09 Mar 2017
Hawkers Bar & Brasserie, Kingston-Upon-Thames’ stylish neighbourhood arrival has landed. With a nod towards Art deco inspiration, the chic bar and restaurant is shaking up the Kingston dining scene with delicious, locally sourced all-day British comfort food with European influences at an attractive price.
Paying homage to local hero Harry Hawker, whose 1920s aviation company designed the famous Hawker Hurricane, Hawkers Bar & Brasserie makes a stylish addition to the diverse fabric of Kingston. Pop-in for a working lunch, post-shopping cocktails, afternoon tea or a relaxing dinner.
Throughout the room, a colour palette of copper, teal and soft grey create an air of modern opulence while repeated geometric designs and statement vintage lighting reflect the 1920s theme. Begin at the grand, 10 metre copper bar or sink into plush patterned chairs set around low coffee tables and take in the surrounding aviation artworks. Move through to the restaurant to find teal leather banquettes and curved single seats – perfect for relaxed dining. Get closer to the action at The Chef’s Table – set just opposite the open pass.
Open seven days a week, the brasserie’s menu, designed by head chef Darren Edwards with high quality, value dishes, features nibbles and bar bites as well as starters of scallops with air-dried Spanish chorizo and pea purée; whitebait with homemade tartare sauce; and wild chanterelle, enoki and oyster mushrooms on toasted brioche with tarragon hollandaise.
Signature mains include a Hawkers puff pie made with 18-hour slow-roasted lamb shoulder, smoked bacon and cabbage; a sustainably-sourced blackened sea bass with smoked fennel, mussels, kale and Noilly Pratt sauce; slow-cooked rib of beef with smoked garlic mash, pak choi and Tempranillo red wine sauce; and tempura of halloumi with a courgette, carrot and potato cake and a roasted red pepper sauce. Steak aficionados can choose from rump, sirloin, rib-eye and fillet cuts all served with hand cut triple-cooked chips, Portobello mushroom and a sherry vinegar-infused tomato.
Classic desserts have been given the Hawkers’ twist – highlights include coffee crème brûlée with handcrafted Baileys ice cream; red wine and vanilla poached plums; and rhubarb and Champagne trifle with white chocolate sauce, amongst other sweet treats.
The menu is complemented by a 35-strong wine list, impeccably curated by General Manager, Merlin Ramos – with a Michelin starred background – so you’re sure to find the perfect bottle.
Weekends are taken seriously at Hawkers. Gather the gang on Saturday for a Bottomless Brunch featuring endless glasses of Prosecco whilst on Sundays it’s all about family roasts served with all the trimmings.
A quintessentially British afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and pastries are also served throughout the week.
Unwind after a long day at work or celebrate a great day by the river at Hawkers’ glamorous bar. A dedicated gin menu puts the spotlight on Kingston’s own Beckett’s gin, best enjoyed with classic Fevertree tonic or muddled into experimental cocktail The Aviator with fresh lemon, Crème de Violette and Maraschino liqueur. Stepping away from gin, the signature aperitif is the Smoking Goldfish with smoked Islay whisky, Applewood liqueur and homemade ginger jam. Or enjoy a Moscow Mule, with Russian Standard vodka, lime and a dash of bitters topped with a homemade ginger beer. Supporting local friends and neighbours by sourcing locally wherever possible, beers include Spanker’s IPA and Gallow’s Gold, both from nearby Park Brewery.
Make a flying visit to Kingston – Hawkers has landed.
Hawkers Bar & Brasserie
1 Skerne Road
020 3146 4144
For more information, please contact Amy Sherman or Harriet Richards at Roche Communications on 020 7436 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org