LOST BOYS PIZZA ANNOUNCES CAMDEN SITE AND ABSINTHE BAR
Famous for being the world’s only vampire themed pizzeria, Lost Boy’s Pizza is delighted this Halloween to announce a brand new site, launching in December 2018. Located on Eversholt Street in Camden, the new venue will feature Lost Boys Pizza’s signature black charcoal pizza, killer cocktails, strictly 80s soundtrack upstairs, while downstairs will be Croque Monsieur – an absinthe bar of epic proportions.
The brainchild of long term friends, collaborators and London hospitality experts, Alex Fisher and Peter Crozier-Clucas, Lost Boys Pizza is a neighbourhood pizza hangout that celebrates everything the 80s did right. With its airy Californian design, a hint of geek-chic, and a killer menu of black pizzas, the pizzeria soon became a cult favourite when it launched in Archway in June last year.
Situated at the Mornington Crescent end of Camden High Street, the new restaurant will take inspiration from the Frog Brother Comic Book Store in the Lost Boys film. Expect neon, big windows, a brass panel bar top and a wood grain table all against a rich blue palette. An enormous statement cocktail umbrella lamp will take pride of place in the window and custom iron shelving will hang behind the bar, while an open kitchen at the back of the restaurant will be a hotbed of charcoal pizza creation. Continuing to shun single-use paper, Alex and Peter have instead opted for a menu on the walls, which will be thrown up by local artist Isabella Farfan. The ceiling will be adorned with black and white comic book pages, and the walls will feature framed vintage comics from Alex and Pete’s collection.
Outside, a 45 cover garden with a retractable roof and heat lamps for winter will be the perfect spot for al fresco style pizza throughout the year. Crammed with plants and boasting a slushy margarita machine and the promise of a paddling pool for the warmer months, this will be a fun and sun-filled spot like no other in London.
With pun-laden, vampire-tastic names chalked on the walls and fresh, delicious ingredients, the pizza is all about toppings you know but not as you as expect, all served on the Lost Boys signature black charcoal dough. Blood-thirsty vegans can enjoy a range of dedicated toppings and dips while those with a sweet tooth can sink fangs into vegan and gluten free brownies or cheesecake. Examples from the pizza menu include:
Kale All Vampires 10 (Vegan) Kale, cherry tomatoes, caramelised shallots, lemon zest, oregano Fangs For the Memories 10 Chorizo, peppers, onions, chillis Frog Brothers Special 10 Apple smoked ham, artichokes, pickled mushrooms Pops Go To 10 Sausage, broccoli, parmesan
Accompanying the pizza are killer cocktails that pack a punch. From Lost Boys takes on classics to signature creations in highly visual serves, the drinks are fun, full of flavour, and all served with an extra shot of nostalgia. Examples from the cocktail menu, which are all priced between £8-11 include:
The Missing Shake – vegan hard shake with vodka, blueberry jam and interactive immortality (served with a polaroid of guest on a missing milk carton) Necroni Campari, Gin & Dead good vermouth Wild Kidz Old Fashioned Cherry Cola reduction, amaro, bitters, Four Roses Sneaky Vimto Cassis, Lemon, darjeeling gin, prosecco, nostalgia Stranger Tings gold rum, passionfruit, Jinro, orange, bitters, flaming Wray
In the basement of 245 Eversholt Street is Croque Monsieur, a brand new Absinthe bar that invites Londoners to have wild and wonderful times with absinthe. In this tiny basement bar, absinthe is taken from its dark history and catapulted into London’s present as the world of this mysterious and potent green liquid is opened up to connoisseurs and newcomers alike. As they head down the iron staircase, a stained glass window will allow guests a sneak peek into this green-tinged absinthe den before ringing the bell for entry. Featuring absinthe fountains on each table, church pews as seating and Art Deco prints on the wall, Croque Monsieur will offer an extensive range of brands, from reversed engineered liquids to more traditional names, meaning guests will be able to enjoy absinthe in its purest forms, as well as in delicious and approachable cocktails.
Examples from Croque Monsieur’s cocktail menu include:
Le Croque‘Tini Sauvelle Vodka, chocolate bitters, Oxygenee Absinthe, cheese on toast Chocolate Old Fashioned Four Roses and Combier chocolat with homemade chocolate bitters Death in the Afternoon absinthe & champagne Spiced Plum Mai Tai, almond and absinthe spiced plums, star anise, gold rum Parisienne Spritz Suze, lillet, orange oils & anise
Add to this a dressing up box with compulsory hat wearing and swapping and Croque Monsieur is set to be London’s most unique, most fun bar, ever.
With combined 40 years-experience in hospitality, Alex Fisher and Peter Crozier-Clucas met twenty years ago while working at TGI Fridays and then spent their formative years working for such brands as Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood, Wahaca, The Living Room and Giraffe before climbing the management ranks to oversee branded restaurant operations and expansions in the UK and abroad and developing a reputation in consultancy. Believing strongly in educating Britain’s young people about the benefits of a career in hospitality, Alex and Peter set up Lost Boys Pizza to combine their love of 80s nostalgia with a desire to create a fun and friendly space that’s all about great pizza and great drinks.
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