Housed in a Grade II* listed building that dates back to 1863, The Belrose—a neighbourhood pub with its own on- site microbrewery—serves up a menu of Italian-inspired dishes, signature house IPA, and boasts a sizeable, south-facing beer garden, from which to soak up the sun on a bright London day.
Located on Haverstock Hill, between Belsize Park and Chalk Farm, the colourful interiors have been inspired by both the building’s rich heritage as well as the Italian essence of its new kitchen, combining modern design and Mediterranean flair with those traditional British pub vibes. The trio behind The Belrose—Marco Mendes, Jake Kasumov and Reza Merchant of The Collective MJMK LLP (the group behind Casa do Frango and Homegrown)—enlisted the keen eye of London-based multidisciplinary practice A-nrd Studio, to deign and refurb the property, bringing new life to the former Load Of Hay Tavern.
The main horseshoe shaped bar provides views over the open kitchen counter and a space for conviviality. Upholstered high stools provide a platform for diners to watch their food being delivered from the clay oven, whilst a selection of sharing tables and banquette seating provides that more traditional ‘pub’ quintessence. Mismatched upholstery, traditional British Ercol chairs, marble tables and pin-stripe soft furnishing reminiscent of the Italian Riviera create that mix between these two colliding cultures. The outdoor beer garden is just the spot to enjoy a Romano-style pizza on a warm day.
Rustic yet modern, The Belrose fuses Mediterranean spirit and classic pub feels in another beautiful fit-out from A-nrd. Cin cin.