Review: Turntable, Chancery Lane, London

Out Of Office Magazine visits Turntable, a new bar and restaurant serving South East Asian food to the sound of soul in London

Minutes away from busy Chancery Lane is Turntable, a brand new bar and restaurant that has just opened its doors offering something different and fresh, with smooth musical nostalgia.

Entering the new location, we were taken by the sleek, black and modern décor and greeted by friendly cocktail masters with flair. Bottles were flying and in minutes we sipped our first drinks: Smooth Criminal, with Malibu, avocado and pineapple, and a Jungle Boogie, similar to a mojito with a fruity twist.

After our boozy indulgence we made our way downstairs for dinner. The downstairs is for eating, drinking and… dancing. As its namesake hints, the music is big part of the atmosphere and the DJs spin nothing but vinyl. There is also an arty display of old vinyls throughout the venue.

While chilled soul, funk and hip-hop played we were treated to an assault of flavours, chased down with Vidal Sauvignon Blanc and Septima Malbec. Our highlights had to be the Crab Fried Rice, Chicken Laska Lemak and Beef Rendang. The chocolate brownie (and a few more cocktails) rounded the night off perfectly.

What? This is a fresh bar and kitchen launched by newcomers to the restaurant trade. Born from a love of food, cocktails and music, Turntable went from dream to reality in just eight weeks. The Chancery Lane/Farringdon area has something new.

Why choose Turntable? Turntable has a welcoming atmosphere, tasty food and the crackle of a good vinyl – which, unfortunately is often very hard to find ‘these days’.

Cost: ££

7-9 Norwich Street EC4A 1EJ

020 7112 9179

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