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Drift Bar located a hop, skip and a jump from Liverpool Street station is the newest in the Drake and Morgan collection which includes the previously tried and tested Refinery.

LondOnTheInside visited on a Wednesday evening and it was packed to the rafters. Like it’s sister venues The Drift’s decor is cool and quirky, each table has its own mint plant which you can eat (if you want) and furniture is straight out of Heals.

If our visit to The Refinery had taught us one thing it was to order the Prawn Lolly Pops whilst the other half of us opted for the Potato and Sweet Potato Wedges. Starters were followed by humongous mains of Scampi and Fish with Chips, homemade tartar sauce and mushy peas and a Thai Beef Salad.

The Prawn Lollipops were as good as ever, four battered prawns served on a stick to resemble a lolly pop – there is something about that citrus-soy dipping sauce that blows our minds. Whilst the potato wedges were a generous portion of fresh, homemade wedges served in a small tin bucket. 

Continuing with the quirky theme our mains were served in a red colander and a large brown takeaway box. The Scampi and Fish contained a varied selection of well cooked fish resting on top of a mountain of freshly cooked golden chips. The Thai salad was our least favourite, a little bland and we weren’t overly keen on the meat – the one dish we wouldn’t order again.

But the thing that impressed us most was the cocktail list. You’ll find a whole host of classic and twisted cocktails including ‘skinny’ options for those watching their weight. Who said you couldn’t drink on a diet?

For dessert we’d recommend the pudding shots but don’t be tricked into thinking they are shot size they aren’t, in fact there about three times bigger! The “shots” consist of chocolate brownie, lemon peel crème brûlée and knickerbocker glory. Anywhere that serves knickerbocker glory’s is a winner in our eyes – the creme de la creme of puddings!

All in all we left The Drift pretty happy, the food was good, the service was as well as could be expected considering how busy it was and the cocktails list is the best we’ve seen in a while.

It’s a cool place with lots to look at that would be both perfect for after work drinks, a bit to eat or both. If you’re ever drifting past call in….

The Drift Bar Heron Tower 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N