Untitled might sound like a bar with no name.
But that distinction goes to Tony Conigliaro’s other cocktail bar. Which is called “The Bar With No Name“.
It’s his third personal venture after Bar Termini (which, confusingly, has a name) and it takes inspiration from Andy Warhol’s Factory; the 60s tin-foil plastered den of creativity frequented by artists, radical thinkers and porn stars. So naturally, it’s in Dalston.
The interior is a pretty low-key affair, with accents of polished concrete and silver-leaf walls that are punctuated by a series of artworks that could be described as ‘tasteful nudes’. Head up through the muted dining room at the back and through the doors, and you’ll find yourself in a Japanese-inspired ‘moon garden’, with softly meandering bench seating and glowing lights for cocktails beneath the stars.
By night, Untitled is Dalston’s eccentric cocktail den, with Asian-inspired bar plates and a signature menu of 12 cocktails designed to evoke their namesake, from sight through to taste. They’re each served up in bespoke 3D-printed vessels, and comprise characteristically bizarre ingredients, from chalk to truffle, that have been carefully experimented with in Conigliaro’s Hackney lab.
It was a testing time.
The results include Violin, which, stopping short of including actual strings, has essences of oak, pine, beeswax and black pepper (probably to meet some sort of “health and safety” requirement for at least one traditionally “edible ingredient”). Or you might try the Sicily, with citrus, verbena and orange blossom; or Ghost, which, obviously, tastes of oak, clay and chocolate.
Apparently nobody puts Swayze in a cocktail.
NOTE: Untitled is open Tues-Thurs 6pm-12am, Fri & Sat 6pm-1am. You can book online HERE.
Online bookings are for parties of 2 to 6 people. Booking time slots are for 1 hour 30 minutes, or 2 hours for parties of 5 or 6. You’ll have to specify in the ‘Special Request’ field if you are coming for either ‘Drinks & Bar Snacks” or “Meal & Drinks”. Please note that they also allocate seating areas in the venue for walk in customers, which are not available to book.
Untitled | 538 Kingsland Road, E8 4AH
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