You don’t expect to find a bar like Lost Angel along this sorry-looking stretch of the Battersea Park Road, but there is a precedent: this building was once home to Dusk, which brought a little glamour to the street. The frontage now reads ‘Bar, Restaurant, Boozer’, more a sign of true versatility than of an incipient identity crisis. There’s also a nice little garden.
The range of drinks covers most bases: quaffable wine, ales, and a cocktail list split between classics and shouldn’t-work-but-do reinventions (mojitos made with pomegranate juice and gin, for instance).
Towards the back, there's now a small dining area known as 'The Gaslight Grill', where the USP is an unusual selection of sauces to complement your steak (at last count, there were almost 20, many of them booze-based, from smokey whisky to wild mushroom and vermouth).
Entertainment runs from DJs to quiz nights; service couldn’t be friendlier. Lovely.