Bar Rosa

Fans of Italian cuisine should head to Fish Lane, where the crew behind Julius Pizzeria not only operate a hugely successful trattoria, but also aperitivo bar Bar Brutus and cosy wine bar Bar Rosa. Launching in 2023, Bar Rosa is a a 35-seat bar and nosh spot specialising in two things – vini and piatti. Occupying the space formerly home to Gauge, Bar Rosa’s Clui Design-envisioned interior boasts a simple material palette of marble, wood panelling, fluted glass and concrete that is chicly understated. Core to the Bar Rosa offering will be stuzzichini. Guests can craft a constellation of bites including pizza fritta with burrata, tuna crudo with golden cherry tomatoes and grilled calamari with rocket and lemon before moving onto something larger, if they desire. Fleshing out the menu are a couple of rotating pasta options and two mains – think veal saltimbocca with gnocchi Romana and grilled fish of the day. The wine list is similarly slim, Italian-heavy and will frequently shift – expect reds like chianti, nebbiolo, barolo and barbaresco, whites like Campanian fiano and Ligurian vermentino, and some French fizz. On the cocktail front classics like negroni and Americano are available alongside signatures such as the Torta (vodka, limoncello, hazelnut, vanilla and lemon) and the Pesca (gin, Aperol, peach, lime and yuzu).


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