SquareMeal Review of
Mnky Hse (bar)
Set in the bowels of Latino restaurant MNKY HSE (BYO vowels), this glossy gaff recalls the sort of New York nightspot those Sex and the City ladies would have lapped up. The jazz sounds, funk, house and disco get much louder as the hour grows late and the cocktails flow. Following a South of the Border theme, try the Coffee Martini (made with Jaral de Berrio Mezcal, mole bitters, dark chocolate and rose dust) or dabble in some MNKY Business (a subtle, smoky rum Old Fashioned featuring Ron Millonario XO Reserva Especial, flamboyantly produced from a glass flask shrouded in mist). Wine prices start at £26 for an Argentinian white, but head skywards to £1,450 for a magnum of Ace of Spades Gold Brut Champagne. Nibble on tasty, teeny tacos and tapas that won’t add an ounce to the trimmest figure.