Topolski Opening



Relaxed and with a lively atmosphere, new bar and café Topolski launched on London’s Southbank on November 1st. Launched in collaboration with the Topolski family and with the support of the Southbank Centre, the new opening is a café by day and a bar by night.

An official war artist during the Second World War, Feliks Topolski was a Polish-born expressionist painter who moved to Britain in 1935 at the age of 28. The menu and ethos of Topolski will reflect the artist’s eye for eccentricities and interest in world culture.

The new bar and café will continue to exhibit Topolski’s work as part of the interior design for the space and will evoke an industrial and handmade feel, forming the backdrop to Topolski’s iconic paintings and illustrations.

The concise all-day menu takes its cue from a range of European cuisines. The menu offers  Eastern European staples such as Zurek, a sour rye and sausage broth, and Borsch, a beetroot and horseradish soup are available for lunch. There is also a selection of sharing plates such as beetroot cured salmon and with pickled red cabbage, Cracovian smoked hunter sausage with sauerkraut, blinis with mushroom and salt baked beetroot with beetroot tops and goats curd.

In the evenings, the bar will provide a new drinks destination and also offer a reduced food menu in the evening, and a carefully selected wine list, infused vodkas and array of craft European beers.

Topolski, 158 Hungerford Bridge, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Twitter: @bartopolski

Opening hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8am-12am

Saturday: 8-1am

Sunday: 8-11pm

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