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The Drunken Oyster at Hai Cenato

  • Victoria
  • After Work
  • ££££

An Italian style aperitivo bar that promotes cocktails on tap and easy drinking Vermouth & Tonic.


2 Sir Simon Milton Square, London, SW1E 5DJ
+44 (0) 20 3816 9320
Opening Times
Mon-Sat 12.00-00.00
Sun 12.00-23.00
Insider Information
Taptails are available for just £5 during Happy Hour - 4pm-7pm every day.


  • Just Opened London

    Just Opened London Says…

    The interior is inspired by old-fashioned, family-owned Italian eateries, with comfortable, deep red banquettes, vintage light fixtures, peeled wallpaper, and the pizza ovens set in the middle of the space so that guests can watch the chefs at work. Above the restaurant is the Drunken Oyster, a cocktail bar designed to resemble a railway carriage. Drinks consist of Italian classics with British ingredients, such as the Negrosé made with gin, vermouth, and strawberry and tonka bean Campari.

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  • Square Meal

    Square Meal Says…

    The inky-hued destination cocktail bar upstairs at Hai Cenato (Jason Atherton’s New York-Italian restaurant) harks back to another era. With its neon signs, monochrome portraits of crooners, and Sinatra forlornly singing ‘Set ’em up Joe’ over speakers in the loo, this could be a Mob-run Brooklyn clip joint circa JFK and Marilyn. In keeping with the vibe, neatly barbered barmen in bow-ties knock out cocktails called Cosa Nostra Part II and Lucky Luciano (butter-washed Havana 7 rum, amaro and tobacco and chocolate bitters).

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  • Evening Standard

    Evening Standard Says…

    You’ve got to give it to Jason Atherton: the man has stamina. This is the ninth London restaurant he’s opened in the space of six years, and that’s not to mention a pretty hefty international portfolio. His sites are no carbon copies of each other, either. This casual New York-style Italian... is partnered with Soho’s modern British Social Eating House and it is overseen by the same head chef, Paul Hood. It even comes with an upstairs cocktail bar, The Drunken Oyster, which is designed as sibling to The Blind Pig which sits above the other restaurant.

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