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Forza Wine to open at the National Theatre


A table at Forza Wine with a selection of dishes and drinks from the Menu.

Forza Wine, the South London rooftop venue known for simple, fun seasonal drinks, snacks and views is set to open a second site, bringing its inimitable energy to our South Bank home.

The 160-cover indoor and outdoor space is set to open on 7th September and inhabit the north-west terrace of our famous Brutalist London landmark.

Forza Wine will open year-round for guests to enjoy an accessible natural wine list and regularly changing seasonal house cocktail list. Their ‘sort of Italian’ inspired snack menu will offer a selection of dishes, perfect for a quick bite or long meal with the ‘whole menu’ option serving four people generously.

Dishes on the opening menu include firm favourite Cauliflower fritti with aioli, alongside mozzarella with figs & hazelnuts, pancetta potato cakes & pickled cabbage, and of course, their signature Soft serve. Cocktails will include classics, alongside a menu including serves such as a Cherry negroni, Limonata Bianca and a Frozen peach margarita.

A plate of braised butter beans with Salsa Verde, with a Cherry Negroni cocktail.
Braised butter beans with salsa verde, and a cherry Negroni. photo by Caitlin Isola.
Cauliflower fritti with aioli, with a glass of natural wine.
Try the cauliflower fritti paired with an accessible selection of natural wines. photo by Caitlin Isola.

The space is accessible year round with the outdoor terrace covered when necessary. The interior features a split of banquette seating and high-top tables making it perfect for a quick lunch, pre-theatre dinner, post-theatre drinks, or a gathering with friends. A private dining terrace is tucked away on the balcony surrounded by greenery for more intimate occasions, serviced by one long table seating up to 24.

Co-Owners Michael Lavery and Bash Redford said,

“This is our biggest move yet, and we’re really excited to bring the success of our Peckham and Camberwell sites to the South Bank, opening up what we offer to a wider audience.This opportunity was a bit of ‘pinch me’ moment – it’s THE National Theatre, not only a world-leading theatre and one of Europe’s most famous Brutalist buildings, but also one of the best terraces in London, which works perfectly with the ‘Views’ element of our offering.’’

With two existing spaces in Peckham and Camberwell, the latest addition to the Forza portfolio will be the largest project to date.

Open from midday to midnight daily, Forza Wine at The National Theatre will overlook the South Bank and River Thames in all its glory for guests to enjoy.

Forza Wine at the National Theatre will open from 7 September 2023.

Online reservations are open now