10th Jun 2012 4:51pm | By Jahn Vannisselroy
When creating a pleasing cocktail, a bartender must strike a balance between the holy trinity – the sweet, the sour and the spirit.
None should be dominant, instead all three mixed to form a smooth blend. It’s a delicate art and one easier said than done. However, those serving at Lost Angel know exactly how to spark the senses, creating the most well-balanced creations enjoyed by TNT for some time. The bar itself is decked out with a 19th-century gin palace in mind. Stuffed animals, trombone lightshades and a pic of her Maj in her younger days, sceptre and crown glowing out of the soft low lighting, add a surreal element. Warm vibrations emanate from the sound system and the establishment’s comfortable leather seating is continued in the garden bar, where DJs entertain until 2am at the weekend. It’s a discerning yet unpretentious drinking experience.
The grub: The adjacent restaurant, The Gaslight Grill, serves contemporary British cuisine, but the Lost Angel’s bar menu offers quality grazing, such as cured meats, stuffed mushrooms and rump steak. The ample Sunday roasts are becoming legend.
Behind the bar: Full range of beer – ales and draughts, with seasonal guests appearing – an enticing choice of cocktails and a well-put-together wine list.
Bill please: Beer from £3.80; wine from £3.70 a glass; cocktails from £7.50.
Verdict: Getting lost has never been such an inviting proposition.
339 Battersea Park, SW11 4WS
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