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Words by Simon Difford on 29-Sep-2016
343 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9RA, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7739 8362
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Daily 5pm-midnight
Door: Open door
Style: Neighborhood bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Value
Food: Plates & dishes
A former jerk chicken restaurant has been reborn a 50-cover cocktail den with a mix of eccentric taxidermy, candle-lit seating and grungy east end watering hole. The walls are a homage to elegant vintage drink advertisements whilst the back bar plays host to a range of whiskies, from peated Scotch to bourbon and some interesting London-local gins. There's also plenty of esoteric drinking paraphernalia.
A daily updated menu sees a change to three or four of the drinks, depending on the bartenders - who are named-checked on the menu - and of course stock. It's mostly dominated by classics, plenty of short, sharp hits as well as impeccably balanced longer drinks.
There's also a good food offering with snacks and sharing plates including quesadillas and Scotch eggs.