18 Lime Office Court, Hill House, London, EC4A 3BQ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 842 0620
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-3am; Sat 9.30pm-3am
Recommended for: Fun/atmosphere
Price guide: High-end
Food: Full menu
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A City extension of Mayfair's Mahiki, though the dubious combination of Tiger Tiger owner Novus Leisure and Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding as investors in this new venture from Mahiki founder Nick House has done little to damp Kanaloa's Polynesian fire.
As you would expect, it's tiki on speed - it's not a decorative technique that's subtle, though this larger site might be said to lack some of the charm of the smaller and underground Mayfair venue.
The drinks are of course Pacific rim-oriented, but done with panache, good quality spirits and ingredients, massive ice balls and not a little tongue-in-cheek - pineapples, tiki mugs and coconut shells are standard serving vessles here, and of course the Treasure Chest apparently so beloved by Prince Harry is there too.
Be warned, this place can get rammed in the evenings, particularly as weekend approaches, and if your name's not down, well, you know the score. On the upside, go early week in the early evening and your drinks are less than half price.
Overall, fantastically fun, continuing what Mahiki does best.