The Devil's Darling at The Napoleon 1

The Napoleon Hotel, 9 Christopher Street , London, EC2A 2BS

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  • The Devil s Darling London restaurant bar city
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SquareMeal Review of The Devil's Darling at The Napoleon

With just one bedroom, The Napoleon is London’s smallest boutique hotel. Three of its four floors are given over to distinctly different bars: ace whisky lounge Black Rock, Spanish bodega Sack, and this one. The Devil’s Darling was a nickname for Napoléon, a mural of whose coronation dominates the 1930s-inspired bar. The Gallic theme continues with frou-frou swagged drapes, white napery on tables-à-deux in serried ranks, and clichéd Belle Epoque posters. Incongruously, discs by The Police and Spandau Ballet spin on a 1970s record player. Nevertheless, the cocktails are a triumph. Changed daily, the menu lists just three perfectly mixed drinks: Josephine Baker, an inspired brandy, apricot and port-based 1930s revival; Ideal Cocktail (a Tanqueray 10 gin, grapefruit and maraschino Martini) and a gratifying Roe & Co Irish whiskey Highball. This bar might become our darling if its owners, Worship Street Whistling Shop, grasp that the devil is in the detail.


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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Liverpool Street Station 23m

Moorgate Station 302m

Address

Address: The Napoleon Hotel, 9 Christopher Street , London EC2A 2BS

Area: Moorgate Liverpool Street

Opening times

Mon-Sat 3pm-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Liverpool Street 408m

The Brewery 521m

Details

Telephone: 020 3633 1006

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