Edgy drinking in Dalston from master mixologist Tony Conigliaro.
‘Would you like a wish?’ asked our waiter, with a grin. I’d have preferred a drink – Untitled is London mixology master Tony Conigliaro’s new bar, and I was raring to go on the menu of original cocktails. Instead, I was brought a rose-petal shaped piece of film on a sort-of petri dish, and told to eat it for palate-cleansing effect. It turned into a tomatoey paste in my mouth – a hint at the wizardry to follow.
The bar is modelled on Andy Warhol’s Factory: a sterile, minimal setting with silver walls and swathes of grey concrete. But as more bodies join our communal table, things soon warm up.
There’s no playing it down: the drinks are works of art. There’s no bar, but rather a couple of work stations where young staff prepare pre-batched concoctions delivered daily from Conigliaro’s nearby lab, the Drink Factory. The menu reads like a Holland & Barrett shopping list: the Sicily is made from ‘citrus, verbena, orange blossom’. Little bits of dried African marigold leaf tickle your nose as you sip, enhancing the tobacco notes in this bitter, vodka-based drink. The Waif was stunning, effervescently pairing rhubarb and rose in a beautiful coupe glass. The yoghurty Ninfeo arrived in a fanny-shaped receptacle, a paper fig leaf perched on top for dignity.
Is Conigliaro calling himself the Warhol of booze? I don’t think Untitled is that up itself. But with cocktails like this, he’d be justified.
|Venue name:||Untitled Bar|
538 Kingsland Road
|Transport:||Dalston Kingsland Overground|
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New cocktail bar from Tony Conigliaro in Dalston.
Unique drink concept, the bar brings bar culture to a new level.
And they serve food too. Japanese inspired kitchen which is more than worth a try.
We tried different drinks and had some food and everything was amazing.
I love this place, so unique with inventive yet delicious drinks and very special food. No one is doing anything like this in town! Staff are super friendly and make great classic cocktails too. I'm going to go back and try brunch soon.
Like Lucy Loo commenting beneath, I am a big fan of 69 Colebrooke Row and was very excited about Tony's new venue.
I had the Gonzo cocktail as well as the Snow which has clay and chalk in it. Was very interesting, but no less tasty.
My friend had the Waif cocktail with rhubarb and champagne which was delicious.
Some very incredible combinations there, as well as very knowledgable and friendly staff.
I will definitely go back!
This new bar seems to be gaining great reviews across the board but I'm really sorry to say... I just didn't get it... I am a huge fan of Tony Conigliaro's 69 Colebrooke Row - it's one of my fave spots in London - but this place doesn't work for me!
I went with a group of six, so we were able to taste most of the drinks on the menu, and although we intended to stay all night, we only lasted an hour. The cocktails have names such as "clay" or "snow" and although some of them tasted alright... most of them were horrible! If you want to try something experimental... maybe give it a go... but if you want some tasty cocktails with friends I would find somewhere else to go.