Darwin & Wallace’s growth rallies as it serves up new bar in Wimbledon

Darwin and Wallace

An independent neighbourhood bar group has announced it is expanding its London presence with the addition of its sixth bar in the heart of Wimbledon.

Darwin & Wallace, which launched in 2012, is expected to open the doors of its new bar within walking distance of the world-famous tennis ground in spring 2018, in time for the start of July tournament.

The site will feature an all-day casual bar dining experience, with a menu that varies from cocktails to coffee, and serve food created with locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients.

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The site, which will feature a year-round terrace, is being designed to celebrate Wimbledon’s culture and heritage.

Darwin & Wallace is two-time winner of the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards’ ‘Best Pub’ award for No 1a Duke Street, in 2016, and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, in 2017.

Mel Marriott, Darwin & Wallace managing director, commented: “After a long hunt for the perfect spot for Darwin & Wallace in Wimbledon, I am delighted to have finally found this wonderful space, centrally-located and adjacent to the station in the midst of Wimbledon’s vibrant town centre.

“The large external terrace will be an excellent all-year-round feature and we are extremely excited to bring our passion for great food and drink and unique interiors to this gorgeous leafy London village.”

The group opened its first site, No 11 Pimlico Road, in 2012, and followed with the launch of No 32 The Old Town in 2014. A year later it launched No 1a Duke Street in Richmond, followed by No 197 Chiswick Fire Station in April 2016. Earlier this year the company opened No 29 Power Station West in Battersea.

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