If you enjoy your drunken reverie with a touch of class and a shade of sophistication, Dirty Martini is the place for you. This vibrant cocktail extravaganza sits in the heart of Covent Garden, just south-east of the Royal Opera House, a location which can make travel a slightly traumatic experience.
Once you've managed to bypass the maze of roads, tube stations and tramp-shaped obstacles littering your way across London, you'll find yourself greeted by an ambient adventure-playground of liquid possibilities. Whether you're after a Mai Tai or a Long Island Ice Tea, you're sure to find something to suit your palate - and if not, why not be daring and simply create your own? Just be prepared to wait.
Although an artistic and oddly stimulating experience, watching your drink being slowly assembled can lose its lustre after the fourth or fifth round. Nonetheless Martini's offers the perfect foreplay for a brilliant night out, seducing whatever stresses or strains came before with its own intoxicating brand of blissful contentment.