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Bunga Bunga

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Covent Garden
3 out of 5 stars
Bunga Bunga

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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A gaudy, Italian-themed party bar in Covent Garden.

‘If you’re not drinking,’ cried our compère, a boisterous lady in a slinky ballgown, ‘you can fuck off!’ It was a subtle intro to the world of Bunga Bunga, an immersive Italian bar-restaurant that began life in Battersea and has spawned a wayward child in central London. Luckily, there’s more to it than this go-hard-or-go-home attitude.

For starters, there are marble interiors as gaudy as the Trevi Fountain, rippling torsos jutting from the walls and a speedboat fashioned into a table. Then there’s the entertainment, with mafiosi (played by actors) interrupting your conversation and a house band playing Rat Pack tunes. No interlude is left unfilled. It’s madder than Mario Balotelli. Incidentally, there’s a cocktail named after him, served in a cup the shape of his head.

Italian liqueurs and spirits abound on the vast menu, although prosecco seems to flow most liberally round the room. For £28 per person you can chow down on a sharing menu of Italian staples, including a decent spread of antipasti, and a tipsy tiramisu. And of course there’s pizza, served by the metre, for soaking up all that booze.

If Bunga Bunga could stop forcing the fun down people’s throats, it could be a bigger bash than Berlusconi ever had. Don’t come here for a quiet catch-up or, worse still, a first date. Do come for a hen do or if you like to party with more than a dash of pomp, eh?

Bunga Bunga says
Bunga Bunga Covent Garden offers a secret world full of quirky cocktails, metre-long pizzas and live entertainment!

An incredible secret underworld in Covent Garden, hidden beneath his Mamma’s Italian bar & pizzeria, BungaTINI. With the help of his mobsters, La Famiglia del Bunga Bunga host weekly live shows inspired by Silvio Berlusconi’s infamous and wild parties. Step through the meat locker, navigate your way past the ‘wise guys’ and discover an immersive Italian experience, packed with delicious metre-long pizzas, live theatrical shows, bespoke sharer cocktails and our very own Bunga-oke!

Details

Address: 167 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5PG
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
Contact:
Opening hours: Thurs 7pm-2am; Fri 6.30pm-2.30am; Sat 11.30am-4.30pm, 6.30pm-2.30am
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