Kanaloa: an informal Polynesian paradise in the heart of the City, relentlessly dedicated to fun.
A sister bar of Mayfair’s Mahiki, the similarities are clear: the long black bamboo bar; the carved wooden pillars; the lampshades made from exotic shells; the tiki-style lounge; the crazy paving stone floor.
The club, if you’re looking to dance (and you will be), features large elevated booths and a colour changing ceiling. The Treetops, for something a little more subdued, offer a retreat enveloped by giant palm trees, tropical leaf patterned walls and rustic wooden planking.
Drinks from Kanaloa’s big cocktail list come served in appropriately quirky glassware, and there’s a crowd-pleasing range of huge sharing cocktails available – from “Maui’s Chest of Fire” (serving 10) to the Octopus Punch and, best of all, the Dead Man’s Chest (brought to the table via an all-out voodoo funeral procession from the bar to your table).
Don’t worry. We’re assured that whatever saw him off isn’t catching.
NOTE: Kanaloa is open Tues-Sat until 3am. You can make a booking, and find out more, HERE.
Kanaloa | 18 Wine Office Court, EC4A 3BQ
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