Nine Lives bar to open al fresco dining space

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Nine Lives Alley bar to open London Bridge al fresco dining space post Coronavirus lockdown

Related tags: Al fresco, Bar, Mexican cuisine, Coronavirus

Neighbourhood-style bar Nine Lives in London Bridge is to launch an al fresco drinking and dining destination on Holyrood Street next month.

Spearheaded by the bar's parent company Sweet&Chill, Nine Lives Alley will follow Government guidelines for outdoor drinking and dining, with the team ensuring all necessary safety measures are met. 

The concept has been inspired by modern Mexico City, with a menu of cocktails and tacos; and a design that features 'bursts of intense colour', terracotta, agaves and desert grasses, and festoon lighting with rattan lamp shades. 

Mexican chef ‘El Tigre’, who owns a restaurant in his native Guadalajara, will oversee the taco menu, which will feature a selection of Baja-style fish tacos; grilled shrimp tacos; and octopus tostadas, all served with fresh, house-made salsas and crispy pickles.

The drinks menu, meanwhile, will feature a selection of 'seasonal and sustainable' cocktails including summer spritzes, frozen slushies and low alcohol highballs; alongside a number of local beers and ciders.

A series of safety features will be put in place to protect both staff and customers, and the space will have a limited capacity in compliance with distancing regulations

All guests will be required to sanitise their hands on arrival using the foot-operated sanitising station at the alley's entrance, and each table will be provided with a mini-sanitising station also.

Staff will be provided with gloves and face masks to wear while on duty; contactless-only payments will be taken; and customers will be able to access menus directly on their phone via QR codes.

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