Who is feeling like it’s about time for a holiday? Well I may have the perfect substitute in the meantime. Mahiki offers all the pleasures of a beautiful escape – just minus the sun sadly! The tunes, drinks and holiday vibes though are all on point! This cocktail menu is an experience all on its own and the great tastes are only amplified by the gorgeous tiki setting. This place will take you far from its London reality.
Mahiki promises to offer you a little piece of paradise and it does. As much as a bar can in comparison to a real deal tropical island bar that is. This is a fascinating spot from the moment you enter. The statement decor and tiny details are a feast for the eyes and not a detail has been left out of place in this ‘beach bar’.
The service was impeccable and fun as we started on the Mahiki Cocktail – when in Rome. This signature aperitif was the perfect initiation to this tropical culture. It was sweet with a little bit of sparkle and as you can imagine – went down far too easily. Early on in the evening (this was a Thursday) The Mahiki was £8.50, which is not a bad price for a cocktail in a gorgeous Mayfair Bar.
Mahiki lends itself beautifully to both a couple of pre dinner drinks as well as a big night out, evident in its menu. There’s a range of interesting looking sharing cocktails that sadly we haven’t tried yet – next time. As well as dramatic shot arrangements alongside some more understated solo choices.
My personal favourite would have to be the Honolulu Honey – which was as delicious as it sounds. From my tasters of the menu this is perfect for the sweet tooth. A real indulgent treat for the taste buds and quite a unique offering in the impressive London Cocktail scene. You won’t get anything quite like this anywhere else.
So if you fancy an escape before your summer holiday, I would recommend heading here after pay day and working your way through as much of the menu as possible. That’s my plan for next time anyway.