Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Wonder Bar

I'll tell you where's really good to go for a drink in town - the Wonder Bar at Selfridges. Rob and me went in for a quick one after we'd finished shopping but were a bit early for our table at The Best Restaurant in London Locanda Locatelli, the other week. What you do is you ask for a top up card (we started with £20 but we topped it up after 20 minutes), choose the wine you like the look of, insert the card in the slot then put one of the giant glasses underneath and press the button for a selection of sizes - taster, small or medium. It's just like letting a child loose in a sweet shop and we'd had 5 tasters each in 10 minutes before realising that pressing the taster button was clearly the least economical way to go. Then you keep the card with any credit (I've got £6.75 on mine) for the next time you go. Anyway, it is essentially an all-day, self-service bar but it's a fab concept and there's also a choice of very good boards to eat with your wine: cheese boards (we had the English Cheese), charcuterie boards or seafood boards. But beware, in less than a couple of hours you'll have blown £100. But go and do it anyway.

6 comments:

Drunk Mummy said...

What a great idea! The phrase 'died and gone to Heaven' springs to mind.
Have a lovely time in Venice btw!

Heidi said...

For us, this is a disaster waiting to happen. It's what I have been waiting for - a self service bar. Most bartenders are too slow for us, but this solves that problem. Thanks for the tip!

ally. said...

i'm not safe to be let loose in places like this. like the serve yourself beer pumps in yo sushi it'll end in tears...
x

dulwichmum said...

Thats it, I'm off, it sounds fab!

Tony said...

What I fantastic idea. Its the way forward. Technology, speed, luxury and style all in one!

Jasper said...

And only £100