Ballroom is the new meatball speakeasy bringing New York to London via Italy in the heart of The City
It’s all about the Meatballs
And it’s all about the Meatballs. Christian spent his childhood in San Gimignano in Italy, watching his beloved grandmother in the kitchen cooking up all his favourite dishes. Ballroom has evolved these traditional recipes, developed the flavours and will now offer some of that Italian passion for food to the streets of London. Bellissimo.
Eat in or grab and go
Its world-class balls are made in house by a skilled and experienced kitchen team to either eat in or grab and go. The restaurant is mindful of food provenance using only the freshest seasonal vegetables from Covent Garden and high-quality meat from HG Walter the butcher. The menu and daily special recipes include delicious hand-rolled beef, pork, Thai chicken and Moroccan lamb balls, as well as fish and vegan balls. All are served with bases such as pasta of the day, couscous, creamy mash or wilted greens and a variety of sides including homemade slaws and salads.
It’s not just about the balls; in true Italian style, great coffee and pastries will be served daily from 7.00 am. Coffee comes from the renowned Caravan Coffee Roasters who are known for their focus on quality, provenance, sustainability, freshness and fair relationships with farmers.
Cool interior, fabulous food and great drinks
“With Ballroom it’s back to basics for me, cool interior, fabulous food
The setting in which you will sink these delicious eats is a mix of industrial chic and art deco styling. It is stripped back and casual but oozes a subtle sense of modern elegance with its contemporary neon lighting. The design comes from visionary Stuart Taylor, who is responsible for Rum Kitchen and Ceviche interiors in London. Once you’ve had your fill of food in this fantastically
It’s a throwback to the old days of The City
This is a vibey, low-lit, laidback place in which to treat yourself; a
This atmospheric and authentic new speakeasy brings an exciting new dimension to eating and drinking in The City.
Christian Arden has launched a number of successful original bars and restaurants. He set up the Michelin starred Sutherland’s in Soho in the nineties and The Argyll in Kings Road. Before establishing Po Na Na, one of the UK’s most successful and original late-night bar groups as well as London’s Hanover Grand nightclub. Recently he transformed The
Ballroom 39a Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1DT
Opens 1st May 2019