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Enjoy Italian-ish dishes, an extensive list of natural wines, cocktails, river views and a buzzing atmosphere.

Lots of vegan and no-alcohol options available (if that’s your thing!)

Walk-ins always welcome, but booking strongly recommended for any pre-theatre tables.

‘Forza Wine – an instant smash hit overlooking the Thames’
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Opening times

Monday – Saturday, 12 noon – 12 midnight

Reserve a table

For bookings of nine or more and events, please email

Find us above the Lyttelton Lounge, or via the Weston Terrace.

Forza Wine at the National Theatre, Upper Ground
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The menu includes Forza staples such as cauliflower fritti, soft-serve ice cream and Custardo.

When we say the menu changes with the seasons, it really does and sometimes faster. Here’s what we’re serving now:

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Classic cocktails are available, alongside signature cocktails like cherry negroni, limonata bianca and frozen margarita.

View the Cocktail menu

Bar and dining

Our riverside terrace decorated with greenery includes seating for up to 70 guests and shelter for those rainy days, as well as views over the Thames.

Indoors, we can host up to 100 guests at a time, with an open kitchen and mix of banquette seating, high-tops and larger tables for up to eight people, perfect for groups.

The team

Forza Win is an independent south-east London restaurant brand owned by childhood friends, Bash Redford and Michael Lavery. It started as a supper club in 2012 and after five successful sold-out years, Forza Win opened as a restaurant.

Forza now has ‘Forza Wine’ Peckham, a rooftop wine, cocktail and snack bar with exceptional views of London, and Forza Win a ‘proper’ sit down 5 course Italian restaurant in Camberwell. Forza is inspired by fond memories of growing up in Manchester where Italian(ish) restaurants were central hubs of the local town.

Forza Wine is all about delicious food and drinks delivered by people who do things properly, make you feel welcome and don’t take the whole thing too seriously. If you leave full and happy (having enjoyed a few drinks) then we’re good.
Michael Lavery, Chef and Co-Owner, Forza Wine

Bash Redford and Michael Lavery, founders of Forza Wine sit at a table on the balcony, smiling at the camera.
photo by Caitlin Isola