|The Lucky Pig Launches Next Week on North End Road|
New cocktail bar evokes glamour of American speakeasies
The Lucky Pig, a new cocktail bar which will also offer all day food is opening on May 16 on the former site of the Sugar Hut at the foot of North End Road.
The team behind The Lucky Pig, Keith Tucker, Will Wigram, Paul Bromley and Matt Clifton, already run a successful bar with the same name in Fiztrovia.
Like the original that opened in 2011, they say the Fulham bar will evoke the “glamour and hedonism” of the 1920s and US Prohibition, which inspired its name – a reference to speakeasies, known as “blind pigs”, and racketeer Lucky Luciano.
The Lucky Pig Fulham’s interiors will have antique mirrors, cut-glass decanter lights, black and white marble floors, exposed brickwork and luxurious velvet chesterfield sofas, offset by polished surfaces and a palette of blues and greys.
In the evenings, its music programming will present a mix of jazz, blues, rag time and honky tonk, stepping up the energy with some electro swing as it gets later.
As in Fitzrovia, The Lucky Pig will specialise in cocktails, using home-made syrups and home-infused spirits. They will include the Noodle Juice, combining tea-infused Tanqueray gin with white vermouth and citrus, Another will be the Flappers Favorite, made with Yellow Chartreuse, raspberry, honey and champagne.
The bar will also have Italian sparkling wine Vino Vispo Bianco Frizzante on tap alongside an extensive wine and champagne list, complemented by seasonal additions such as magnums of prosecco and rosé during the summer. A good selection of locally produced craft beers will also be available.
Dishes will include pressed ox-cheek and bone marrow, soused baby beetroot, endive and Norbury blue, and a dozen quail’s eggs, celery leaves, summer truffle and flaked salt. They will be made with high-quality, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. It will also have its own-blend coffee.
You can find out more on the Lucky Pig's website.
May 8, 2015