A vibrant bar and kitchen in Twickenham has celebrated being open for one year.

The Crane Tap, launched officially on October 8 2021, offers a unique bar and kitchen for affordable, high-quality food and drink in a casual neighbourhood setting.

The site opened on the banks of the River Crane, conveniently positioned opposite Twickenham’s train station.

Over the last year, The Crane Tap has become a friendly neighbourhood hangout and features a range of sparkling wines, spirits and local beers from Twickenham and Wimbledon breweries.

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and drinks on tap, alongside a weekend all-day brunch and Sunday roast menu, The Crane Tap offers a selection of seasonally changing dishes created using locally sourced produce.

The menu will showcase dishes by M Restaurants, a beef offering through a unique partnership with Gaucho, and burgers inspired by the successful lockdown delivery service, ‘Meat & Bun (by Gaucho)’.

Highlights from the a la carte menu include a chicken schnitzel, tomato sauce, rocket salad, parmesan and a fried egg, ginger baked cod, grilled scallions and shiitake and many more.

In addition, there are a curated selection of wines, beers and cocktails served ‘by tap’ – including the ever-popular Espresso Martini and Passionfruit Martini.

An extensive cocktail list will be complimented by a bar snack menu with tasty morsels such as Piquillo Pepper Hummus, parsley and sourdough flatbread, Popcorn Chicken, house pickles and chilli ketchup and Chicken Satay, peanut sauce, and cucumber.

The restaurant features a selection of unique, vibrant artwork and images across the walls, and colourful soft furnishings, unique trinkets, and luscious greenery throughout.

The bar area has 80 covers and is made up of low-level seating, bar stools, and a large, shared table to encapsulate a familiar sense of community.

There is a pool table, as well as hidden TVs allowing guests to watch major sporting games and matches. For those who prefer to sit alfresco, a covered terrace and seating area will be on offer for all to enjoy.