We love a subterranean hideaway so were delighted to find La Cabina located in a cosy den accessible only via a phone box with a special code on the Kingsland Road.
Once in you’ll find friendly staff serving up a twist on the traditional tapas menu, alongside resident DJ’s till LATE. Yep, that’s right, you can get your tapas fix until 5am – where else can you do that?
Expect small plates of Roasted Octopus with Mojo Picon and Mini Roasted Chorizo in red wine, as well as home-grown classics such as Ginger Pig Potted Ham Hock with Piccalilli and Haggis Scotch Quail Eggs.
Late-night libations come courtesy of former Bouji Head Barman and Imperial Durbar cocktail connoisseur Andrew Fitzmaurice. House favourites include the Summer Serrano – a combination of delicious honey and vanilla vodkas, fresh melon, lemon juice, a little passion fruit and charged with fiery ginger beer, finished with skewed melon and Serrano Ham. For a distinctly Latin twist on a Dry Martini, guests can kick-back with the La Cabina Dry Martinez – a bay leaf infused gin stirred with bone-dry Fino sherry, orange and lemon bitters, served straight up with an orange twist.
La Cabina will be identifiable only by the neon glow of a humble Telephone Box – so make sure you don’t miss it. If you get to Chick n Sours you’ve gone too far.