This World Cup focus may, however, be lost on Palace whose season, even at this early stage, looks likely to develop into the frantic survival scramble that most people predicted. Tomorrow, look out for a truly Super Sunday featuring the always-lively Wearside derby and a potentially pivotal clash between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Royal Standard Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
With chilled out San Francisco vibes, this cocktail bar just around the corner from Paddington Station offers up two floors of chic space in which to grab a beverage and a bite to eat. There’s a good range of cocktails on offer, mostly for under a tenner, and a selection of craft beers. Check out the margaritas that come in an array of flavours such as kiwi and blueberry. Lunch and dinner are Mediterranean- and French-inspired – choose from charcuterie boards to steak while you settle down for the evening.
Venue says: “Handcrafted cocktails and real food - where opulence meets chilled vibes in this San Francisco loft inspired cocktail bar and restaurant.”