It’s been a busy week. The next wave of restaurants and bars opened at Southampton’s new Westquay building.
All Bar One celebrated its launch with a VIP party which showcased its menu and cocktails. I was lucky to receive an invite to see what this new hot spot has to offer.
These openings are a welcome break from the usual tedium of January, there’s nothing like sipping cocktails while laughing with friends to keep the nip of winter away.
The new bar will be a welcome addition to Southampton’s night scene and will serve as a great place to start the night off, catch up with friends or for that well-earnt after work drink. It would also be the perfect place for a date!
Visually All Bar One is stunning, full of quirky embellishments and cosy corners. Sections keep the crowds at bay and there are lots of places to sit with your cocktail of choice. To do it justice I’ve filled this post with pictures to give a sense of the stylish mix of industrial metals, woods and tiles.
Talking about the drinks, the cocktails looked delicious. Unfortunately I was the responsible driver, so I can’t wait to go back and give them all a try. The perky pink of the cosmos particularly caught my eye.
Over the course of the evening samples off the menu did the rounds. This was a great idea as it provided the opportunity to try lots of different dishes. The Lamb Kibbeh, turmeric spiced rice shells filled with mince, were one of my favourites along with Feta & Spinach Bourek which I can only describe as a feta cheese samosa. Melt in your mouth goodness!
Chloe, our waitress, knew so much about the dishes and offers available, and let me know about the Five O’Clock Cocktails. It’s like she knows me! This is the equivalent of a happy hour, every Sunday to Thursday from 5pm a selection of cocktails are £4.95. Watch out All Bar One, I will be back!
All Bar One Southampton is paving the way for the popular chain, this is the first of five new bars planned for 2017. If they are anything like this one other towns and cities are in for a treat.
If you fancy trying All Bar One at West Quay call 02380 016573 to book a table and find out more.
Thanks so much to the team at All Bar One for such a warm welcome and enjoyable evening. I can’t wait to come back with my girls to work our way through the cocktail menu.