Night Tales



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Until Sun May 25

Night Tales, Dalston

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There is nothing quite like Night Tales...with some of London's best food, drink and music all under one 'tent'. Yes it was busy on the launch night and yes there were queues but I guess that's part and parcel of a good event or food spot. Patty & Bun burgers were standardly great and the Smokey Tails buffalo wings are killer. Amaretto sour was the best I've ever tasted. It's a perfect warm-up spot for a night out or meeting friends. No ramping.


The concept for Night Tales is a good one, and for a pop-up they have met the requirements, however I was disappointed in this. Staffing does not cater for the capacity, we were unable to even get a drink from either of the main bars, and so ended up buying the spiced cocktails from the Negroni bar. These were tasty, but small, and not worth the £8 they cost, and not long after our first drink down, the Negroni bar ran out of it. To add to this, the barmen were spaced out, disinterested, and well, just rather rude to be honest. We managed to get a few of the gyoza from Rainbo which were nice, and cheaper than the measly cocktail we had, but queues for food everywhere else were just not worth the wait. On our way out, we stopped to use the "bathroom" or rather port-a-loo, of which was horrific - there was no toilet paper in any of the ablutions, the tap did not work, and there was absolutely no lighting whatsoever, just a whole bunch of people fumbling around terribly maintained toilets; something I would have thought would have been factored into account, given that the pop-up is primarily NIGHT Tales. Overall, the concept is great, but sadly it fails to bring it all together.