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Churchills Bar


HL spoke to Sergio Zurini, owner of the new Churchills Bar in Melrose Arch to find out what's hot on the menu at this British-inspired gastro bar and lounge. What is the inspiration behind Churchills' decor? When I was offered the site in Melrose Arch, I came up with a concept that would best suit the location. I love the British theme and the Union Jack, so that's where my idea started. Who was the interior designer/decorator? I did the initial layout myself and the decor and design was a collaboration between myself and Soda Creations. What is the vibe at Churchills? There's a very warm and cosy atmosphere. The decor features solid wood floors throughout, as well as solid wood cladding on the walls. There are rich Chesterfield leather couches to lounge in, an intimate smoking area and a bar stocked with all the single malts and premium whiskeys you can imagine. What are your speciality drinks and snacks? The menu is centered around casual eating. Burgers and cheese croquettes are signature dishes. We stock one of the largest portfolios of champagne and whiskey in the area. Try our Grey Goose Caramel Popcorn Martini for something deliciously different. What makes Churchills different to other establishments? We are a bar that caters for sophisticated adults. We attract customers ranging from 25 and up, people that don’t want to go to clubs anymore but still want to be in a classy environment where they can mingle, have fun and meet new people. For more information about Churchills Bar or to browse their menu visit churchillsbar.co.za. To make a booking, call 011-684-1040. Churchills is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 2:30pm until 2am. They are opening new venues in September. Currently, you'll find them at Shop 52, Upper Level, Galleria Piazza, Melrose Arch. Interviewed by Michaela Stehr