London restaurants are a fine thing, London restaurants with signature cocktails are even better. BBB or Beach Blanket Babylon is a well known London with two restaurants and haunt for those who are a fan of the Porn Star Martini. The passionfruit based cocktail is also served with a shot of champagne to be sipped which is a great little extra.
The menu at BBB isn’t very big but the contents is brilliant. Although there isn’t loads to choose from each item is a different meat or fish, along with vegetarian options. I opted for the crab and avocado starter. Duck in an orange sauce with rice for main course, the duck itself was so tender and tasty I felt as though I was in heaven. I skipped dessert but they all looked delightful.
The decor on entering is quite dark and gloomy in the first instance but it’s quirky yet classy with brilliant art work and solid dark furnishings. BBB offers both dining and drinks there is bar space at the front for those that want to try the cocktails seated along the bar, and tables for the diners. There is a second bar locate downstairs that is a great place to continue trying out the great range of cocktails on offer. The bar is open until late which gives you the chance to dance the night away. Tables can be reserved downstairs for those who want a seated area.
It’s a unique restaurant located in trendy Shoreditch, and worth a visit for anyone visiting or living in London.
Rough guide for meals is £25 and the cocktails £10. Booking is advisable for evenings and weekends due to high demand for tables. Surprisingly BBB do have a happy hour from 5-7pm from Sunday to Wednesday for great deals and more information visit the BBB website here
Details can also be found about the Notting Hill restaurant.