Searcy’s realunches champagne bar and restaurant at One New Change
Searcy’s champagne bar and restaurant has relaunched at One New Change. Set in the heart of the City of London, it is set to become a favourite for business lunches and after-work drinks.
The new menu, based on traditional Italian recipes, features a selection of meatballs and pasta alongside Cocchi spritzes, vermouth and the signature flutes of champagne. The combination of all blends together a unique, simple and fuss-free dining concept.
The modern and relaxed interior – with hues of aqua, copper and monochrome – give Searcy’s a welcoming, yet exclusive atmosphere with high-bar stools as well as leather booths, and individual tables for dining.
Vibrant and full of colour, the menu is different from what you’d expect from a champagne bar: forget the oysters and grab a fork. The pick and mix choice of either meatballs and pasta, or meatballs and ciabatta is the essence of the format. Beef or pork meatballs are available, with sauce, pasta and topping options which include sauces (pesto, tomato, tomato and pancetta), pasta (paccheri or trofie) and toppings (Gorgonzola, artichokes and anchovies to name a few).
For those who are in just for some drinks there are also lighter bites and aperitivos on offer: meatball sliders on a brioche bun, crab and fennel salad with Sicilian orange and Castelfranco lettuce, and smoked salmon ciabatta with mozzarella and artichoke.
Additionally, the food offering will be available via a street food stall, as part of the daily market on the ground floor of the shopping arena for local shoppers and workers.
The drinks menu will be headed up by Joel Claustre, wine and champagne connoisseur who previously won the prestigious Master of Culinary Arts (MCA), and Aurelien Durand, a cocktail expert with years of running the finest bars, who are two of Searcy’s leading lights of drinks expertise.
From flutes of champagne by the best industry names, to Italian Cocchi spritz, sipping vermouth and Frizzante cocktails, the menu will offer a sparkling treat for every drinker. Such drinks combined with Italian style food makes for the perfect summer destination amid the hustle and bustle of the capital.
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Photos: Filippo L’Astorina