SquareMeal Review of
Fifth Floor Bar at Harvey Nichols
“A perfect spot to stop if you’re about to drop from shopping”, the Fifth Floor’s “Ab Fab” bar is a vision of lime-green pouffes, bright-pink cushions and cream-leather chaises longues – plus a padded counter studded with oversized diamantés. There are a couple of lovely rooftop tables overlooking the Knightsbridge skyline too. The bold self-assured look is equally popular with Mary Portas wannabes and men wanting to impress their dates, while staff circulate with pretty liquid concoctions such as Diva (a lavish mix of Finlandia blackcurrant vodka, raspberries, passion fruit and cloudy apple juice) or warming Burned Log (Woodford Reserve bourbon, Kahlúa liqueur, Bénédictine and bitters). The wine list reflects Harvey Nick’s class, while nibbles include everything from seared tuna with oriental citrus sauce to a trio of croques. Afternoon tea is a good call, but so is everything else in a familiar contemporary way.
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