On Tuesday, the Handbook went to join Megaro, Kings Cross to celebrate the launch of its trendy new underground boutique bar who’s indulgent interior meant we were a world away from the sweaty, summer hussle and bussle on the streets above.
Part of the bar’s lavish interior is cleverly inspired by classic film sets with vintage tripods and directors’ chairs whilst the rest heralds a photography “dark room” brought to life by vivid black a white developing images. Floor length red curtains create a network of secluded spaces if you're looking for somewhere to hide.
The bar’s artistic decor is complemented by the ingenious cocktails which combine bespoke eclectic ingredients to create a menu of delicious surprises. Appropriately, the menu includes a film inspired “Lavender Hill Mob Fizz”, a grapevine infused Cachaca based “Dolma Sour” and the Handbook’s favorite “Tanzy 75”.
The bar snacks are crafted to complement these innovative drinks and could not have been further from the classic pork scratching or crisp packet stereotype that springs to mind. Think scallop ceviche with strawberry and almond, tender veal nuggets and delicate watermelon pieces with lemon, olive and feta. For something a little sweeter, we loved the handmade chocolate coated honeycomb.
Megaro bar’s imaginative cocktails, nibbles and surroundings will immediately transport you to a bygone era of creativity which promise to get everyone in touch with their artistic side.