Review on Alma de Cuba
'Extreme hedonism in spectacular surroundings', quipped the Washington Post about Alma de Cuba - one of the 'hippest and hottest' bars in the country and voted the UK's Best Venue 2008. It's a dazzler of a place, extravagantly converted from an eighteenth-century church resplendent with stained glass windows, wall-mounted antlers and opulent arrays of candles.
The ground-floor throbs with life as the potent cocktails flow and the music plays: there are weekly salsa classes, Latin nights and a Brazilian carnival atmosphere at weekends with exotic Brazilian dancers and petal drops. Also check out the 'gospel brunch' on Sundays - complete with full-on choir!
Up in the mezzanine restaurant, punters can become global gastro-travellers, cruising their way through a menu that flits from the Caribbean delights of jerk chicken with rice 'n peas and chilli gravy to Singapore laksa or massaman vegetable and paneer curry. You might also find grilled sardines with salsa rosso, Pata Negra ham, butternut squash risotto and char-grilled British steaks, ahead of desserts ranging from warm cinnamon doughnuts with chocolate and toffee dipping sauce to Alma de Cuba sundaes. There's also an all-day tapas menu.
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Caribbean / Global
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm (10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card