Andy Bloomer, previously of Harrison’s Restaurant and Bar in Balham, joins The Plough as general manager and looks to make it a neighbourhood bar, open for brunch, lunch and dinner.
The 450sqft site, owned by Young’s since 1875, is located on St. John’s Hill serving 100 covers for dining and drinking with a separate bar area with a capacity for 50. It will have a Manhattan-loft style interior, made by Harrison Design, which is urban and industrial with reclaimed wood and metal finishes and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The food takes its inspiration from both sides of the pond, with a menu of small tasting plates ranging from £4.50 to £5.50 and larger plates such as 21-day rib eye steak with white truffle chips also available.
The signature dish, designed for sharing and served with two shots of Tres Agaves tequila, is ‘Parrot Wings’ – 12 pan-fried chicken wings marinated in a secret red hot sauce.
The drinks list has been created to complement the food with a selection of premium tequilas and rums, American craft beers and draught alongside a range of cocktails, floats, shakes and smoothies.
The Plough will open this Thursday and will be hosting a series of regular events for locals, from live music to special Sunday lunches.