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Trailer Happiness

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Remaining laudably tongue-in-cheek while the rest of Ladbroke Grove drowns in chichi spots, Trailer Happiness is not a cocktail bar as such – with its deliberately tacky decor (Tretchikoff paintings galore) and DJ hatch, it’s far too informal for that.

However, the drinks here are taken seriously, with many of them made to vintage American recipes, and both the mai tai (Appleton V/X rum, orange curaçao, orgeat syrup, bitters, fresh lime) and the Cotton Mouth Killer (Elements 8 Platino, Mount Gay and Wray & Nephew rums, lime, apple, guava juice, apricot brandy, Galliano) do justice to the legend.

The recommended beer is not American but König Pilsener from the German town of Duisberg; ingredients for the food, among them ‘TV dinners’ such as beef fajitas, are sourced as much as possible from the area.

Venue name: Trailer Happiness
Contact:
Address: 177 Portobello Road
London
W11 2DY
Opening hours: Open daily 5pm-midnight. Food served 5-11.30pm.
Transport: Tube: Ladbroke Grove or Notting Hill Gate tube

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Rosamund

I've had some really superb evenings at Trailer -- fantastic drinks, great ambience, delicious food and super friendly staff. Everyone I've taken there has felt the same so I can't be wrong about it!