Cocktails, glamour and 1920s hedonism on tap. Fulham's newest bar promises an indulgent evening - with all-day dining to match.
This is the second venture by the team behind the underground Fitzrovia bar the Lucky Pig, whose name echoes the speakeasies of the prohibition age, often known as blind pigs. There's nothing shady about this drinking den though: instead Fulham is getting a relaxed restaurant by day, decadent cocktail bar by night.
Head chef Michael Mannion - with a background in some of the country's finest restaurants, including Claridge's and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons - will take charge of the food. Some of their sample dishes (from an ever-changing menu) include soused baby beetroot, endive and Norbury blue cheese, and a hearty-sounding pressed ox cheek with bone marrow. Plus they'll have their own blend coffee at breakfast and brunch.
Once the sun goes down, on comes the live music with a soundtrack of jazz, blues and even honky tonk. This is when the cocktails will start flowing - using all manner of home made syrups and infused spirits to create concoctions like Flappers Favourite - yellow Chartreuse, raspberry, honey and fizz - and Noodle Juice, which includes tea infused Tanqueray gin, white vermouth and citrus. There's also a range of craft beers if you just fancy a simpler pint - and there'll also be a private dining area if you want to host your own party.
The Lucky Pig is open now at 374 North End Road, Fulham SW6 1LY. Follow them on Twitter @LuckyPigFulham