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One of the Village’s more sophisticated spots, with chesterfield sofas to sink into and a fine carvery come Sundays
Just shy of the main gay quarter, Sackville Lounge is part of the Village’s more refined elite, standing back from the main hyperactivity of Canal Street to usher in something a little more urbane.
Blending bistro style dining with the feel of a cocktail lounge, Sackville Lounge boasts the rare union of sophistication and cosiness – and it handles both concepts ably. With homely chesterfield sofas to sink back into, drinking here is a far cry from bars nearby, favouring a more relaxed and less manic atmosphere. It’s a perfect place for an intimate date or a catch up with friends, but sits close enough to the main action should you want to move on elsewhere for livelier action.
Inside the décor channels a classic aesthetic that gives gentle hints towards art deco design. The space is slicked with plenty of dark wood, which at night creates a brooding, sumptuous atmosphere that is softened during the day when the large windows allow sunshine to stream through.
The food mimics that of a gastro pub, with dishes like lightly battered haddock served with chunky chips and other popular classics. The menu may not offer anything particularly new, but it manages to elevate the quality of pub grub without lifting the prices and with a selection of platters it makes for good, sociable fare. Sackville Lounge is also a great shout for a Sunday carvery dinner, and whether it’s to soak up last night’s inebriation or for friendly catch up, this also comes at a fair price.