London’s most toothsome tiki lounge has become a permanent fixture of the global bar scene, as well as a breeding ground for some of the world’s best bartenders. Guests are greeted at the door by Polynesian statue, Bianca, before tumbling down the stairs into a 50s-style retro basement with low slung booths and wood-panelled walls. Cocktails here may be flashy, and often on fire, but beneath the showmanship is some well-researched tiki ingredients. And for those that shy away from the Hurricane (the tiki classic cocktail), there’s plenty of rum to keep them dancing regardless.
177 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2DY