Smith's Cocktail Bar, tucked away in the basement of the Brook Green Hotel, is a Gatsby-esque speakeasy that reminds us of drinking dens in Paris and New York. Low lighting, exposed brick walls, lots of velvet and privacy-curtained booths will bring some old school glamour to a night out.
Start with some food like sharing plates of pulled pork rilette, crisp confit maple duck wings or a cheese and ale toasty. On the drinks menu are both classic and contemporary options, so expect anything from a straightforward Bloody Mary, dirty Martini or mojito to a candy-topped cocktail like the vodka-based Sherbet Fountain served with a liquorice straw, or Tall Dark and Handsome - a sherry based cocktail with Belgian chocolate pellets.
Smith's, 170 Shepherd’s Bush Rd., W6 7PB; 0207 371 1361