What they say:
The Lucky Pig is a new cocktail bar opening in Central London on Friday 2nd December 2011. Situated in the heart of Fitzrovia, just off Great Titchfield Street, The Lucky Pig will be an exciting and welcome addition to the neighbourhood, providing in-the-know Londoners with classic cocktails, old fashioned glamour and good times as soon as they walk down the stairs and enter this intimate drinking den.
Launched by Keith Tucker and Jeremy Hall, The Lucky Pig was conceived as an alternative to the old man boozers or West End Style clubs that crowd up this particular area of London. The Lucky Pig’s 150 capacity space will soon become the meeting place for those looking to escape the hum drum of daily life and enjoy beautifully prepared drinks in a vibrant and welcoming environment.
The design of the bar has drawn on elements from the Art Nouveau period and old New York to create a space packed full of fascinating design features, wooden floors, beautiful mismatched furniture and plush upholstery. Juxtaposing exposed brickwork with one off art pieces, Chinese parasols, antique mirrors and chandeliers, the venue will be a veritable treasure trove of collectible objects. Along the back wall will be a bar fashioned from an old shop front serving classic cocktails. Lining the side of the venue will be a collection of cubby holes seating up to 8 people. Featuring tables suspended from the ceiling and lockable vintage trunks for keeping coats, handbags and valuables, the booths are ideal for private parties.
The whole feel of the venue will be one of old school style and night-time mischief. In the corner of the venue will be an upright piano, ideal for those impromptu Blues renditions, while the mismatched tables and chairs can easily be pushed out the way for some spontaneous dancing once the evening gets underway.
The cocktail menu has been designed by Bar Manager, Olly Hornby Smith (Soho House Group) and will feature classic, simple, but perfectly formed concoctions all served in beautiful glassware. Eschewing West End-style bottle service, the Champagne will be served in coups, not flutes, and there will not be a sparkler in sight.
Examples from the menu include:
• Southside Royal - £8.50 - Bombay Sapphire Gin, lime, mint and cucumber, topped with Champagne
• Marie Antoinette - £8.50 - Grey Goose Vodka, Chambord, Crème de Mure and lemon, topped with Champagne
• Pontarlier Neuveax - £8.00 - Bombay Sapphire Gin, Absinthe, curacao, grapefruit juice
Also available to accompany the drinks will be a selection of bar snacks, created by Olivia Brinkley from Hot Jam (The Box).
What we say:
The Lucky Pig might soon be flying high in the London cocktail bar scene! Fitzrovia is quite often scene as a ghost town for the drinkers of London and despite a good supply of classic London pubs, top London bars are short on the ground. The Lucky Pig is an exciting project and looks set to cater for those wanting a fun, unpretensious party atmosphere set in a victorian inspired drinking den with a classy cocktail bar setting. The blues piano is a great touch and the cocktail list will keep you there for hours. It seems to have all the right touches with exposed brick work, touches of art noveau and cosy cubby holes. It seems to be The Lucky Pig is the cocktail bar destination of choice for December and beyond. See you down there...