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.
Some highlights have included the usa sweep of the men’s slopestyle skiing and the usa win over Russia in the preliminary hockey round. During the opening ceremony, one of the mechanical stars did not open fully into a ring, hence the background in the image below. We really enjoyed the Paralympic TV coverage and especially watching USA Sled hockey win GOLD! It was our friend Taylor’s third Paralympics, and he won another gold!