Atelier Coupette, the sequel to the famed Bethnal Green bar Coupette, is launching in mid October in Soho, London.
The Atelier (which means ‘workshop') site is billed as a development hub for the bar brand, which made its name with its French accented cocktails such as the Champagne Piña Colada and Calvados-based Apples.
The new Soho outpost is themed around the weekly development sessions at the Bethnal Green bar site, where guests sampled newly-created cocktails, some of which went on to become bestsellers.
Drawing on this developmental approach, Atelier Coupette will offer smaller format drinks to encourage sampling, showcase regular test menus and will serve French Nouvelle Cuisine-inspired small plates.
The bar team will be led by group bar manager Andrei Marcu, head bartender Georgia Balson and senior bartender Klara Kopcikova.
With a nod to its workshop theme, the bar’s interiors combine “industrial aesthetics and contemporary design” with white walls and recycled materials featuring. The floor is made from recycled cork, the bar top from lava stone, and coasters from repurposed wine bottles.
Among the savoury drinks on the first menu are Smoked Artichoke Manhattan (pictured), the Summer Truffle Negroni made with pickled truffle vermouth and the Turbo Carrot Spritz, with toasted sesame, dill and a fizzy carrot wine.
Sweeter profile drinks come in the form of Koji Flan (Eminente 3YO, barley amazake custard and salted coconut dulce de leche) and Cookies Tho (Highland Park 12yrs, Belvedere, hazelnut cookie milk, vanilla and salted chocolate chip).
Atelier Coupette will offer four cocktails served on draught and a frozen option, while the French-inflected small plates include Halibut with broccoli, asparagus, caviar, white wine sauce and lobster oil; and Poussin (panko drumstick, truffle jus, courgette purée, girolles, grilled courgette).
The bar, located on 9 Moor St, London W1D 5ND, will open Mon-Thurs: 12pm-12am, Fri-Sat: 12pm-1am and Sun:12pm-10:30pm.