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What others are saying about Ballroom

 

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A Meatball Restaurant With An Underground Cocktail Bar Is Opening In The City

Ballroom is the brainchild of bar and restaurant entrepreneur Christian Arden, who spent his childhood in the Italian town of San Gimignano. He grew up watching his grandma create wonderful food, and decided to take her traditional recipes to the Ballroom kitchen.

Developing grandma’s recipes slightly, Ballroom’s menu features hand-rolled beef, pork, Thai-chicken, Moroccan lamb meatballs, and even fish and vegan balls. All the balls come served with your choice of carb; from creamy mash and couscous to pasta and wilted greens. They’re even available to takeaway, if you fancy a grab ‘n’ go lunch.

- Secret London

 
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A meatball speakeasy is coming to London – and it’s just as fun as it sounds

Grab a fork, because there’s a new speakeasy about to open in London and it’s all about balls (thankfully, it’s the edible kind). Introducing Ballroom, the new concept that merges New York vibes with delicious, mouthwatering flavours from Italy. The quirky venue was founded by Christian Arden, who spent his childhood in San Gimignano, where he watched his Italian grandmother cook up tasty dishes. Ballroom contains both a diner and a cocktail bar – and so isn’t technically just a speakeasy – but hipsters are bound to love it all the same.

- MEtro

 
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The Ballroom Basement Bar debuts in the City

Modelled on New York’s speakeasy-themed bars, London’s latest watering hole, the Ballroom Basement Bar, summons an underground vibe in its obscure signage, low-lit rough-edged interior and focus on old-fashioned cocktails.

The cocktail menu offers just three classic libations: the Negroni, the Old Fashioned and the Margarita, priced from £7.50 – a concept created by the venue’s founder Christian Arden, who trained at The Berkeley and The Savoy before establishing London’s Hanover Grand nightclub. “The cocktails will be made strictly according to traditional recipes,” he says. The wine selection comes from independent merchant Corney & Barrow (from £16.50) and drinks are served with meatballs. During lunch, chefsexpect to roll up to 1,000 beef, lamb and chicken meatballs (sourced from HG Walter butchers), alongside fish balls and a vegan option, with a side (£5.50 for a small dish and £6.90 for a large). At breakfast, Caravan coffee and home-baked pastries will also be on offer.

- ft.com

 
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BALLROOM TO OPEN IN THE CITY

Prepare to get balls deep as meatball spot Ballroom officially opens in the City this spring. Inspired by the food of Italy and the diners of New York, (we’re thinking it’s VERY inspired by Meatball Shop in Brooklyn), Ballroom serves up a menu of hand-rolled beef, pork, Thai chicken, Moroccan lamb, fish and vegan balls, which can be paired with pasta, mash, cous cous or greens and finished with a range of sides.

If you’re an early bird, you can pop into Ballroom for Caravan coffee and Italian pastries, or if you’re a night owl, you can head downstairs to the speakeasy basement bar for a classic cocktails, craft ales and tapas-style meatballs.

-London on the inside

 
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Ballroom is the new meatball speakeasy bringing New York to London

Ballroom is a brand new eating and drinking experience in London which brings a New York underground vibe to the heart of the City. This multifaceted and stylish diner and basement bar comes from seasoned bar and restaurant entrepreneur Christian Arden. It mixes up mouth-watering Italian influenced meatballs in a New York styled eatery and comes with its own speakeasy style cocktail lounge down in the Ballroom Basement Bar. Ballroom officially opens on Wednesday 1st May and has already created a buzz at its soft launch in March.

- Fab uk magazine

 
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The new meatball speakeasy has landed: BALLROOM

Ballroom is the new meatball speakeasy bringing New York to London via Italy in the heart of The City.

Ballroom is a brand new eating and drinking experience in London which brings a New York underground vibe to the heart of the City. This multifaceted and stylish diner and basement bar comes from seasoned bar and restaurant entrepreneur Christian Arden. It mixes up mouth-watering Italian influenced meatballs in a New York styled eatery and comes with its own speakeasy style cocktail lounge down in the Ballroom Basement Bar. Ballroom officially opens on Wednesday 1st May and has already created a buzz at its soft launch in March.
This atmospheric and authentic new speakeasy brings an exciting new dimension to eating and drinking in The City.

-Sonic shocks

 
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MEATBALLS IN THE CITY

Its world-class balls are made in house by a skilled and experienced kitchen team to either eat in or grab and go. The restaurant is mindful of food provenance using only the freshest seasonal vegetables from Covent Garden and high-quality meat from HG Walter the butcher. The menu and daily special recipes include delicious hand-rolled beef, pork, Thai chicken and Moroccan lamb balls, as well as fish and vegan balls. All are served with bases such as pasta of the day, couscous, creamy mash or wilted greens and a variety of sides including homemade slaws and salads.

It’s not just about the balls; in true Italian style, great coffee and pastries will be served daily from 7.00 am. Coffee comes from the renowned Caravan Coffee Roasters who are known for their focus on quality, provenance, sustainability, freshness and fair relationships with farmers.

- Broke girl in the city