The 70s; a time of busy patterns, orange sofas, brown carpets, lacquer wood and statement lamps. Some might say a questionable time in the interior stakes. Not, Bobby Fitzpatrick though. He loves the 70s, he can’t get enough of the Formica and brown shag pile carpets and he is bringing it all to West Hampstead with his new party pad.
He’s big into rum too, he went to The Caribbean and created ‘Bobby’s Rum Diaries’ so what do you reckon you’re going to get at the party HQ? Rum and rum-laden cocktails. He’s named one after his date to the senior prom, the Alison Mahoney and one after his days at Sanford University made with vodka and cherry cola reduction. There’s also the Bobby’s Falernum, a shooter made with homemade Caribbean liqueur.
Have a Google of 70s food – they sure were inventive back then, luckily there are no ham and banana hollandaise dishes (yes that was a thing); salmon mousses made to look like a salmon or salads covered in jelly. Instead on the menu you’ll find classic deep crust American pizzas, chicken nuggets with dunking sauces, mini doughnuts and a show-stopping banana pie – that could be pretty 70s’ creative.
Bobby has given over his kitchen, lounge and living room for private parties and events and all feature original 70s wallpaper and furniture, memorabilia, board games including Happy Days and signed photos from some of his favourite stars like Kate Bush, Leo Sayer and Olivia Newton John.
Glad to see someone is keeping the 70s alive! Here’s to Bobby Fitzpatrick!
Bobby Fitzpatrick: Opens 18th January, 273 West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 1QS, www.bobbyf.co.uk