Independent pub group behind the Lighterman to open a contemporary four-storey concept on 14 October 2021.
Set in a striking glass and steel-fronted building with multiple terraces, The Broadcaster will be the next venue for Open House London. It will build on an ambition to celebrate the British pub through great food and drink, contemporary design and a warm welcome, which can also be found at their hugely successful King’s Cross pub, The Lighterman.
Created to be a new local for residents, a destination for weekend visitors and a go-to spot for surrounding offices as they return to work, The Broadcaster will open on 14 October 2021.
Contemporary design, welcoming bar
Situated at the entrance to Television Centre, the building’s exterior is anything but a traditional pub. The Broadcaster uses this to its advantage through enormous windows which offer a portal into the building from the outside and allow the inside to be flooded with natural light.
In contrast to the exterior, stepping into the ground floor 70-seat bar and dining area, guests will be met by soft timber arches and a large pewter bar with green raven tiles, designed to evoke the feeling of a welcoming traditional pub, while maintaining Open House’s contemporary style.
The 60-seat first-floor dining room will continue the themes of green and pewter, to create a relaxed yet elevated atmosphere in which to dine and socialise, and an intimate private dining room will accommodate up to 20 for private events. A second floor and expansive rooftop terrace complete with retractable awnings and a garden oasis will open in early 2022.
Championing seasonality in every dish, only the very best British ingredients from quality suppliers will be used. With an expert culinary team, led by Chef Luke Rayment-Blakey, traditional cooking methods will be combined with modern techniques to deliver dishes which aim to impress.
The food will range from elevated riffs on British pub classics through to dynamic plant-based creations. Launch dishes will include Roasted wild stone bass served with herbed mash; Dry-aged rare-breed sirloin served with turnip and horseradish terrine; and a Wild mushroom and vegan feta pie served with swede and green sauce.
Small plates and bar snacks will include Home-made pork pies, Salt-baked celeriac and Cured Scottish salmon tartare.
The main menu will be further supplemented by a pizza kitchen in the ground floor bar that will offer the perfect snack for peckish drinkers, made with the same quality British ingredients.
Independent brewers, crafted cocktails
Seasonality will extend into the bar’s cocktail offerings which harness the mixology techniques developed across Open House and its cousin Pantechnicon, London’s Nordic and Japanese village in Belgravia.
For a taste of autumn, guests will sip on the ‘Pumpkin Fashioned’ made with Buffalo Trace bourbon, spiced pumpkin and orange, or the ‘Autumn Cup’ of Sipsmith London Cup gin with blackberry, cucumber, plum, mint and lemonade.
The bar will also feature classic lagers and stouts as well as craft beers from independent brewers, a rotating lineup of gin and tonic mixers and an extensive wine list from organic and biodynamic British and European winemakers.
Following a difficult period for the hospitality industry, all of this will combine to offer a welcoming, positive space which hopes to bring a renewed buzz and excitement to White City.
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