Newly opened Italian restaurant Bella Cosa is bringing the Italian tradition of serious beer drinking to London.

The restaurant has a dedicated Artisan Beer Corner, providing a convivial area for guests to enjoy a wide selection of Italian craft beers. Beer is served with all the attention and care usually reserved for fine wines. Kept in wine-size bottles, the drinks are brought in an ice bucket to guest’s tables. Guests are also advised on beer and food pairings by specially trained beer sommeliers.

The beer menu features unusual types such as’Scura 42′, which is made from Italian lentils and is described as:’Very dark and intense amber colour with a creamy and compact foam. At the nose there is an explosion of scents ranging from dried to toasted fruits, coffee and candy. The taste is dry, powerful, almost dense, with hints of dark chocolate for a persistent and elegant finish.’ Another beer collection on the menu,’Birrificio Val D’arno Superiore’, is the first of its kind to be available in the UK.

Bella Cosa is a glass-fronted restaurant and boasts spectacular cityscape views of Canary Wharf from across the water.

Executive Chef Kentaro Torii, known by food critics in the US and Italy for his Japanese approach to Italian cuisine, is serving his signature contemporary Italian food with Japanese flair and presentation for the first time in the UK. 

Bella Cosa, South Quay, Drewry House, Marsh Wall, London E14 9FJ

Tel: 020 7132 1212