The chandelier is the crowning touch of the intimate bar – the latest addition to Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams’s cache of South African dining spots. They tasked A-nrd Studio with transforming the rugged industrial space into a cosy drinking haunt and sister space for their nearby restaurant Kudu.
A central horseshoe bar anchors the venue, its sky-high, mirrored back-bar partly inspired by early 20th-century continental cafes. It features a brass overhead and glass display, paired with a scallop-edged bartop made from Italian rose stone.
The old brick walls and corrugated roof are a burnt umber shade that contrasts green velvet booths and chairs, and dark burgundy marble-topped tables which skirt the space.
Some 15 South African influenced cocktails are on offer at the London bar, as well as spiced liquors and a small menu of snacks.