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|Address:||37 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 3BA|
|Tel:||020 7095 0360|
|Price: £32.00||Wine: £14.00||Champagne: £55.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Fri 6pm-1.30am (Fri -2.30am) Sat 12N-6pm 7pm-2.30am|
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Bunga Bunga is Chelsea meets Chav but if it's good enough for Prince Harry then it's good enough for the rest of us. Decor is “totes amaze” with lots of generic Italian motifs (hanging Vespas and giant tomato tins on tables) as well as a disturbing number of pictures of The Man Himself. I feel a smidge uncomfortable in a place celebrating a premier who never tempered his Rupert Murdoch style media empire despite his political office, who changed laws thereby preventing the prosecution of various charges against him, whose rumoured mafia-funded wealth has never been traced, not to mention the man's sexism, racism and religious bigotry, but on the upside the highlighting of the sex scandal buffoonery is a happy reminder to those of us not actually governed by Mr Berlusconi of the comedy value he brought to European politics for so long. Being here is a bit like being in one of his channel's TV shows: every 10 minutes or so the music blasts up and out come some skimpily clad dancing girls for our entertainment. What a surprise then that BB actually serves pretty decent food. We had some particularly delicious mozzarella which had burrata levels of creaminess and great fried zucchini as well as a number of other tasty starters like thick parma ham and slabs of parmigiano. Pizza, which comes on one long sharing-friendly platter, is nearly Neapolitan standard with its crispy base and fresh toppings. Prosecco comes served in champagne boats, rather than flutes, which are tricky to drink from when you are moved off your table after the 2-hour turnaround and into the bar, but then it's time to move up to the Eurovision/Eurotrash disco room for serious dancing anyway. It's fairly priced and service is good, although I suspect the waitress may have been hitting on me at one point (all part of the Bunga Bunga service?). A great place for Friday fun and a rival to any Clapham based Infernos night, Bunga Bunga is set to remain in our consciousness long after Mr Berlusconi has mercifully faded from it.