Rhubarb partners with Berry Bros. & Rudd for Royal Albert Hall bar

06 November 2012 by
Rhubarb partners with Berry Bros. & Rudd for Royal Albert Hall bar

Catering firm Rhubarb has opened a new bar at the Royal Albert Hall in partnership with Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd.

The Berry Bros. & Rudd No.3 Bar is located on the basement level of the iconic venue and will be managed by Rhubarb, which has operated at the Hall since it won the multimillion-pound contract from Compass Group two years ago.

The bar specialises in a selection of Berry Bros. & Rudd wines and spirits as well as a list of No. 3 Gin and classic cocktails, which will be available to the Hall's annual 1.5 million visitors.

Rhubarb's food menu features sharing boards of Spanish charcuterie and Hamish Johnston cheese, fresh salads, smoked salmon blinis and sandwiches.

Jasper Hope, chief operating officer at the Royal Albert Hall, said: "The Royal Albert Hall prides itself upon working with exclusive partners who complement our world class brand.

"Finding partners who share a rich history and a contemporary approach is always challenging but in Berry Bros. & Rudd we have a perfect match."

Simon Berry, chairman at Berry Bros. & Rudd, added: "We have been supplying the Hall with its wine for 18 months or so as well as a few of our spirits, including No. 3 Gin, and the King's Ginger liqueur had also been selected to go into their bars and restaurants.

"The relationship fits very well and the bar is not only a bar, but one of the iconic Arena bars. Whatever your taste in music or entertainment, I am sure that we can satisfy your taste for something to drink."

More than 314 years ago, Berry Bros. & Rudd opened its shop at 3 St James's Street, opposite St James's Palace, where it still stands today.

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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