37 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3BA , United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)208 870 2537
Website: View bar's website
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Fun/atmosphere
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Owned by: The Inception Group
Images By: diffordsguide.com
No review of Wandsworth and Battersea would be complete without mention of the area's headline-grabbing tribute to former Italian prime minister and ageing lothario Silvio Berlusconi. If you thought theme bars were dead, get on your Vespa, check out the gondola-styled island bar and order a sharing cocktail served from a ceramic Colosseum.
Only don't. Order a cocktail, that is. Go for the atmosphere, marvel at the Sistine Chapel-style ceiling as you head down to the toilets, admire the stripey shirted and boater-topped staff members and chuckle at the menu priced in lire as you make your way to the karaoke rooms beyond. But drink wine or beer or stick to simple spirit and mixer serves.
None of that stops crowds of people turning up, and it's definitely a little bit fun, with your tongue firmly in your cheek.