Powder Keg Diplomacy, just up St Johns hill brought to you by the owners of some of South London’s finest hangouts (Lost Society, Gaslight Grill, The Lost Angel and Citizen Smith), it looks like they’re beginning to show off with their Colonial Britain and Victorian inspired pad, and BarChick can’t get enough of it.
Best of British is the game here, so expect cravats, top hats and old school beats, everything here from the gin to the grilled gurnard fillet has been sourced solely from the land and sea of the UK.
Conversation won’t run dry with such eclectic surroundings and that wickedly weird wallpaper, so not only will you have lots to chat about with a blind date, you’ll also both look great with such sexy dim lighting. If it’s going well, you’ll want to stay for dinner, so grab a seat in the huge conservatory and enjoy some gypsy pheasant (and wonder who has the job of cleaning all those windows!)
The cocktails here are where it’s at, hot shot head bartender Matt Roberts makes his own liqueurs, cordials, bitters, and shrubs (ask him about ‘em). Everyone must have a go on his home made ginger beer, but get your own if you like a bit of spice, that stuff has quite the kick. If not then BarChick loved the Baron Collins: which is Chase Marmalade Vodka, blood orange juice, lemon juice, P.K.D saffron cordial topped with homemade lemonade!