The Handbook
The Handbook

The Little Yellow Door was how we all imagine living in London was going to be, one long party, with plenty of drinks, no tidying up and a Notting Hill postcode to match. But just like when your favourite housemate leaves and suddenly everything falls apart, The Little Yellow Door has now closed its door and had their locks changed.

The flatmates have moved on, getting their own places in different areas and the first flatmate has set up shop in Fulham, with The Little Blue Door. A new home which will act as a late-night neighbourhood bar and restaurant, bigger, brighter and bolder than the old flat.

Opening in May, the flat promises to bring that house party vibe to SW6 with cocktails served in cafetieres and trophies, dancing on tables and a global tapas menu. Expect to find the likes of pea and dill falafel; cayenne glazed wings served with blue cheese dressing and house pickles; baked camembert with truffle hone, roast pear and sugared almonds and beetroot hummus with zhoug, feta and crudités, not a takeaway box in sight.  And in a nod to the latest flatmate to join, the all-American Hunter, there will also be a special menu of East Coast specialities like a salted peanut caramel chocolate fondant served with a Reese’s biscuit.

Harking back to days at university, the kitchen is less of a kitchen and more of a bar. You’ll find new cocktails alongside all classics like Coffee and Cigarettes, a smooth espresso martini served with a little something on the side.

Everyone knows that most Londoners’ weekend revolves around brunch and brunch at The Little Blue will banish your hangover with its own egg station and a BIY (blend it yourself) cocktail, where you can mix and match your own ingredients. Sunday will bring all the flatmates together to toast the weekend with home cooked roasts, films, sports, retro gaming and friendly debates.

Other events going on throughout the week will include Thursday sing-alongs around the piano, weekend dinner parties which have sold out every Friday and Saturday for three years (clearly someone’s a dab hand in the kitchen) and Two’s Company nights ideal for double dates.

Of course, no flatmates’ house would be complete without some private hideaways, so if you ask nicely, the flatmates may invite you into their private study, fully equipped with pool table, fancy dress box, retro consoles and Karaoke. Better start making friends then.

The Little Blue Door: Opens May 2018, 871-873 Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 5HP,