Fulham’s Little Blue Door is a restaurant and bar which imitates a house share, and everyone involved is 100% committed to the project. Reservations are made via WhatsApp, you have to ring the doorbell to be let in and there’s even a ‘utility room’ complete with bras hanging from a washing line and a dog bed. The kitchen acts as a supper-club space, the living room is the restaurant/bar and there’s a terrace for warm weather and post-work chilling.
It could all be a bit much, but Instagram-friendly features like the Prosecco vending machine and a neon ‘let’s get fizzical’ sign prove that The Little Blue Door doesn’t take itself too seriously, and neither do the fun-loving housemates (AKA the staff), who will probably be dancing on the bar come closing time.
The menu is an international hodgepodge inspired by ‘the flatmates’ travels’. Expect to find crowd-pleasing dishes which boast subtly inventive twists on classic small plates: slithers of prosciutto served with juicy chunks of watermelon, or pimped-up chicken goujons involving intense, house-smoked strips of chicken wrapped in crispy panko breadcrumbs and served with a tarragon and roast garlic aioli.
The drinks, which are named after films, are fun too. We particularly enjoyed the Kill Bill – served in a teacup with an accompanying custard cream, this sip boasts a sour tang from lemon curd, before revealing its punchy depth from Earl Grey-infused gin. Buzzy, cool and lots of fun, this is one house party you’ll want an invite to.