From gloom and war emerged baby booms, ‘mod’ fashions and mini-skirts, and it’s without a doubt that the 60s are worthy of a recap, which is why Old Compton Brasserie, opening in the heart of Soho in September, is sure to stir up the nostalgia. The artsy drinking and dining space seeks to relight the sixties Soho fire, equipped with pop paintings of Twiggy and Kate Moss, and in true houndstooth and mod style, there will be an abundance of colour throughout the space.
Holding hands with the theme will be a curated cocktail list, by The Talented Mr Fox, which will feature The Paul Raymond, an ode to the King of Soho made with champagne, strawberry, white chocolate and more and the Regina Fong which pays homage to the female impersonator who made an impact in the 60s. On the food front, it’s British munching on the menu, from the ol’ classic ham, egg and chips to start your morning off and lazy meet-up meals of pigs in blankets with creamy mash and onion jus.
As Twiggy once said “the sixties were a time when ordinary people could do extraordinary things” and we think Old Compton Brasserie is going to rejuvenate us with that bit of the extraordinary.
Old Compton Brasserie opens in September at 36-38 Old Compton Street, Soho, www.oldcomptonbrasserie.co.uk