There’s one London bar experience that would translate quite well if you were to attempt to recreate it at home during lockdown. We’re not talking about sitting in a high-end Martini bar – although, we’re sure your Quarantinis are dynamite after weeks of practice – but sipping cocktails at a couple of special little south London bars that model themselves on your grandmother’s living room.
Grab your trashiest furnishings, pull out the teapot and get ordering from Little Nan’s Bar, which just launched a lockdown cocktail takeaway and delivery service. If you live within a three-mile radius of Little Nan’s in Deptford and a four-mile radius of Little Nan’s in Stockwell, you can take advantage of delivery on Fridays and Saturdays by putting in an order before 8pm on Thursday. There’s a £5 delivery charge and £25 is the minimum order. The Deptford bar is also open on Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm until 7pm for takeaways.
So what’s on the kitsch cocktail list? Well, double-strength cocktails for the price of regular ones, for starters, and each order comes with decorations, props and a surprise gift – it’s as if this bar can sense your every need as the lockdown boredom gets real. Teapot-sized jam-jar cocktails cost £27 and all you have to do is find an appropriate vessel, add ice and pour in. Drinks include old favourites such as the Costa Del Deptford, the Mr Motivator and the Piña Colada-like Dog the Bounty Hunter, plus a new cocktail called Little Nan’s Lockdown Party, which contains gin, vodka, elderflower, cranberry juice, lime juice, tonic and prosecco. And there are even candy vodka shots (three for a tenner) if you can’t manage to start the party with any of the above.
The bar has also launched teapot and teacup hire, for homes lacking the party essentials, and is selling Pat Butcher earrings, sombrero hats and other perfect props for your next Zoom call. Just add that ‘EastEnders’ background and you’re away.
Check out the menu here ahead of the weekend.
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