Set over two floors, Mahiki whisks back a bit of breezy beach flavor to the Big Smoke. But don’t be fooled by the free-spirited airs: this bar is also the ultimate destination for the cocktail lover.
A treasure island map substitutes for the menu, and features classic and new innovations, drinks for one and drinks to share. The theme is further wrought out by the elaborate tiki-style setting: hand-made “princess” chairs, colourful Hawaiian cushions, hand-carved figures, intimate green banquettes and dangling flotsam and jetsam. The result, combined with cocktails like the Dark and Stormy (dark rum, lime, ginger beer) and organic hot buttered rum, amplifies the illusion of having arrived at some distant port of pleasure. Those who feel that way can celebrate with the “Armada Treasure Chest,” a 24-carat gold chest brimming Cristal champagne and costing the fortune price of £650.