Jason Atherton has announced the opening of Pavlova’s Bar today, within the Victoria Palace Theatre, in partnership with the theatre’s owner, Sir Cameron Mackintosh.
The 20-cover bar will be the first theatre bar by Atherton, on the opening he commented: “I’m delighted to be launching Pavlova’s in Victoria’s bustling theatre district in partnership with Sir Cameron Mackintosh. The Victoria Palace Theatre is a stunning building and we’re honoured to now be a part of its longstanding history.”
The drinks list has been curated by the group’s Bar Manager, Jay Doy, and will showcase the creative flair seen across all of Atherton’s bars.
Drinks will have a strong gin focus with a hidden gin cupboard storing over 38 varieties from around the world. The signature cocktail, ‘The Dying Swan’, has been named after Anna Pavlova’s fabled dance and features a music box that opens to reveal a rotating ballerina and the cocktail.
The bar will be open throughout the day for those looking for a light bite. In the morning, croissants and coffees will be on offer, while, a selection of snacks, speciality paninis, charcuterie and cheeses will be available for lunch and dinner.
Sir Cameron Mackintosh said of the new opening: “When I restored and extended the Victoria Palace Theatre, I planned to open part of the building as a bar available to the general public, not just theatregoers.
“I wanted to partner with one of London’s most brilliant restaurateurs – and to my mind Jason Atherton is top of the bill, so I was thrilled when Jason enthusiastically agreed to create Pavlova’s.”