Drones Of Pont Street
A classic multi-layered premise where there is probably no ingredient, homely or exotic, that cannot be found in the kitchen, the bar, store rooms, or in the shop – The Grocer. Grown-up food & drink is what happened to London in the nineties & we were there pushing our influence along.
Since Drones re-opened by Antony Worrall Thompson (in December 1995) there is probably no ingredient, homely or exotic, that cannot be found in the kitchen or store rooms, or in the shop – The Grocer – that is part of the many-layered premises. When it comes to composite parts of a dish, Wozza likes to pile it high and sell it not particularly cheaply. In his statement of intent for this corner of his empire, he declared that he was offering grown-up food. The implication was that
newfound maturity would bring in its wake sober culinary restraint but the results are variable. Some of the best dishes are the crustacea and charcuterie assemblies with appropriate salsas, pestos, chutneys and pickles put together for the restaurant by The Grocer. Each space within Drones had it’s own feeling - each with a menu to match. The Blues Bar upstairs was established and operated by Cenk Fikri including full operational systems & procedures, cocktail, wine &
general bar development, hiring, sourcing, management systems and more. Drones was truly a special place of it’s time and is remembered fondly by many, including us. Truly an oldie but goodie.
Services Provided: Bar Development, Research & Development, Sourcing, Operational Systems & Procedures, Cocktail & Wine Lists.
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