The scene: It’s like walking into a Steve McQueen-obsessed friend’s New York apartment. A glamorous, spacious bar with a stylish rich-chocolately masculine decor. There’s also a restaurant and a basement club.
Behind the bar: Large choice of champagne and an extensive cocktail menu – inspired by golden-age drinks popular with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Impressively, they also have in-house mixologist.
The grub: A great bar menu. Choose from Spanish or vegetarian platters, mini fish and chips or fancy burgers.
Bill please: Champagne from £45 to £330 a bottle. Cocktails from £8.50. Food bill will be around £10-£20 each.
Verdict: A unique venue which manages to stand out from the crowd in trendy Shoreditch.
McQueen, 55-61 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4AA
Get more info: mcqueen-shoreditch.co.uk
Tube: Old Street
020 7036 9229
Review: Carol Driver