Open Fri and Sat 5.30pm–midnight
Everything Dock Kitchen does is cool. And they make it look like effortless, too. The Kitchenette bar, located below the Dock Kitchen and adjacent to Tom Dixon’s shop, has recently started serving cocktails and drinks as well as a small plates bar menu.
As there was a vague glimpse of sun last Saturday evening, girlfriend-in-need (of a good time) and I enjoyed our cocktails on the terrace.
It feels to me that there’s always a mix of Ladbroke Grove hipsters with wannabe west Londoners at Dock Kitchen. The mix seems to work well, probably because the team there has a non-pretentious air of ‘everything-goes’.
Girlfriend and I didn’t eat as we were on our way to review a new restaurant on Portobello Road. But we loved the touch of being brought a big bottle of water with a black stick inside. Everything Dock Kitchen does is cool.
Glancing at the old school classic cocktail menu, Girlfriend immediately pounced on the Sidecar (Cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice; £9). I was less decisive and asked Tom for a recommendation: French75 (gin, lemon, sugar, Champagne; £8.50) bubbled my way.