This winter London Fields will be in a spin over the new project from East End drinks maverick, Gerry Calabrese. Opening in a former industrial laundry, Wringer & Mangle will feature an expansive all-weather terrace, an inventive drinks menu offering variations on the classic Collins cocktail and an ever-evolving series of art exhibitions. The next chapter for the charismatic founder of the award-winning Hoxton Pony and Hoxton Gin, Wringer & Mangle looks set to clean up in East London.
Located directly opposite the iconic London Fields Brewery and in the heart of East Londons most vibrant and stylish area, Wringer & Mangle will feature a 250-cover bar and restaurant. Guests will be able to enjoy the great outdoors all year round, with the attractive courtyard kept warm by a fire pit and seven foot smoker. Reclaimed wood, creeping Russian ivy plants, flickering lights and Victorian lamps will create a charming setting that guests will want to linger in day and night.
The light and spacious inside area will feature French doors opening out onto the terrace. Combining both the contemporary and the classic, the industrial cement interior will be juxtaposed with retro adverts, mismatched tables, Chesterfields and wingback chairs. The space will feature artistic attractions such as a giant light box lit with Victorian bulbs, a copper tubing sculpture and an exhibition of local photography and art from in and around Gerrys native Hackney. An indoor pergola and garden area at the rear of the building will bring a touch of nature inside the bustling restaurant & bar.
A long bar will provide a focal point to the room where visitors can choose from many interesting concoctions created by one of the bar industrys leaders. Gerry and his talented brother, Jon Calabrese, Head of Operations for the company and Gerrys partner in crime, have created an innovative menu with a unique sense of fun and attention to detail. Gerry is well known for always pushing back boundaries in the drinks world, and the gin-focused list will offer some unusual twists on classic cocktail making never seen before.
Top chef, Oisin Coyle (Terroirs, D&Ds Skylon) has created a well-balanced menu, with the perfect emphasis on both healthy and heartier plates, making Wringer & Mangle the best brunch spot in the neighbourhood. Sundays will also offer Build Your Own Roast with a range of mouthwatering roasted meats with a wide choice of sides to ensure that every appetite is satisfied.
Afternoon tea lovers will delight at the regular Wringer & Mangle Tea Parties served everyday from 2pm-4pm. Guests will no longer need to travel to Mayfair or sit in hotel lobbies to enjoy the wonderful ritual of our most British pastime. There will be a traditional afternoon tea with an array of sandwiches, pastries and cakes and hand selected teas, or gin cocktails beautifully presented in large self-cooling infusion jars and served in vintage teacups.
Gerry has been a leading light of the hospitality sector for 18 years, working across of the business, from 5 star hotels, top restaurants and award winning bars. He has won a multitude of awards, both personally and for his businesses including; Best Bar UK and Best Bar London. He has consulted for major global beverage companies in product development, as well as launching his own award-winning Hoxton Gin four years ago. He founded the acclaimed Hoxton Pony in 2008 and then moved into Mayfair with cabaret-themed bar, Baroque, in 2013. His consultancy business, Calabrese House has worked with an impressive range of internationally renowned brands, such as Mulberry, Bentley and The British Fashion Council.
Gerry says of his new project:
I am really enjoying going back to my roots and championing the East End again, theres no place in the world Id rather be. We hope Wringer & Mangle will be a celebration of everything thats great about this area, sense of community, creativity, fun, and of course fantastic food and drink. This is where my brother and I started out and now were back with another project we feel passionately about on our home turf.
Wringer & Mangle
The Laundry Building
2-18 Warburton Road,