Tom’s Kitchen, the group of restaurants and delis founded by chef Tom Aikens, is launching a new deli and bar at the iconic London landmark, HMS Belfast. This will be the fifth Tom’s Kitchen to open, and is in partnership with Levy Restaurants UK.

Opening late March 2016, Tom’s Kitchen at HMS Belfast will not only improve the visitor experience at one of London’s star attractions, it will also deliver a new deli destination to the bustling riverside scene.

HMS Belfast, the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship, is moored on the River Thames in the Pool of London with stunning views overlooking Tower Bridge, and the London skyline.

The new quayside venue will include a 58 cover rooftop bar – perfect for the summer season – as well as a 46 seat deli.

The design for each space will have a fresh and contemporary feel with spectacular views of the River Thames and the surrounding London landmarks, including the Tower of London and The Shard.

The deli will offer the Tom’s Kitchen signature range of sandwiches, fresh salads and platters, bakery and beverages, whilst the bar, which will open until late, will serve up wines, cocktails, craft beers and a selection of nibbles. It will be part covered and part open air, meaning Londoners and visitors alike can enjoy a new al fresco spot, just in time for spring.

Tom Aikens, founder of Tom’s Kitchen restaurants and delis, commented: “The opportunity to create a Tom’s Kitchen Deli and Bar in such an extraordinary space is a real privilege, and one that we are very excited about.”