Little history for you here: They say anyone who was invited to a party where a whole pineapple was displayed, knew that no expense was spared in guaranteeing the guests' enjoyment. In which case, the guys at Grand Pacific are the hosts with the most, as there's pineapple's f*cking everywhere. We dig it though, much as we dig the lustrous palm print wallpaper, the massive potted ferns, and the OTT gilt fittings. Oh yeah, and that massive Art-Deco style central bar.
The theme is 'the golden age of high society' - pretty much what we try and channel on a daily basis, then. BarChick is all about those explorer vibes, and this place promises exotic cuisine and sweet botanicals to tantalise the senses. Sold. Get your colonial freak on with one of the Slings, Punches and Sodas, or go for something stronger from their Coupes and Shorts section. Show your crew your one helluva host by ordering the Golden Pineapple - no prizes for guessing what it's served in. Spend £20 extra and you even get to keep the pineapple for your own crib.
The food is also worth your attention - slip into one of the cappuccino-coloured leather booths and get ordering. Expect a similarly South East Asian approach - Indonesian chicken balls, Thai fishcakes and massaman curry will all take your tastebuds on a tour of the Pacific without the need for a passport. Or just pitch up at the bar and order some nibbles over your cocktails. Whichever you choose, chances are you're going to leave feeling pretty pampered. Just thank the pineapples.