Leanne Kelsall Tries The New Meatballs And Bubbles At The Iconic Searcys One New Change In London
Champagne and meatballs. An unusual combination. But Vermouth, our waiter at Searcys in St Paul’s explained, is the secret to tying these French and Italian flavours together. Sip it slowly to cleanse the palette before your meal.
He was right. After the ice had started to melt in our crystal tumblers, the sweet Vermouth from the new ‘Vermouteria’ bar really hit the spot. It’s the perfect summer drink, which I could have enjoyed all afternoon. But we were at Searcys to try the new meatballs and bubbles menu.
Searcys is well known for its fine fizz, which it serves in several luxurious London locations. Their newly launched meatballs menu, including lighter options too, is based on the trend of delicious, fuss-free Italian street food. As well as the new menu, Searcys One New Change now serves a bigger selection of beverages, like classic cocktails, Cocchi Spritzes and Vermouth. The One New Change branch is the first to get the meatball-based makeover, with others to follow suite soon.
The pic ‘n’ mix style menu offers diners the choice of two fresh pastas or a hearty ciabatta. The ciabatta option is also served on the restaurant’s lower level food stall – a favourite among city workers. Next comes the best bit – picking your meatballs, sauce and toppings.
We tried both the beef, and the beef and pork meatballs, topped off with crispy shallots and smoked almonds. The meatballs were rich and succulent, served with lashings of sweet tomato and pancetta sauce. A sophisticated flute of Searcys fizz was a sparkling accompaniment to the food.
With its glamorous interiors and fresh, new menu that’s full of flavour, Searcys One New Change is the perfect place for a luxurious lunch. Whether you’re shopping at St Paul’s, looking to impress a new client or heading onto some evening drinks.
Searcys One New Change – Where and How
Searcys One New Change is located at Cheapside, London, EC4M 9AF, United Kingdom. For more information or to make a booking, visit searcys.co.uk/venues/one-new-change-champagne-bar or call 020 7871 1213.