Hello Darling | Waterloo Restaurant
Last Updated: 11th April 2019
Allow us to introduce you to the new restaurant arriving in Waterloo this May.
It comes to you from the theatrical set designers Darling & Edge, whose whimsical scenery looks like something straight out of a pop up storybook – all Victorian flourishes, watercolour tones and floral embellishments. They’ve dressed the rooms for some of London’s most unusual supperclubs, from Gingerline’s Grand Expedition to the bar at Alice’s Adventures Underground and Vaults supperclub, Beauty and the Feast.
In fact, they’re collaborating with The Vaults again to create this restaurant, which will take over a grand, four-storey building next to the Old Vic on Waterloo Road. The ground floor will be home to the main event: an intimate 80-seater restaurant and cocktail bar, kitted out with ceiling frescoes, hand-painted furniture and stunning artwork. But from the designs, it looks as though there’ll also be velvet-draped boudoirs, cocktails in the bathtub, parlours with roaring fires and a pantry with an intimate chef’s table to discover. Each of these will be hireable for a private soirée, or you can take over the entire building for a house party.
Manning the pans will be Natalie Coleman, who’ll be using not only fresh, Mediterranean-leaning ingredients but also her experience as a Masterchef winner to put together a pretty mouthwatering menu of small plates. They’ll be opening with dishes like blowtorched mackerel with dill and cucumber; soft shell crab with yuzu and kohlrabi; asparagus, wild garlic and broad beans with pearl barley; and harissa quail with sumac and yoghurt. And you can follow that up with rhubarb and frangipane tart; tonka bean chocolate melting cake; and crispy nectarine parcels with lavender custard…
Sounds blooming delicious.
NOTE: Hello Darling is due to open 1st May. We’ll be back with the full scoop when they do, but in the meantime you can check out the website HERE.
Hello Darling | 131 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UR
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