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Over the course of its 15-year existence, Eclipse has represented Peak Sloane – a swish, swinging Chelsea playground for the area’s well-heeled party crowd. Inside, it tries to create a sense of inoffensive lavishness (a marble bar, white leather, oriental partitions), while the mixologists work hard to turn the merriment up to 11. Drinks such as Gold Digger (Johnny Walker Black Label, Grand Marnier, fruit juices and ginger beer) embody the sort of playful concoctions presented in a handy map of sweet, sour, rich and light tastes. The signature Eclipse (fresh watermelon, Kettle One vodka and kaffir lime) flies off the bar, Krug and Moët can be ordered by the magnum and those giant bowls of sharing cocktails are a route-one approach to hitting the dance floor. Pizzas (courtesy of neighbouring Obicà) and a line-up of sushi are there to service the hungry.