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1 Dover Street , London, W1S 4LD

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SquareMeal Review of Mahiki

It's worth remembering that, before it turns into a full-on party, this doolally 1950s-style Polynesian cabana is a civilised spot for a sundowner. Mayfair legend Mahiki is not the place for an Aperol Spritz, but they'll make one if you really must. The big attraction here is a line-up of rum punches, grogs and slings with names like Bikini Blast, Krakatoa, Bajan Whirlpool and ‘vicious’ absinthe-spiked Baron Samedi's Brew – all served in assorted tiki vessels. Otherwise, Armada Treasure Chest and Queen Ann's Revenge (a magnum of Cîroc, two bottles of Cristal and 20 shots) are the sort of fishbowls that would feature large on Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents were the grown-ups snooping on their misbehaving progeny in Antigua rather than Ayia Napa. Asian snacks act as damage limitation as the action heats up in the downstairs club.

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4.7

Food & Drink: 4.7

Service: 4.7

Atmosphere: 4.7

Value: 4.7

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Sally H. 10 April 2015

I could not get enough of the cocktails in here! They were so yummy and the funky cups each individual cocktail came in was a bonus. Not expensive for these special drinks too! I wish I could upload pictures! If you want a bar with a bit above your average joe drinks, Mahiki is the place to go! We also ate in here and as much as there was not much choice (only starter nibbles) it was delicious. Service was good, we were not ignored and our waitress was bubbly with recommendation and conversation! * I went on a week day, not sure if it would be the same service/ atmosphere on a Friday or Saturday night. It was very quiet and there were only about 5 other groups inside; how I prefer it.

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 0.0

Matclublondon P. 05 November 2012

We had been invited to a friend's birthday party being held there, and were on the guest list. Arrived all smart and ready to spend and party; but were told by the strange doorman that he had “already let in too many people for that party”. So he refused us entry despite very polite protestations and explanations. Heads deeply up the rectal canal here. Only go if you like curt haughty door staff.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

Syirin S. 28 March 2011

It's really hard to get one's head around the so-called ‘open’ concept of Mahiki. Although it constantly advertised itself as having one-of-a-kind open door venue, yet, it is not that easy to get in, even on a weekday! Over the recent few years, Mahiki has built its rep thanks to photos of young royals and royals-to-be (or wannabe) and celebrities stumbling out of the venue with a big grin (as they obviously know that they will be papped!) – shows mere mortals like us that Mahiki is the place to be. And if you visit their website, again they play on the ‘open’ door policy. But the reality is, the person at the door is paid to make ensure the ‘right’ clientele can enter and if lucky get a table for some very basic tasting food. And also if you dont have lots off £££ to spend on drinks, then don't bother, as it is really a cocktail bar so you must be willing to spend almost half of your monthly wages to have a good time. And boys & girls, don't forget to dress for the camera ;-) .

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