SW4 is getting set for the launch of Honky Tonk tomorrow. Following on from the success of Honky Tonk Chelsea, the venue will offer southsiders an American-inspired restaurant, late night bar, and live performances.
The venue is the brainchild of Mark Cutler, one of the founders of Notting Hill institution, supperclub London. Punters can expect regular live music and entertainment, with a particular emphasis on a variation of the blues, jazz and rockabilly.
With al fresco seating overlooking the common, the light and airy venue will house over 150 covers with separate restaurant, bar and private dining areas. The décor will feature worn brown leather banquette seating, vintage rock ‘n’ roll music posters, old Elvis films projected on a large screen, and mismatched wooden tables and upholstered chairs. Other quirky design elements include: hand-drawn black and white polka dot wallpaper, a rusty 1950s concertina lift door, exposed filament lightbulbs, and floating balloon-inspired lights.
All-American dishes feature touches of Italian and deli-inspired food. Diner favourites such as Beef or Pork Ribs, Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Porcini Béchamel and Brisket Roll will be served alongside smaller dishes such as Meatballs, Welsh Rarebit with Black Truffle, Crab Cakes and Cobb Salad. There will also be private dining for up to 30, which guests will access through a ‘secret’ wardrobe door plus a private table located behind the stage where you can spin an oversized Wheel of Fortune to win prizes every evening.
Honky Tonk is a collaboration between Mark and creative bar and restaurant consultants, The Cocktail Service. The bar stocks a diverse selection of bourbons, as well as innovative drinks including the the aged-in-barrel Sazerac, Maple Trace and Pickleback shot made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon and pickle brine!