Classy. Understated. Demure. Just some of the words furthest from the mind when watching ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Valentine’. The relentless torrent of bad decisions, mistakes and hugely flawed homespun wisdom feels as highly sensationalised as ever, but it does make for compulsive viewing.
Whether it’s the wedding dress that’s so heavy it makes the bride feel faint, the most terrifying stag do you’ve ever witnessed, someone not wearing goggles and opening their eyes on a sunbed, or simply the fact that girls marry at 16 after dating for a year, the barrage of misguided beliefs and foolish choices is staggering. Throwing up very few surprises, this latest standalone spin-off of the controversial series delivers voyeuristic eye-rolling entertainment throughout; although Valentine’s Day itself is only of tangential importance, at best.
A Worship Street bar with darts taking centre stage. Expect decent food and drink alongside the arrows, plus a great-looking room – the design is from the guys behind Dishoom and Zetter Townhouse. And if your maths doesn't add up? Don't worry, the scores are all done by computer - so presumably no lost chalk, or running out of fingers. The food ranges from pizza paddles made for sharing to burgers and some good-looking mini plates, such as butternut squash, feta and coriander arancini, buttermilk-fried chicken with crispy shallots and a chipotle and lime mayo, and tuna tataki with wasabi, tenderstem broccoli, soy, lime and mirin. The drinks focus on craft beer and cocktails.
Venue says: “Fancy extending your bank holiday? Join us for a Bank Holiday Monday brunch social. Bottomless pizza, social darts and prosecco. Perfect!”