Balls & Company, Soho’s first gourmet meatball restaurant which recently opened on Greek Street in Soho, is launching Company Below, a new 25-cover speakeasy-style cocktail bar in the restaurant’s basement, at 6pm today.
General manager and head bartender, Cyril Alcazar, has curated the new cocktail list, which includes his signature ‘Company Iced Tea’ (red wine, Earl Grey & orange-infused vodka, raspberry & strawberry purée, agave & orange brûlée) as well as the house ‘Almond Sour (amaretto, bourbon, almond butter, egg white, lemon juice & maraschino cherry) and the juicy Off Beets (gin, fresh beetroot purée, lingonberry, lemon juice & demerara sugar).
The underground bar will also offer a concise bar snack menu including Arancini balls, Polenta chips with rosemary salt and Balls & Company’s famous brownie dessert, served with Persian fairy floss and ice cream.
Design duo M&H Designs, who are also responsible for the main restaurant interior, have combined low-lighting with a dark green and gold colour scheme to create a more intimate and after-dark atmosphere in the new bar.
Opened in July by Australian-born chef Bonny Porter, Balls & Company leads London’s single-item menu trend, offering a meatball menu with a bit of class. Diners at the main restaurant can choose between five varieties of meatball, all made using the highest quality meat and ingredients, with all but one of dishes gluten-free. Balls on offer include Wagyu beef, Pork, ricotta, parmesan, pine nuts, basil & sage and a vegetarian option of Quinoa, beetroot & feta. Guests then choose a sauce tailored to their own taste, ranging from the classic tomato sauce to the more robust ‘Romesco with red pepper, almonds, hazelnuts & garlic’.
Company Below cocktail bar at Balls & Company will open from 6pm today (Friday 2 October)