Andaz Liverpool Street launches catch champagne bar & lounge

 

Andaz Liverpool Street hotel is delighted to announce the unveiling of the hotel’s brand new champagne bar, Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge, which officially opens its doors to guests today.

The latest addition to Andaz Dining, Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge offers a refreshing new place to meet, relax or party the night away in the heart of the bustling city. Styled in a seamless blend of traditional and contemporary design, Andaz Liverpool Street hotel’s intimate new lounge bar lends itself as the perfect start or finish to an evening or simply a setting to relax and unwind. Indulge in an extensive list of over 70 Champagnes and Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge’s signature Bellinis, with a diverse menu of light bites, sharing plates and signature charcuterie boards served from the centrepiece vintage Berkel slicer. A glass of champagne at Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge is available from £13.

Conviviality is alive with the lounge’s Communal Table - ‘There are no strangers, just friends we’ve not yet met’ – which also welcomes small groups of up to 12 guests. Ideal for drinks and nibbles for sharing, the sophisticated comfort food menu at Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge has been designed by Sous Chef Sam Dunleavy. Sam’s charcuterie menu at Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge includes a range of options such as: chorizos, Serrano ham, and coppa salamis; all boards are served with homemade rustic sough dough bread brushed with fresh tomatoes and garlic, olive oil, balsamic and caper berries and can be bought individually (from £6/50g) or as a board for two (£18). Perfect for sharing, cheese boards are also available and there are a variety of small plates to choose from starting at £6, with highlights including: Maldon smoked salmon with horseradish mousse and caviar, potted crab with country bread toast and Asian braised pork belly.

A vast selection of over 70 Champagnes along with red, white and rose wine is available, with beer and cider also on offer. House specials include the extensive Champagne list and the Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge specialty Bellinis, as well as the sommelier’s recommended wines. Open from 7.30am (9.00am on Sundays), light refreshments are also available for daytime meetings.

Let the night continue in the up tempo Catch Champagne Bar, a popular destination hotspot with the London city crowd. Complementing the new lounge bar the stylish Champagne Bar buzzes throughout the night, with Friday evenings welcoming a resident DJ to keep the tunes and Champagne flowing.

Award-winning London architects, Wilsdon Design Associates have designed the new Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge. Wilsdon Design Associates were largely responsible for the dramatic renovation of Andaz Liverpool Street in 2007, when the hotel was transformed from the former 19th century Great Eastern Hotel to the world’s first Andaz property. The team at Wilsdon Design Associates are well qualified to deliver another timeless classic with the launch of Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge, working in perfect harmony with the building’s wider aesthetic code.

Stuart Wilsdon, CEO of Wilsdon Design Associates says of the collaboration, “Working on the major refurbishment of what is now Andaz Liverpool Street, we already felt incredibly familiar to this hotel. We understand the building’s delicate balancing act of contemporary and tradition; by mixing contemporary crispness with antique furnishing and earthier dark warm tones, we have looked to achieve this once again with the exciting launch of the new Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge.”

Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge is as an intimate and stylish venue, offering a discreet fireplace gently lit by two large chandeliers and a Charcuterie table as a centre-piece, with a generous communal table for guests to sip, eat, relax and unwind at. Surrounded by seating space for thirty, with customised tables and bespoke furnishings selected by Stuart and his team, the look is innovative and the feel inviting.

Arnaud de Saint-Exupéry, General Manager of Andaz Liverpool Street hotel, says, “We are so delighted to announce this new exciting addition to our hotel. It fills the perfect gap between our many different outlets and acts as a sophisticated haven for people out and about in the East End and the City. Great for meetings at any time of the day, we envision Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge as the ideal place for laid-back evening drinks and nibbles - all in an elegant and beautifully designed setting.”

Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge is open 7 days a week from 7:30am – 11pm. Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge is available for private hire, starting at £2,500 per evening, subject to availability. Table reservations for Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge can be made in advance through London.restres@andaz.com or on 0207 618 7200. For further information head to www.andazdining.com

Accommodation rates at Andaz Liverpool Street hotel are available from £324 including VAT per night on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday night) and £162 including VAT per night on weekends (Friday & Saturday) in an Andaz Queen room. Room rates include complimentary Wi-Fi, non-alcoholic minibar and local landline phone calls.

For further information about Andaz Liverpool Street hotel telephone 0207 961 1234 or visit www.london.liverpoolstreet.andaz.com

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