It’s everyone’s dream, isn’t it? Give up your desk job and open a bar. But when you’re Madeleine Lim, the food and drink editor of the Independent magazine, perhaps it’s not so naive. In 2013, recognising Tooting as ‘on the up’, Lim bought a rundown site with business partner Martin Pannett (who sadly passed away in April 2015) and proceeded to ‘do a Shoreditch’ to it: stripping back its walls to plaster and brick, installing a zinc bar and French warehouse lights, scuffing up those dark floors. It’s a great little – and it is little – spot, especially when you consider the surroundings: on a busy drag, across from the local Iceland. There are cold Spanish nibbles (cheese, olives), international (and a few local) bottled beers, and a compact but classy cocktail list (negronis, old-fashioneds). Ms Lim – you go, girl.
|Venue name:||Little Bar||Contact:|
145 Mitcham Road
|Opening hours:||Open 4-11.30pm Tue-Thur; 1-11.30pm Fri-Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Tooting Broadway tube|
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The perfect amount of space, charm, originality and a delightful cocktail choice. A rare find! love it!
The kind of place that makes Tooting an exciting place to live in. Great atmosphere and choice of beverage.
A Tooting institution. You go in for one and end up there all night. Great cocktails and cheese and scotch egg snacks for when you get peckish
This is my local bar and boy do I love it! I fell in love with it the moment Martin and Madeleine introduced me to Martin Miller Gin! And the great mystery is why is one never enough? There's always a delicious terrine on the menu, great music being played and a happy buzz on both sides of the bar! It's become my home from home.