The décor is this longstanding Battersea party spot is pastiche Britannia – old Queenie on the wall, a typewriter in a phone box – with tables and sofas positioned around a hexagonal bar and dancefloor waiting to happen. There’s a separate, more subdued space for dining, and a large, no-nonsense area out the back.
The mostly twentysomething crowd revel in the many themed events – Tea Party Saturdays, Bloody Mary Sundays (bombed the Earl Grey too hard the day before?), plus cocktail-making classes and late weekend openings. But the real draw is Happy Hour: from Tuesday to Saturday, 5-8pm, and all day on Sunday, cocktails costs around £6. The menu has a strong showing of classics, and the mixes are perfect if you like your concoctions on the hopped-up side of sugary.