Prosecco House

Bars and pubs, Wine bars London Bridge

London’s first dedicated prosecco bar.

Prosecco: the fizz with more followers than Ariana Grande. Currently we Brits are consuming a third of the world’s supply. I was personally responsible for a third of that third, but we’ve all played a part. That’s because prosecco is cheaper and sweeter than champagne but still makes you feel like a baller. So here comes Prosecco House, London’s first dedicated bar with a name that chimes with the millennial drinking movement.

It’s far from whimsical, though, located in a soulless glass apartment block close to City Hall. It’s corporate-looking and weird elevator sax music wafts around like a fart. A lost-looking man showed us to our table and then a waitress stood over me while I had a coughing fit (so thirsty for prosecco), smiling and staring vacantly while I grasped around for a water bottle in my bag. Once I’d recovered, we asked for more time with the menu – meandering paragraphs explain the seven vineyards the bar has chosen to showcase – but were interrupted steadily and awkwardly by staff desperate to take an order but not offering any wine know-how.

But it’s clear from the gushing menu that the owner is truly passionate about Italian fizz. There are 26 different varieties to try by the glass, starting at £7.50 a pop (literally), served in traditional wine glassware rather than flutes, so you can catch the aromas. A house rosé was deliciously fruity, while an extra dry showed off familiar prosecco characteristics. Italian bar snacks were simple and satisfying. But as glass two arrived, we were told – again, very awkwardly – that they’d need the table back in 15 minutes.

Service issues appear to be a symptom of this new bar’s overwhelming popularity. Indeed, when I asked our waitress what her favourite prosecco was she revealed she was just relief staff. But, call a bar Prosecco House and the people will come in their droves. Even if they leave feeling a bit flat.

By: Laura Richards

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Venue name: Prosecco House
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Address: One Tower Bridge
1 Crown Square
London
SE1 2SE
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
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tastemaker

ah man. All that hype for nothing... When i first heard about this place I was certain it would become my new haunt...seeing as I have a predilection for bubbles.

Sadly its all buzz but no bite. The glasses of prosecco though enjoyable enough,were overpriced for the amount they poured into the glasses. I mean seriously i doubt there was even 50ml worth of the stuff in my glass and at £9.50? I could get a whole bottle elsewhere. Such a shame but I won't be back.

Its neither quantity nor quality here and something has to give.

tastemaker

Nothing special in my opinion. The venue is shiny and the atmosphere is certainly nice and pleasant for a date or a drink with a couple of friends. Although, the bottles of Prosecco they have are extremely expensive for what they are (in Italy you can find the same at less than half price) and these really AREN'T the best AT ALL.

Further, they have tryed to sell us a strange kind ot beef ham for salame (and believe me I can spot pretty well the difference). The other nibbles were very good, but  sadly the selection limited.

In the end it was all extremely expensive and, despite we asked before being seated if the offer at the 30% off for their soft launch was still valid, the final bill didn't take it into account!!! We had to ask again and they reissued it with no apologies.

I mean, if you have a discount for your opening (and it was advertised everywhere), you should really behave honestly and offer it to ALL your clients, NOT only to the ones who ask (TWICE!)