Review: Green Room London Bridge cocktail bar
This new speakeasy has all the trappings of a romantic night out: it’s hidden, dark and plays live jazz. We sent Sarah Riches along for a drink or two.
An unmarked door in the dining room of the Portuguese restaurant Casa do Frango guides you into the bar, which is dimly lit with lamps and chandeliers. With its emerald green walls, vintage velvet tassled sofas and palms, it feels like an aristocrat’s living room.
The menu features Portuguese wine, Portuguese-inspired cocktails such as the Porto Madeira (port, rum, orgeat syrup, lime, bitters and cinnamon; £10) and petiscos, which are small plates of food that might include crispy artichoke and aioli (£3), or chickpea fritters with bacalhau (salted cod; £4).
There aren’t many bars in London Bridge like Green Room, so it’s a really in-the-know place that I would recommend if you’re looking for a local secret.
1st floor, 32 Southwark St, SE1 1TU
Tue-Thur 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 3pm-midnight; Mon-Sun open by request only
Prices and times correct at time of publishing