorgeous garden whilst summer lasts, the huge space offers much more than your average alfresco experience. Sun-worshippers will go wild for the raised deck complete with sun beds and brightly striped love seats, whilst shade fans will find plenty of umbrellas to keep them cool.
GOURMET GRILLS AND MOREISH MELTS
TREND-SETTING CINNAMON SOHO LAUNCHES SUMMER TOASTIE MENU
Banish burgers and move on from not-so-hotdogs, London’s latest food trend is the gourmet toastie – and Cinnamon Soho is leading the way with a whole menu of crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside toasted delights to try out!
From the people who brought you the world’s hottest curry, put your taste buds to the test with the exclusive Bombay Burner toastie (£7.75). Dubbed as the world’s hottest toastie and featuring a Scotch Bonnet level of spice this one isn’t for the faint-hearted!