House of St Barnabas is an organisation focused on breaking the cycle of homelessness. It co-creates and delivers employment programmes with and for people with lived experiences of homelessness and acts as a driving voice to make good work a reality for all. Funded through its unique social enterprise members club, it brings together a diverse community of people committed to working towards social justice for all. It has been operating since 1862.

Thomas Franks are proud to be joining the legacy of House of St. Barnabas and are looking forward to delivering great food to all those who do so much to help their communities.

With improvements planned to both the indoor and outdoor dining areas, the House will create a great atmosphere in which to enjoy the food on offer, whilst making sure that every visit is covid-secure. An app-based ordering system is in the works which will allow clients to order off the menu from their phone for meeting rooms and conferences. 

Sustainability is at the fore-front of Thomas Franks, a commitment shared by House of St. Barnabas. Together, we will continue to reduce the amount of plastic packaging being used, offer sustainable alternatives and use local suppliers and seasonal produce to cut back on food miles. 

House of St Barnabas offers the chance for London’s creative communities to come together, have fun and help break the cycle of homelessness. To increase membership of the club and to attract more diverse members, as well as younger clientele, we will build an engaging modern menu which has a story to tell; one in which the ingredients are centre stage.

One of our bakery suppliers, Dusty Knuckle, who provide disadvantaged local young people with training and employment to encourage a life away from crime. This solo menu can be used as a social unifier: whether dining in the restaurant, bar or separate rooms and facilitate all day dining. It will also reflect both the creativity of our chefs and inclusivity for all the members. Sustainability and ethical food production are important to House of St Barnabas members, who are concerned about climate change and food waste, as are Thomas Franks.

The menus will feature popular flexitarian and vegan dishes and will highlight British products and local suppliers. The menus will be complemented by a contemporary drinks and cocktail selection including fortified and organic drinks as well as a big alcohol-free offer. To encourage repeat custom and to encourage new membership, the menus will be changed regularly to bring fun, interesting and creative dishes from across the world.