dotdotdot, experts in tech-enhancement and the creatives behind Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience, has launched new casual dining restaurant, The Spirit of Man, on Leadenhall Street, London, EC3.
Located alongside the immersive experience, the casual dining restaurant embraces the theme of H G Wells’ 1898 novel through the Victoriana.
On entry, be welcomed by the domineering Martian sculpture, complete with metal tentacles suspended from the ceiling. Along the walls, animated paintings use projection mapping to depict key scenes in the story, from the initial invasion to the battle that arose, interspersed with steampunk memorabilia to further depict the industrial era and time period in which the story is set.
Once in, head to the striking floor to ceiling 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, including 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 complete with a flaming raspberry.
In addition, a cold coffee contraption 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 diners can 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.
For the experience, tickets start from £49.50 and are available to book now atwww.dotdot.london/#tickets. It lasts 110 minutes including a 20-minute intermission in the immersive Red Weed Bar.