IT’S A: New bar and café that pays homage to the works of Polish-born British expressionist painter Feliks Topolski
OPENED: 1st November 2013
WHO’S BEHIND IT: Company of Cooks
DID YOU KNOW: The new bar and restaurant features a self-supporting scaffolding structure within the arches to hold and display Topolski’s artwork
LOCATION: South Bank
ADDRESS: 150–152 Hungerford Bridge, Concert Hall Approach, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XU
CLOSEST TUBE: Waterloo
OPENING HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 7am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 7am-1am
PHONE NUMBER: 020 7620 0627
Housed under a railway arch behind the Southbank Centre, the former studio of Polish-born artist and illustrator Feliks Topolski has been transformed into a bar-come-restaurant-come-exhibition.
Topolski’s menu, created by Bruce Wilson and Claire Cook, takes us on a journey through Eastern Europe with dishes such as Zurek, Borsch and Cracovian sausage featuring on sharing plates.
A range of strong Polish lagers, handpicked wines and fruit-infused vodkas are on-hand to quench thirsts.
Paying homage to its namesake, Topolski features the artist’s eccentric work throughout the space (vast canvas portraits of leading 20th hang from arches) and will host a specially curated series of live music events.
The team from B3 designers have created a unique space that allows visitors to enjoy Felix Topolski’s work along with a seating and bar area , at the same time keeping Felix’s utilitarian artistic style visible throughout.
Topolski wins foodies and art-addicts hearts once they’ve experience the artist’s passion for life and culture through a very arty foodie adventure.