Food and drink venues with the footy fever

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 21st May 2014
Whether you’re fussed about football or not, there’s no avoiding World Cup fever this summer. Here is a list of bars and restaurants in London that are well and truly into the spirit of things. From on-the-ball burgers to a Clerkenwell cabana, here’s the World Cup round-up. Grand Union Grand Union Unites Football Fans With a line-up that includes limited-edition national burgers and cocktails, indoor and outdoor screens, fantastic private hire options and special promotions, Grand Union provides the ultimate World Cup viewing experience. Kicking things off is Grand Union’s all-star team of World Cup Burgers (£9), specially crafted with different toppings to represent eleven of the participating countries and international cocktails from £5. For those wishing to enjoy the game with a little more privacy, step away from the crowds and into Grand Union’s Thai beach huts, found at Brixton, Camden and Wandsworth. Decked out with screens, the huts are available for groups to pre-book for each match, and fans can also take advantage of a range of all-inclusive food and drink packages. The Well     The Well Latin American spirit comes to the City when The Well on St John Street opens its own Clerkenwell Cabana! From 29th May, the popular gastropub’s subterranean cocktail lounge will be transformed into an exotic cabana sponsored by Havana Club Rum. Bar snacks will receive a Brazilian kick with street food-inspired chicken coxinha and traditional pork and bean stew washed down with a menu of zingy, zesty cocktails including an authentic Havana Club Mojito or special Tropical Cabana Club Daiquiri blended with fresh pineapple.       Benito’s HatBenito’s Hat Introducing the tastiest way to support your team: the Roy Hodgson inspired bur-ROY-to! The limited-edition burrito is filled with succulent roast pork with crunchy crackling and zingy apple sauce salsa – guaranteed to get patriotic punters and burrito-lovers dribbling! Available in London stores now, Benito’s Hat will keep the bur-ROY-to in play as long as England are. As if that wasn’t enough, hungry supporters who buy two burritos during the football festivities will score their third completely free. Make sure you grab an exclusive Benito’s Hat-Trick loyalty card from your nearest restaurant to ensure you don’t miss out on all the burrito banter   The Refinery   The Refinery This Bankside venue is celebrating with the Great British Summer -a homegrown holiday hotspot bedecked with striped deck chairs, white picket fencing & screens on which to watch movies & the grand football finale! There'll be pop-up bars to keep you in the manner to which you've become accustomed, plus a VIP area for private bookings -the perfect place to linger until the final whistle. Make sure you try a taste of Rio with the World Class Beach-Bum World Cup Cocktail (£6.95), a beautiful South American concoction made from Abelha Cachaça, lime juice, agave, red chilli, mint leaves, splash of soda and an ice-cube boulder available at The Refinery and Drake & Morgan's seven sister restaurants across the city.   Paramount Paramount   Don't get stuck in a crowded sports bar for the big game – elevate your viewing experience at Paramount, 32 floors up atop Centre Point. With flat screens showing all the games, grab yourself a space at the Tom Dixon-designed bar and take in a cocktail while you enjoy the action. And if you're feeling peckish, no need to resign yourself to crisps and pork scratchings; Paramount's menu of bar snacks include satay lamb skewers and BBQ pork ribs. For those looking for an even more exclusive experience, a range of hire packages are also available in the Red Room, Paramount’s chic private dining space with views out towards the London skyline.     Anise   Anise Located in Devonshire Square, just a stone's throw from Liverpool Street, Anise will be offering a range of food and drink packages including the ‘Game of Two Halves’, featuring the Pulled Kentish Lamb Naanza. Open until 1:30am Monday to Saturday, Anise even has the late matches managed! For select games, including England matches, book the Chef's Table at Cinnamon Kitchen and enjoy a feast of modern Indian dishes from the comfort of the private dining room and with views into the kitchen.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 21st May 2014

Food and drink venues with the footy fever