Initially penned to open in March, the 650-cover New York-style bar and restaurant will join Inc Group’s high-rise cocktail bar The Attic at the development.
The kitchen, overseen by the former executive chef of Aurora restaurant at the Andaz hotel in Liverpool Street, Rory Lumsden, will serve a classic American brasserie menu including dishes such as Moules Frites, Rare breed Rib Eye Steak with a Bone Marrow and Herb Crust, and Fries, Crab Cakes with Aioli, Lobster Lasagne with Sauce Americaine and Spaghetti with Scallops and Prawns.
Divided into four main areas: a bar, restaurant, lounge and mezzanine bar, Tompkins’s interior has been designed to create an ‘intimate’ homely feel, using mix and match furniture, vintage rugs and Vivienne Westwood wallpaper.
The Inc Group now owns 26 bars, pubs and restaurants in London, Leeds and Bristol, including the recently opened modern-European restaurant Battery at the former Nobu-owned restaurant Ubon at Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf 'ideal' for restaurants
In October last year, Inc Group chief executive Frank Dowling told BigHospitality the company would continue to seek additional sites in the Greenwich area for a range of venue styles.
“We don't want to get buttonholed into fine dining but open a variety of places. Greenwich is our home. There is a population of 3,000 people in the new flats so the potential for business is good,” he said.
He added that favourable rent rates and a growing population in Canary Wharf also made it the ideal place in which to expand.