The Secret Bar

Unit 40 Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street , London, SW17 0SN

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SquareMeal Review of The Secret Bar

Squirrelled away in Tooting Market, at its rear entrance on charmingly named Totterdown Street, this tiny no-frills Portuguese bar exudes shambolic retro charm. The Secret Bar recalls similar cosy, fuggy dens found in old Lisbon. Patrons are shoe-horned in at tables, on high bar stools or on a paprika-red banquette under a TV screen that blasts out live sports. To drink, sup Sagres and Super Bock lager by the stein; otherwise, sip G&Ts, Portuguese vinho or Caipirinhas, Mojitos and bargain Tequila Sunrises from a small list of familiar cocktails. Hearty Portuguese hot food is served from Mina’s Grill adjacent. Vibrant indie concerns such as this bar saw Tooting crowned Britain’s Best Small Indoor Market at the 2017 Great British Market Awards. All the more shocking, then, that the 1930s market – located on Mayor Khan’s home turf – is threatened with annihilation should the proposed Crossrail 2 route go ahead.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tooting Broadway Tube Station 229m

Tooting Bec Tube Station 867m


Address: Unit 40 Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street , London SW17 0SN

Area: Wandsworth Common Tooting

Opening times

Tues-Sun 2pm-12M (Sat-Sun 12N- )

Nearby Landmarks

The Central London Golf Centre 817m

Wandsworth Common 1km


Telephone: 07508 369722

Cuisine: Bars

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