SquareMeal Review of
Beach Blanket Babylon
Set in a converted warehouse, this East End sibling of the much-vaunted Notting Hill original ‘encapsulates the bohemian decadence of Cool Britannia’, according to the blurb. Ms Moss wannabes apply
within. BBB’s maximalist décor is a well put-together fusion of funky château & old New Orleans maison close, while the mixology is similarly outré. Best bet is the speakeasy, juke-joint
basement where you can sip a well-mixed pornstar martini or vanilla screw (an Eristoff vodka Collins) at £8.90 a go. Wines range from everyday Gascon gluggers at under £20 a bottle to gold tops
such as Krug & 2002 Cristal (£400).