Following the success of his New York café, Ralph Lauren is hoping for a repeat across the pond. The brand will launch Ralph’s Coffee and Bar next to the Polo European flagship store on Regent Street in London. This will be the fourth dining venture from the brand which already has cafés in New York, Chicago and Paris.
The new space draws inspiration from both The Polo Bar and Ralph’s Coffee in Manhattan. Set to open on Thursday, it will have an equestrian theme demonstrated by saddle leather banquettes, a brass-topped bar and dark wood paneling, green billiard cloth covered walls and equestrian-themed artwork. The space will have tables for 24 guests with an additional 12 seats at the bar.
On the menu are coffee, cocktails, light meals, shared plates and snacks like fried olives and mixed nuts. Expect cocktails like the Old Fashioned and the Ridgway Margarita, and custom-roast coffee made from organically grown beans by La Colombe. Lauren called the space a “natural extension of the heritage of Polo, that will add yet another dimension to the worlds we create.”
The bar will be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily, and from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday