Play at the The Player

London’s burger revolution continues at a speed of notts. Not a week goes by when there isn’t a new burger joint hailed as groundbreaking in its presentation of beef in a bun.

So, it is with great joy that I discovered they are now serving sliders at one of my favourite London bars – The Player. The bar itself is a 70s paradise. Ron Burgundy would be proud. If you’ve seen the movie Blow, you’ll have visions of Johnny Depp sporting flares, partying hard here before heading out to the garden for a mega pool party. Anyway, enough of my vivid imagination. (There is no garden or pool here sadly!)

The cocktail menu takes the form of an inflight airline menu and offers everything from retro classics to some really inventively named combos such as the Fabulous Gay Marriage which is a fruity gin infusion. My favourite is the Sosho Cooler which combines white wine with mango vodka – sounds unusual, but works a treat.

The service is good – either chill by the bar or grab a spot on one of the low couches and order your sliders. Again, continuing the airline theme, they arrive styled in cartons on a tray. For £12.50 for 2 mini burgers and chips, it’s not a bad deal..a great snack to go with your cocktail. Also, if you’re female and on the market – keep a look out for the head barman who’s quite easy on the eye and likes to do the rounds chatting up the clientele. The staff at The Player clearly live up to their name.

The Player, 8 Broadwick Street, W1F 8HN

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