Bernardi’s has launched The Dog House, a new basement bar situated underneath the highly-acclaimed Marylebone restaurant.
The cocktail bar has a playful, relaxed look and feel, decorated in a rich colour palette of dark greys and blues to contrast with the light and airy feel of the upstairs restaurant. Accessed either via the restaurant or a separate entrance on Seymour Place, the space features banquette seating around the walls, and a number of smaller, more intimate tables, as well as stools at the bar.
There is also a hidden snug, seating up to 8 people, which is perfect for a small get together, and a small outdoor courtyard, just in time for summer. The bar serves up both classic and more modern Italian cocktails, such as the ‘Lotta in Salita’, comprising The Collector vermouth, Carpano classic, Bulleit bourbon, and Evangelista Ratifia; or the ‘Amante’: Stellacello, Villa Zarri brandy, and fresh grapefruit (all priced at £10.50). There will also be a dedicated Negroni section, a wide selection of vermouths, and specialty Italian beers. A bar menu will feature Cicheti, Pizzette, and antipasti to accompany the drinks list.
Following a weekend of sunshine, guests at Bernardi’s are now able to make the most of the warmer weather and the longer, lighter evenings by enjoying their breakfast, lunch or dinner outside on the terrace. The pavement-side tables, which wrap around the corner site restaurant, are the ideal spot to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a morning coffee, a light lunch or an after-work cocktail.
Head Chef Sabrina Gidda has created a selection of seasonal dishes which can be enjoyed both on the terrace and inside, including dishes such as Roasted pepper, black olive & anchovy crostini (£4.50), Tagliolini, wild garlic, burrata & datterini (£8.50) and Cornish crab risotto, bisque butter & samphire (£10).