London-South West London
May 11, 2018
Is there an 80s revival in the offing? In some parts of London this seems to be so. Bunga Bunga is a self-styled ‘Englishman’s Italian bar, pizzeria and karaoke’ joint from the team behind Maggie’s nightclub in Chelsea. The venue is named in a nod to the notorious parties thrown by Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi and the décor is predictably kitsch, though not excessively so: there are Vespa helmets and the bar is shaped as a gondola. The music veers from Italian opera through to serious Euro-cheese. Though based in Battersea this clearly has been designed with the Sloane-set in mind and while it has its tongue in its cheek, there’s also something a little more unabashedly celebratory going on.