Black Dice is the perfect name for this glitzy sixties themed cocktail bar, which you’ll find under famous Moroccan restaurant Momo’s.
It’s more like walking into a rock star’s bling living room than a bar as such, with so much going on you don’t really know where to look. The bar is in effect a tribute to the rock stars of that era like Rod Stewart, The Clash and The Rolling Stones, with walls are covered in rock n’ roll memorabilia. The decor is wonderfully OTT, with colourful peacock print sofas, leopard print fabrics and a black glittery ceiling. This would normally not really be my cup of tea, but it totally works here.
And then there’s the cocktails. The barmen are super charming and very good at what they do. Our cocktails were exactly what we wanted, and I’d strongly recommend the Kashmirs (gin, Cocchi Americano, maraschino, raspberry cordial, lemon and egg white). It’s expensive, there’s no denying that. But it’s Mayfair, so that’s to be expected. And the 13% service charge is already added to the price of the cocktails (most are £12.50).
It’s open until 3am, so it’s the perfect place for a late night drink and there’s live music on Tuesday nights, if that’s your thing. Plus, if it all gets a bit much, you can wander upstairs and find a quiet corner for some shisha.
25 Heddon Street (under MOMO restaurant)