SquareMeal Review of
With venues that reinvented golf and bowling doing brisk trades, darts are the next old school pastime ripe for a reboot. Set over two sprawling levels, each served by its own bar and upbeat staff, Russell Sage Studio’s slick cod-Edwardian games hall is a well-appointed setting for London's new ‘home of social darts.’ Accommodating two to 12 players, numerous boards are for hire, priced up to a maximum £25 per hour. Darts for Dummies-style guides mean you’ll quickly pick up the gist of various fun games. Even if you don’t feel like stepping up to the oche, Flight Club doubles as a handy City/Shoreditch cocktail lounge-cum-diner. Mixes such as Feathers Fruit Cup, Shanghai Sling and Coco Fumada (a twisted Piña Colada slushie) come in at around £9, and Diddle’s Trophy is a Bulleit bourbon punchbowl to share. Order wines from £19 and lad lagers with street food-style filled buns, pizza paddles and salads. Avocado on toast, and lamb, mozzarella and roasted tomato kofta kebabs are among various small plates to share from £4.50. Forget Jim Bowen’s Bullseye, Flight Club’s clever concept is bang on target for its City clientele.