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of the grey skies above? We hear ya! Well then add some sunshine to your life at late-night tiki bar The Beachcomber, who have teamed up with cookbook author Vanessa Bolosier to create a brand-new bar bites menu full of sunshine-filled flavours. Bringing a taste of island life to London, Vanessa’s Caribbean Creole features everything from plantain crisps and aubergine patties to insanely addictive saltfish fritters.

The Creole flavours continue in the cocktails; think Agricole rhums of the French Caribbean, with agwa coca leaf liquor, blue curaçao and orgeat for the Agwadisiac, and with vermouth and campari for the Agroni, a tiki twist on the negroni. There’s even a four-person sharing cocktail, The Mad Hatter’s Ti Party, which, of course, comes served in a top hat…OBVS.

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So if you’re keen to get away to a tropical paradise but don’t have the dollar, you now only have to go as far as West London.

86 Queensway, London, W2 3RR