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Heist Bank: Pizzas in Paddington

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SEEN is ceaseless in its mission to give you the lowdown on cool places to eat and hang out in London. Paddington, the latest area to reinvent itself as a foodie destination, now boasts Heist Bank as one of its attractions. Right on the canal (one of SEEN’s favourite places in London), you can get wood-fired pizza and fabulous drinks, perfect for the approaching summer.

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Open all day, Heist Bank serves pizzas made with locally sourced cheeses and cured meats. Signature pizzas include purple sprouting broccoli, garlic yoghourt and toasted almonds; Burford brown egg, sea aster, anchovies and chilli; smoked sausage, potato, sage and chilli; and Birchden farm asparagus, fresh tomatoes and Berkswell cheese. Take-away pizza boxes have designs by young British artists.

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If pizza’s not your thing then they also have some small plates; cheese curd and olive doughnuts, or watermelon with labneh and toasted seeds. Large dishes like slow-roasted lamb, steak and trout are all cooked in the wood-burning oven. They even have (to SEEN’s delight!) a Mr Whippy ice cream machine with grown-up toppings for dessert.

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There are twelve locally brewed beers available including Magic Rock, Beavertown and Siren, which you can buy to take away. There’s also a delicious cocktail menu including The Dark and Stormy – Gosling’s rum, freshly made ginger syrup and lime soda; Scofflaw – Evan Williams Bourbon, dry vermouth, lemon and pomegranate syrup; and the Southside – fizz mint-infused gin, lemon and soda. Large parties can order them in demijohns, should they so wish.

The vibe is relaxed and spacious as Heist Bank has a 6000 square foot space. Dominated by a Pure Evil graffiti installation that covers two floors. Long bench seating, comfy sofas, an Art Deco French football table and a specially commissioned pool table custom-built by Cléon Daniel, not to say canvases everywhere by Thierry Noir. Private parties can be accommodated in the basement with karaoke, Old Nintendos and self-service beer kegs.

It sounds fabulous; the perfect place to hang out all day. A real community space that offers up something luxurious and different for a wide range of Londoners.

www.heistbank.com

Heist Bank
5 North Wharf
Paddington
London
W2 1LA

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