May 11, 2018
It’s the kind of place that might have been designed to get Vice and the Guardian hot under the collar. A bar and club devoted to the cult of the Iron Lady, a true blue bolthole in Fulham, a shrine to the excess of the 1980s, this is the kind of place where even the loos boast Union Jack toilet seats and Thatcher’s speeches play over the speakers while you make use of them. We are not making this up. Owned by the team behind Battersea’s brash Burlusconi bar Bunga Bunga and Barts, a speakeasy hidden in a Chelsea apartment block, the music is cheesy 80s power pop, the bar tenders dress like Tom Cruise in Top Gun and there’s a giant Rubik’s cube. The drinks are retro classics, sweet treats like Pina Coladas and vast sharing cocktails served out of drinking vessels shaped like the A Team van or fish bowls with Richard Pryor’s face on them. Bubbly features prominently on the drinks list and prices are aggressively high in order to give you that authentic Wall Street feel. There are even mini bottles of Babycham – of course there are – and cocktails called The Delorean, the He-Man vs Skeletor, the Pacman-tini, and the Optimus prime, this last being a sickly sounding shooter composed of Russian Standard vodka, strawberry puree, cranberry juice and coconut milk.
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