You can’t beat a girl’s night out.
Life often gets in the way, everyone’s busy, so it can be difficult to put a date in the diary.
But once in a while, when you do manage to get a group of your favourite people together for a proper catch up… It’s just magic.
It was Bunga Bunga, the infamous Battersea Bridge pizzeria & Italian-themed bar, which finally gave us all an excuse to get together.
It’s been going through a bit of a refurb’ lately (and it was a rather polemic one) so, just as you would with a girlfriend that suddently went platinum blonde, it was our duty to show our support.
But to be honest, I’m not sure why there’s been so much noise as it now looks better than ever!
Inside, they kept the same fun-filled, quirky bits…
Including the famous motorcycles on the ceiling.
And a whole lot of pickpocket-proofed bags!
And they went full-on Italian outside by painting the facade in red, white and green!
Plus they still serve the same great sharing platters…
Boasting all your Italian favourite nibbles, from arancini to bruschetta, polenta chips, parmigiana and much, much more!
Absolutely impossible to resist!
But the best part is the fantastico new cocktail menu.
All inspired by Italian regions and their world-famous ingredients.
And there’s nothing quite like cocktails to fuel long-overdue catch ups!
Even better when made and served by lovely, chatty bartenders in the most adorable stripped Tees.
Stirred, shaken and served in the blink of an eye!
Piemonte (Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, Fernet Branca liqueur, Mancino Bianco Ambrato vermouth, Peychaud’s bitters & home-made bitter syrup)
Veneto (Bombay Sapphire gin, elderflower syrup, fresh lemon juice, home-made sugar syrup & fresh green grapes)
Cocktails flying to nearby tables will make you want to get one of each.
Fear of missing out much?
Good thing the gondola driver/cocktail guys have made skills and are fast as lightning!
Marche (Dewar’s White Label Scotch whisky, Visciolata del Cardinale dessert wine, Amaro Averna liqueur, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, fresh lime juice & home-made maraschino syrup).
And cherry on top: a white chocolate covered cherry. Divine.
Lombardia (Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, Tia Maria liqueur, Amaretto Disaronno liqueur, home-made cocoa nibs & amaretti biscuit syrup topped up with double cream).
Lazio (VII Hills gin, Cynar artichoke liqueur, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, fresh lime juice & home-made rosemary syrup)
SO fresh and fragrant and probably my favourite of the night.
Alongside some vino.
And a few old favourites…
Whisky, cherry and chilli concoction of dreams.
And a couple of Bunga Bunga’s iconic David Punch.
Going to Bunga Bunga can be a bit of a trek if you’re not an SW11 resident, but it’s one that’s very much worth taking!
Book a table, take a group of friends, the more the merrier. There’s great cocktails, delightful finger food and even karaoke, it’s very relaxed and always great fun! You’re going to love it!
Bunga Bunga, 37 Battersea Bridge Rd, London SW11 3BA