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.
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.