About as close as you’ll come to a Rio beach party in London, this lively Latino bar attracts a good-time crowd into its colourful, frenetic surroundings. Driftwood tables, shuttered windows &
a verdant back garden produce an outdoor vibe even when it’s sub-zero outside. With almost 80 types of cachaça behind the ‘Copacabana Beach Bar’, there’s always a carnival spirit. Classic or chilli
raspberry caipirinhas are the mainstay of the drinks menu, but you’ll also find martinis, Brazilian sangria & Brahma beer. Home cooking means big plates of feijoada (pork & black-bean stew)
& moqueca (coconutty fish stew) – exactly the hearty stuff needed to counteract the potent cocktails, though there are also lighter street-food snacks such as coxinha (chicken pastries) &
pão de queijo (mini cheese breads).