Recent restaurant launches definitely seem to be maximising their space, adding bars with a different vibe downstairs. If the new west London neighbourhood haunt Zephyr has European bistro décor upstairs, downstairs looks like it will be midcentury modern. Covent Garden’s Uncle Zorro is a compact café and hatch on the main floor, with a 70s speakeasy downstairs. And this one is a bit of a stretch as they are two different owners – but there’s an interesting restaurant / bar combo at One Hundred Shoreditch as well (bright seafood spot upstairs, Ryan Cheityawardana’s louche lounge downstairs).
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