The group, which is owned by Nick Fox, Mark Reynolds and Tome Peake, have thoroughly refurbished The Rosendale over a six week period since acquiring the site in May.
It now features a bar, 150-cover dining room, two 100-cover and 50-cover function rooms, plus a 350-cover garden.
Loris Dario, former head chef at Renaissance’s Kennington pub The Tommyfield, has under the direction of group executive chef Massimo Tebaldi created a British menu typical of the group, featuring dishes such as Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Pea and Shallot tortelloni and Jasmine tea smoked sea trout.
Reynolds, who funded the acquisition of the site through organic growth, told BigHospitality that Renaissance Pubs’ ethos was about simplicity.
“We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel,” he said. “It’s about doing the simple things well and giving the people what they want. It’s about looking after the customer that lives round the corner rather than the critics that might pop down once, think it’s nice and then bugger off.”
The Rosendale is currently going through a soft launch phase and will open officially in September.
Reynolds added that the group intended to expand at a rate of one venue per year through organic growth, but would not rule out the possibility of private equity if a perfect site became available.
Other pubs in the Renaissance stable include The Avalon in Balham, and The Abbeville, The Stonhouse and The Bolingbroke in Clapham.
The group also has an invested interest in a farm in Hampshire, from which it supplies its pub stable.