Wedon’t often venture all the way to Putney but last week we made an exception for the opening of The House of Roxy. Just a short walk down Upper Richmond Road, it’s in zone 2 but actually feels like you’re in Richmond. On the ground floor is the light, open space which contains the restaurant, but downstairs is where the real fun begins. A small, but lively bar is the real House of Roxy. Exposed brick walls with graffiti style art, a spirit packed bar and magnums of champagne that sit behind a caged wall – dying to be bought or maybe just behind bars because the price is so criminal…
House music fills the space and there’s enough room to bust a few moves, just don’t be going all Gangnam Style. We had the pleasure of trying Xero vodka, a Polish and British collaboration of flavours. The vodka is produced and filtered using only the best techniques in Poland, then in the UK, it is macerated with the finest 100% natural ingredients, which is then bottled and set in a frozen case, meaning the vodka is always perfect to serve. We tried the pear and raspberry flavours which were a little too easy to drink. Shots aside, the cocktail menu is full of complex classics with twist, our favourite had to be Roxy’s Grapevine – a deliciously fruity martini.
Roxy is a good time girl, who will definitely be keeping the punters of Putney very happy.
141 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 2TX