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Ken and Barbie; GI Joe; Chatty Cathy: that’s not the clientele at this new Opal Fruits-toned venue, but the kind of friends its target audience were asking Santa for a mere 20 years ago. Pile in
with your playmates for ‘fun and thrills’, plus an array of exotic drinks you never got at kindergarten. Despite their daft names and tuck shop garnishes, The Toy Shop’s cocktails are no pre-school
lightweights: try Play-Doh milk punch, Ralph the robot or woolly-willy cup (Amer Picon bitters, Martini Rosato, ginger ale, mint and berries). There’s a concise selection of wines and Prosecco on
draught, while food ranges from BBQ ‘banquets’ for two (£40) to tapas-sized plates of braised ham hock, crab croquettes and Stinking Bishop cheese soufflé. There’s even a Toy Shop picnic – should
you fancy going down to the woods today.
Expectations of another themed restaurant to join the likes of Moniker’s Chemistry lab and Tanner & Co’s school gym is high, but rest assured, there’s none other quite like this. Welcome to The Candy Shop or… The Toy Shop Bar. This newly opened bar/restaurant is strictly for a guestlist of the cheekiest and most playful adults in town. You’re invited to relive your childhood memories (and corrupt a few) so sit back in the swing, relax and signal the barman for some absinth wine gums and lego men shaped ice cubes to start the night...
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I think I’ve just found my new favourite place. You know when you leave somewhere and immediately think about when you can next go back? This place is a hidden gem. The Toy Shop lies in Putney Bridge, South-West London which is located in the Borough of Wandsworth. Only one stop away from Parson’s Green on the district line where I currently live I didn’t really have an excuse not to visit.I first read about The Toy Shop in The Nudge’s weekly newsletter where they describe stepping into The Toy Shop bar like stepping into a life sized game of Candy Crush (or for any of you oldies, think Charlie and the Chocolate...
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