JEFF WAYNE’S THE WAR OF THE WORLD’S: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE LAUNCHES THE SPIRIT OF MAN BAR AND RESTAURANT
JEFF WAYNE’S THE WAR OF THE WORLD’S: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE LAUNCHESTHE SPIRIT OF MAN BAR AND RESTAURANT
dotdotdot, experts in tech-enhancement and the creatives behind Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience launched a casual dining restaurant, The Spirit of Man, on Leadenhall Street.
Located alongside the immersive experience, the 200 covers, casual dining restaurant embraces the theme of H G Wells’ 1898 novel through the Victoriana décor, created by theatre designer, Tim McQuillen-Wright. On entry, be welcomed by a domineering Martian sculpture, complete with metal tentacles is suspended from the ceiling, created by Circus Kinetica. Along the walls, animated paintings use projection mapping to depict key scenes in the story, from the initial invasion to the battle that arose, and are interspersed with steam punk memorabilia to further depict the industrial era.
The striking floor to ceiling bar, created by Scene2, is representative of a Victoriana bar, complete with a plethora of spirits and mixers, topped with oak barrels. Offering a taste of the immersive theatre experience, cocktails are inspired from key scenes in the book and include The Earl with Bulleit Rye infused with Earl Grey Tea, Grand Marnier and orange bitters; Dead London Mule with Havana 7yr, Commonwealth ginger beer and fresh lime; or the inspired Flaming Ogilvy, with Monkey 47 sloe, Campari and topped with champagne. In addition, a cold coffee contraption, constructed by SteampunkCoffeeMachine, is fully operational offering everything from a cold brew to fresh Espresso Martinis, ideal for relaxed or celebratory drinks with friends.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday,small groups or large parties can enjoy sharing boards of Camembert with apricot chutney, or Baby Back Pork Ribs with tamarind sauce, fries and red cabbage slaw. Alternatively tuck into a choice of four bar snacks from the extensive menu for £25. These include crab cakes; potato & onion tortilla; prawn cocktail; buffalo chicken wings; and homemade sausage roll to name a few. Moving on to mains, guests can take their pick from a selection of pizzas, burgers and pies – or ‘pyes’ as the British favourite was known in 1898 – before moving onto some firm favourite desserts.
Andrew McGuinness, CEO of dotdotdot has said:
“The Spirit of Man offers a true representation of the story that is told within the experience, and the Victoriana era in which it’s set. Customers can savour the delicious food and drinks served, all whilst admiring and discovering the stunning visuals.”
Tues – Wed: 16:30 – 22:00
Thurs: 13:00 – 22:00