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Kanaloa (CLOSED)

  • Bars and pubs
  • Holborn
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

The cover of this tiki bar’s menu promises ‘fanciful drinks and exotic concoctions’; inside, cheery illustrations depict kitsch Polynesian-themed cocktails and punches, served in suitably outré vessels.

Coconuts are filled with tequila, orange bitters and a hot sauce, while a Krakatoa (wasn’t that Indonesia?) comprises a mini volcano of Kanaloa Grog (overproof and caramel rum blends) and sundry, inappropriate fruit juices. Those of a macabre bent may enjoy a Dead Man’s Chest (£100, serves eight), a coffin brimming with Seven Tiki white rum, maraschino cherries and claret.

It’s all complete nonsense, of course, but bags of fun on the right night and in the right company. Stave off inebriation with dim sum, lobster tempura or salt and chilli squid.


18 Lime Office Court
Shoe Lane
Cross street:
Hill House
Tube: Chancery Lane tube
Opening hours:
Open/food served 4pm-3am Mon-Fri; 9pm-3am Sat
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