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.
ROCHE COMMUNICATIONS APPOINTED TO HANDLE PR FOR TRINITY & BISTRO UNION
Roche Communications is proud to announce that we have taken on two new restaurants, Trinity and Bistro Union. Both in Clapham, the firm foodie favourites provide both excellent neighbourhood restaurants for those in the area and reasons to journey further afield for those the other side of the River.
First up, Trinity: since it opened in 2006, Adam’s fine-dining destination in Clapham Old Town has become the go-to gourmet gem of South London. Acclaimed modern European dishes include the likes of scallop ceviche, rump of lamb and roast hake, whilst five- or seven-course tasting menus offer great value for money with optional matched wines.
CRITICS EAT THEIR WORDS FOR CHARITY TOO MANY CRITICS SUNDAY
It’s time to mix things up and to challenge the natural order of things. On Sunday 9 June 2013, humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger invites you to an exclusive fundraising event that sees the UK’s top restaurant critics lay down their pens and don their aprons.
For one nighty only ‘Too Many Critics’ will see a brave band of culinary connoisseurs gather at Coq d’Argent to take up the gastronomic gauntlet; the rookie brigade of reviewer cooks will include Jay Rayner (The Observer Magazine), Tom Parker Bowles (Mail on Sunday), Tracey MacLeod (The Independent), Bill Knott (Financial Times), Charles Campion (London Evening Standard), Joe Warwick (Metro UK) and Lucas Hollweg (Sunday Times).
GET FRESH THIS SUMMER WITH A CARLUCCIO’S PICNIC
As the sun starts to shine, be Italian about it and make the most of every ray with a delicious Carluccio’s picnic hamper. With choices to suit every occasion, from a day out with friends and family to a romantic gesture for your amore, simply collect your picnic and enjoy the flavours of Italy al fresco on your favourite patch of green
Each picnic hamper is priced at £45, serves two, is generously packed full of wholesome and nourishing regional Italian dishes, freshly made on the day and presented in a smart, reusable cool-bag. There is even an option for the bambini too so you can enjoy hassle free time with the family in the great outdoors.
WHYTE & BROWN ARRIVES ON CARNABY STREET
Brand new free-range chicken and egg concept Whyte & Brown will open on 8th July in Kingly Court, off London’s Carnaby Street. Overseen by chairman Kevin Bacon (former main board director of The Restaurant Group and non-executive director of Ignite Group), and the brainchild of Creative Director Fiona Gale, Whyte & Brown celebrates the diversity of cooking with chicken and eggs.
The 3446 square foot, casual dining restaurant and bar has 132-covers split over two floors and an alfresco courtyard seating 24.
Open all day, from breakfast through to dinner, with an average spend of £20, the core offer champions best quality, British, free-range chicken. Dishes include roasted and grilled chicken and a choice of burgers, soups, pies, salads, casseroles, wings and croquettes. Signatures include the Bangkok Scotch Egg with minced thigh meat and fresh Thai herbs and a grilled chicken Caesar Burger with coarsely grated Parmesan and Worcestershire sauce.
WEST EGG IN WEST LONDON
Step back into a world of Fitzgerald, flappers and illicit affairs with Hammersmith cocktail bar Smith’s specially created ‘Beautiful Fool’ cocktail.
In true Gatsby fashion, Smith’s talented mixologists have shaken up a cocktail inspired by Daisy and her lavish lover, Jay. Fuelled with Fitzgerald’s favourite tipple, the ‘Beautiful Fool’ is a blend of Hendricks Gin, St. Germain, homemade chamomile syrup, fresh lemon and grapefruit juice, garnished with a sprig of rosemary for a sweet, fresh and fragrant potion.
DRAKE & MORGAN LAUNCH G&T HAMPER
With winter a distant memory and temperatures climbing, it’s time to dust off your picnic rug and find a spot in the sun with Drake & Morgan’s first ever Gin and Tonic Hamper, available to pre-order from 1st June at all five of the group’s bars; the refinery on Bankside, the parlour in Canary Wharf and The Anthologist, The Folly and the drift in the City.
There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a zesty G&T and this summer it’s all about taking it out of the bar and into the park. Perfect for you and three friends, the £35 Gin Hamper contains a full bottle of Peckham-produced Little Bird Gin, four bottles of Fever Tree tonic, glasses and grapefruit garnish. And the best bit? The beautifully presented hamper is yours to keep to see you through picnic season.