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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
Read. Write. Run.
Published October 12th 2014
Je ne sais Q
Q Bar and Kitchen on Beckenham High Street is always busy. No matter the day of the week it's a bustling hub-bub of a venue.

I hadn't seen a close friend for a while and we wanted to meet near to both of our homes, so instead of going into the city we decided to head to the bar of the moment.

To be honest the service was a little bit off. A bit too try hard, but they were friendly. Awkward and rushed is how I would describe it.

Once my food was served however, I understood why Q Bar place is always full. The food is fantastic.

Q Bar, lunch, dinner, cocktails,
Well-done salmon

The menu, however was a touch off-putting. I had only ever passed by Q Bar and never really understood what sort of food they served. Looking at the menu, sadly, I wasn't any wiser.

There was a mix of Mediterranean dishes, Arabic and British, which annoyed me more than gave me the idea of choice. There wasn't a running theme, but when I finally chose the salmon with sweet potato fries, I was happy with my selection.

Q Bar, lunch, dinner, cocktails,
Flattened chicken platter

Presentation matters at Q Bar and both my friends and my meal were presented on wooden platters. I do love cool touches likes this.

Granted it won in terms of decor. A white painted wall, a blackboard detailing that evening's specials as well as the cocktails and a dark wooden floor with a well-lit bar made for a speak-easy like tone, but with a sleeker finish. Q Bar works as a cocktail bar for many, but it also seats groups up to fifteen. As expected, however, I saw couples sharing cocktails and duos bonding over beers.

The cocktail range is excellent and they sell fresh watermelon juice, which I love. They added brown rice syrup, but if you ask nicely, they'll forget the additive next time. I'm sensitive to sugar and they were more than apologetic about adding it.

For a relaxed place to dine, or sip cocktails Q Bar is pretty damn good. It's cheap too: two meals and two drinks only cost us 33.00. I'm happy with that.
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Why? Fine cocktails and even better food
When: 9am - midnight
Phone: 020 8658 1014
Where: Beckenham High Street
Cost: Meal for two from 30.00
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