Credit: The Phoenix
There she rises! THE PHOENIX! Bringing on a summer of epicurean alfresco excellence and the start of the new ‘good times’, people.
Whether you’re in the mood for pizza in the sun or burger by starlight, this urban paradise will have you covered. Either way: you’re getting fed and watered. Just be sure to book ahead, ok?! A lot of people are going to want to eat, drink and be merry here.
Plus, they have a generous opening offer: £20 Bar Tab giveaway on their Instagram page: The Phoenix London
The new concept opened on the 1st of July in Westfield White City on the old Jamie’s Italian site and is the second venture from the team behind The Hawk’s Nest (up and coming street food hidden beneath a railway arch by Shepherd’s Bush Market, opened last year).
The venue has a capacity for 400 seated guests in the outdoor terrace, and another 250 indoors and is open until midnight on Monday to Saturday.
Will Fuller is co-director and Lottie Bedford is Marketing Manager so now we know who to thank.
This chic outdoor terrace is ladened with flowers and vines, bordered by fresh foliage and olive trees, and has a transparent and heated roof that shields diners from summer sun, windy clouds, rainy days or winter cold. Being amongst all the real flowers and plants makes you feel like in a real English garden.
The Phoenix is also bringing the outdoors indoors: a garden atmosphere is created inside the restaurant through draping flowers, festoon lights and indoor plants and fresh flowers, making it a fun space focused more around events.
Venture inside for an array of events and live entertainment / music on every evening of the week and relax amongst the artworks. Expect a mix of DJs sets, live music every Wednesday, comedy nights and quizzes during the week.
What’s more, go through the restaurant, past the kitchen and through the double doors onto the exclusive cookery school.
Now for the saucy part…THE FOOOOOD!!!
Sip premium Mexican-inspired cocktails while scoffing a mixture of International street food and an array of vegetarian and vegan options.
The Phoenix serves sourdough pizzas burgers, onglet steak & skinny fries with chimichurri and serious salad boxes with flatbreads.
Have a seat at their signature long dining tables, watch the bustling open kitchen and enjoy amenu packed with flavour.
Tomato & mozzarella arancini with picante sauce: Roman style rice and tomatoes croquette filled with mozzarella cheese
Halloumi fries: Fried halloumi on aubergine mayonnaise, topped with mint yogurt. fresh pomegranate, spring onion and zatar
Calamari: Fried Calamari rings with saffron aioli
Big Cheese Burger: Smashed Beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, burger sauce, white onion, pickled gherkins, sesame bun
This classic burger continues to shine: a perfectly cheesy dish with a round patty that looked delightfully like a giant bun on the outside, but was gooey and delicious on the inside.
STEAK & CHIPS
Onglet steak with skinny fries: Musciska dry rubbed onglet served medium rare, skinny fries and chimichurri
Parmesan & Truffle Fries: Skinny fries topped with grated Parmesan cheese & black Truffle
THAI BBQ CHICKEN
Thai style BBQ chicken thigh, jasmine rice, satay sauce, smacked cucumber, pickled celery and herbs salad
DESSERT: Bertotti ice cream selection
Enjoy a dangerous selection Mexican-inspired cocktails: Margaritas, mezcalitas, Martinis and Spritzes on the menu, alongside the famous frozen cocktails.
Lychee Martini: Sapling Vodka, Lychee Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice
Enjoy fresh beers from Budvar Tank Beer alongside London brewers like Camden and Jubel as well as a seasonal wine list full of crisp whites and rosés, and a selection of exciting spirits.
Be warned, though: some dishes may create addiction! Trust us, we know, we’re already hooked on them!
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