With the weather starting to feel ever more summery, outdoor drinking will soon be high on most Londoners’ agendas. Lucky then that Notch, a new rooftop bar above Oxford Street (replacing last year’s Roofnic), opens on Thursday 5 May.
The space has been transformed into a buzzing sky-high industrial playground where revellers can enjoy Japanese street food and pop cans of Negroni after work and brunch on the weekends. Climb up the staircase to the Williamsburg Warehouse meets Berlin Yard Sale-style venue, led by design team, DENLDN, featuring reclaimed school science tables; Edwardian floorboards; bomb proof lighting; scaffolding; and rooftop swings overlooking the street below.
Fudo Shack will provide Japanese street food all day 10 am-10 pm with a menu of small bites. Signature dish: Sashimi Pizza (made up of sliced tuna, anchovy aioli, wasabi tobiko, sesame seeds and coriander). There will also be a dedicated brunch menu served on Saturdays and Sundays as well as a great selection of sweets and desserts.
Drinks include a range of Rum, Tequila and Gin based cocktails, such as the Red Pigeon made with Espolon Tequila, Campari, lime, pink grapefruit and sugar. Schooners of craft beers, bags of wine and tuna cans filled with readymade Negroni’s, Old Fashioned’s and Adonis’ will be among sharing cocktails, as well as an Uncle Wray’s Slushie Rum Punch.
Open seven days a week, Notch accommodates up to 100 people.