Upmarket caterer Searcys continues its roll-out of its Champagne Bar concept with the launch of a new site in Paddington Station, which opened yesterday.
The 40-cover bar, which Searcys says will hold the largest selection of grand marquee houses - many available by the glass - will also focus on supporting British sparkling wine producers such as Balfour Brut Rosé.
The Paddington Champagne Bar will offer prices that range from £8.50 a glass up to £320 for a bottle of Dom Perignon 1990 while those seeking extra indulgence can splash out £1,200 for a Balthazar of Laurent-Perrier Brut NV for £1,200.
The menu will comprise a selection of small tapas-style dishes that have been designed to match with Champagne.
The plan to roll out a series of Champagne bars was announced by the caterer in July following the successful management buy-out led by chairman Richard Tear and chief executive Doug Tetley after three years as part of the Alternative Hotel Group.
Tetley told Caterer at the time that the roll-out had "real legs" as an alternative strand to the Searcys business model. As well as in London, new sites are likely to open in Manchester, Birmingham and Brighton.
By Janie Stamford
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