London-based independent hospitality business Company of Cooks has launched the café at the newly re-opened Hayward Gallery at the Southbank Centre following a two-year refurbishment.
Inspired by the gallery's global influence, Company of Cooks has created a menu including Asian hot broth (made with tofu, ginger, cumin and chilli), avocado salad with a tahini dressing and butternut squash frittata served with crispy kale.
The drinks selection includes turmeric lattes, "My Cup of Tea" infusions and exceptional coffee made with Monmouth Coffee Company beans.
The new Hayward Gallery Café was designed by architecture and design Studio, Softroom. It features a mural by artist Giles Round and specially commissioned handmade wall.
Mike Lucy, founder and CEO of Company of Cooks said: "We've been working with some of the UK's top cultural enterprises for over 20 years. We're delighted to have supported the Southbank Centre with the Hayward Gallery redevelopment and have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of working together to create a food and drink offer as unique and exciting as the new gallery."
Ralph Rugoff, Hayward Gallery director aded: "It has been a great journey working with Company of Cooks to develop our new Hayward Gallery Café. The team did a wonderful job responding to the demanding brief we set, and we are absolutely thrilled with the result."
Company of Cooks was founded by Lucy in 1996. Today, the company has an annual turnover of more than £30m and employs 650 staff. Its current Partners include the Royal Opera House, the National Portrait Gallery, RHS Garden Wisley and Southbank Centre.
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