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Little Nan’s Bar is opening an ‘up town’ bar and kitchen

Laura Richards

Fans of Deptford’s original Little Nan’s Bar – a cute, kitsch watering hole dedicated to the owner’s late grandmother (his little nan) – can expect to see glittering cocktail umbrellas unfurling in central London soon.

The bar known for booze served in bone china is set to open a new branch on Warren Street on Monday April 2. It’s called Little Nan’s Fitzrovia Kitchen and Bar and will be just as much of a celebration of the royal family, ‘Eastenders’, paper doilies, scones and all the other weird and wonderful things that little nans famously love.

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It’s the first central venture for the south London bar group – honouring the eponymous nan’s love for trips ‘up town’ – but Little Nan’s Fitzrovia promises to be as much of a fun palace as its sister venues in Catford, Deptford and Forest Hill. It will be complete with its own dressing up room, and will be serving boozy afternoon teas and brunches.

The bar’s food offering is set to expand to include lunch and dinner menus for its central London audience. The team has been busily leafing through little nan’s old recipe books, finding inspiration from hearty plates of British grub – new items on the menu including Ian Beale’s scampi, chips and tartare sauce and Betty’s beef hot pot, plus a ploughman’s served with rum-spiked, mulled apple juice. Or just wash down grub with a pint of Pat’s pale ale – yes, Pat Butcher is still the bar’s number one icon. Better pack your leopard-print coat.  

Little Nan’s Fitzrovia Kitchen and Bar is set to open on Monday April 2 at 20-21 Warren St, W1T 5LT. 

Find more delightfully odd spots for a drink in our guide to London’s most quirky bars

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