The Arches, 97-99 Isabella St, SE1 8DA
The scene: An extremely spacious, atmospheric, well- laid-out bar. Cushioned couches provide comfort and massive tables mean you can get your whole party in one place. There’s a spacious garden oasis, which is perfect for eating and drinking the summer nights away.
The grub: Tasty Turkish fare. A selection of hot and cold mezes, grills (think lamb, chicken, beef and prawn) and vegetarian options.
Behind the bar: A massive wine selection, plenty of bottled beer including easy-to-drink Turkish pilsener Efes, and cocktails by the jug.
Bill please: There’s no food dish more than £10, cocktails £14.50 a jug and bottles of beer come in a £3.20. Wine at expected prices.
Verdict: A hidden gem that, due to its location, is almost impossible just to stumble upon. A top night out is guaranteed.