We've lost count of the number of times a date has suggested a drink on the Southbank only to end up sipping over-priced vinegar masquerading as wine in Giraffe. Turns out we've been missing a trick: it's all about heading north of the river if you want some water-side imbibing and a killer view of the city to get you in the mood. Northbank is a suave little restaurant and bar hidden in plain sight beside the river, complete with a terrace - perfect for a spot of people watching. Bring it on.
When the weather leaves a lot to be desired, grab a table inside, check yourself out in the mirrored bar and get cosy in the low light. If you like gin and you're partial to a few under-the-radar brands, hit up their speciality Cornish Gin menu. Whisky more your thing? Ask the bartender to mix up a Moonshine Monkey for ya. It's not on the menu, but tell 'em BarChick sent you and they'll be happy to get creative for you. They've stuck with the West Country vibes for this one by using Cornish Moonshine Whisky (its a high ABV young, white whisky), Galliano, Frangelico, Lavender & Chocolate Bitters, Maple Syrup and finished off with Prosecco. Ace!