Swingers — the crazy golf club which went permanent in east London last year — will open a second location as they enter the former British Homes Stores (BHS) site, just off Oxford Street, in the heart of the city centre. Three top London street food partners have been announced ahead of the venue’s opening in March next year, while the design will draw inspiration from the “English Riviera,” aka Torquay in the English south west in the 1920s.
The first is Made Of Dough Slice Bar, by the wood fired pizza purveyors that started out trailing an oven behind a Land Rover to festivals across the UK. The brand now has a pizza kiosk in Brixton, plus a bricks-and-mortar pizzeria in Peckham. The new Slice Bar concept will serve pizza in teglia, Roman style slices: “It’s crunchy on the base, light and springy on top with a proper crumb full of air.” Is this the next style of pizza to take off in town, following a fairly sustained period of Neapolitan dominance? It’s happening in the States.
Patty & Bun — the eight site mini burger chain — are the second partner, and have been a mainstay at Swingers in the City since it opened in May last year. Their ‘Ari Gold’ bacon cheeseburgers and Colin Montgomery’s (a cheddar cheeseburger, created for Swingers) will be no strangers to the ~athletes~ attending Swingers in the west end.
The third vendor number is soon to be announced, but circulating rumours suggest it could be a Japanese operator. Stay tuned. However, they did announce — fore! — that the sweet option for the new site will be an ice cream bar from east London’s Hackney Gelato: a company founded by Enrico Pavoncelli and Sam Newman, who met when they worked together at the Italian restaurant, Locanda Locatelli. The duo now supply som saa and Kitty Fisher’s. This will be Hackney Gelato’s first concession with a menu comprising, yes, gelatos, but also sundaes and alcoholic milkshakes.
Tickets can be booked here.