Inspired by New York and Chicago’s all-day brunch spots, Carmine, a new restaurant, bar and workspace, opens on Streatham’s High Parade this October. Here’s your chance to try the joint out at a hefty discount…
Named after the infamous Soprano’s mafia boss Carmine Lupertazzi and founded by Christoper Howe and Jamie Cottam-Allan (the team behind Brixton’s newly relaunched Elm Park Tavern), Carmine opens its doors on Thursday, October 7 and is set to become a bit of a neighbourhood hub.
Open seven days a week, it offers a workspace membership during the week with high speed internet and an all-day brunch/lunch menu served Monday through Sunday.
Come evenings, Carmine switches to a lively brasserie-style restaurant and wine bar open for dinner, after-work drinks and catch ups with friends. There are plans to open a bottle shop ahead of Christmas as well.
Ozzy Marin Peer (ex-Peckham Cellars, The Ivy West Street) helms the kitchen which plates up all-day brunch options, sharing plates, bar snacks and mains.
This includes smoked trout with poached duck egg and avocado on rye; burrata, pickled pineapple, anchovy and fresh rocket, and skate wing, black olive and artichoke with green beans.
Mindful of sustainability, the drinks list includes natural and low-intervention wines and local craft beer on tap, from the likes of Brixton Brewery, Inkspot, Point Cocktails and Borough Wines.
The venue takes design inspiration from the New York style all-day eateries that are inviting and colourful by day, yet can transition into an intimate, atmospheric venue in the evening.
The interiors feature art-deco style seating and light fixtures, as well as industrial textures, rustic ceramics, greenery, ochre leather banquettes, mahogany stained wood and brass light fittings.
There’s also artwork by local artists and bespoke light features throughout to create that essential mood lighting.
To announce its arrival, Carmine is offering 50 per cent off food bills from Thursday, October 7 to Wednesday, October 13. Bookings essential.
The High Parade, 20 Streatham High Road, Streatham, SW16 1EX; carminesw16.com