DSCN6119-1Fashion Fabulous looks at 450 restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels in London and picks the top 130 for reviews in our chapter on places where fashionistas go. We were so excited when we visited Beyond London a newly opened bar with cocktails from award winning mixologist Andy Mil and brilliant Pan Asian food chef Ian Pengelly that we couldn’t wait to share some our experiences with you. A full review will be appearing in the next edition of Fashion Fabulous London available in all good bookshops and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites.

Beyond London, 1a Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP. t: 0203 795 1689. Mon-Sun 5.30pm-3pm. Nearest tube High Street Kensington LU, 3 min walk. Website: http://www.beyond-lounge.com.

Modern Cocktails, Pan Asian cuisine

Beyond London specialises in fantastic cocktails presented in an entertaining way. We kicked off with Va Va Boom that arrives smoking in a mini glass teapot and had a great ginger kick to it! This works well when eating the beautifully presented Pan Asian food here as does the Permafrost cocktail made with Tanqueray 10, coconut, cachacas, cardamom that had a wonderful flavour.

DSCN6118-1Beyond London is a sleek downstairs modern lounge with comfortable light green sofas, and tables to suit couples looking for a relaxing evening through to large groups wanting a great night out. With a good playlist, the volume level was quite comfortable for us to speak without having to shout.  DJ’s play Thurs-Sun from 10pm with food finishing about midnight.

To start, we opted for some enjoyable Edamame Chilli Garlic whilst looking through the short menu divided conveniently into small plates, large plates, sides and happy endings..

DSCN6124-1Mixed Bubbling and Smoking Sashimi arrived amazingly smoking! The salmon, tuna and yellowtail was perfectly delicious. Chilli and salt squid arrives warm with Adjud dipping sauce.

DSCN6125-1.jpgA tower of Black Angus Kushi with grated ginger was substantial portion to eat.

On the Large Plates section of the menu, we can vouch for the Sirloin of Beef Bulgogi with chive mash as being excellent. Also of a very high standard is the Crab Tempura that is of a beautiful texture and taste that comes with a dried chilli and pink sauce served in an elegant coupe glass.

Beyond London is a definitely a place that we look forward re-visiting for its wonderful selection of cocktails and dishes.DSCN6123-1

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