The lucky residents of Kilburn will be getting yet another fancy bar this Friday when The Betsy Smith opens its doors for the first time.
Located on the site of Osteria del Ponte opposite Kilburn High Road station, the bar is reported to be decorated in a Narnia theme complete with a wardrobe style seating area. Apparently the décor also features pink flamingos, and drinks will be served in tea cups and jam jars.
I'm not sure if it will be completely tacky or a fun and cute place to spend an evening. The cocktail menu is in line with the interior design in that it sounds rather eccentric; one has a floating Jaffa Cake garnish. I think the novelty value alone makes it worth at least one visit. We will have to wait and see how long it takes for that novelty value to wear off and become just annoying.
I really hope it will be good as the Maida Vale end of Kilburn High Road is totally lacking in trendy places to drink other than the Westbury.
The launch party is this Friday. Unfortunately I will be in my homeland of Barking but I'll do my best to pop in soon and tell you what I think!
Details are below if anyone wants to go:
Tofan Bars to open Narnia-style bar in Kilburn | BigHospitality.co.uk