My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to be invited to go to Mahiki by her friend for a birthday of another friend (confusing right?). We of course said yes and our names were put on the guest list.
For anyone that doesn’t know, Mahiki is a super trendy nightclub/bar in Mayfair, London. Regulars include Prince Harry. We got to the club just before 9 (half an hour early) and walked down to the bar. As the name suggests the club is tiki themed. We were surprised that there were seats available but realised that this was probably because we were quite early.
The three of us (me, girlfriend and her friend) decided that whilst we wait for the others that we would indulge in one of the sharing cocktails. We ordered a ‘Bikini Blast’ since it served three which came in at £26 plus service – so £30 almost.
This is considered cheap as after 9.30, prices are hiked up even more!The cocktail consisted of watermelon, pineapple and tequila with a shot of some very strong substance in the middle. The verdict: It was ok, not the greatest cocktail.
The rest of the party then appeared and we were moved to our reserved table. The table was awarded with a complimentary drink – ‘Mahiki Treasure Chest’ (which costs a staggering £150!!) This price for this drink was novel to us but didn’t phase other tables as other tables had ordered this a few times since we had arrived. The treasure chest serves 8 and contains punch, brandy, lime and sugar. It is brought to the table with a sparkler and is finished with a bottle of Moet. It was tasty but you’d hope so for that price (Also the birthday boy paid which was very nice of him).
Although the treasure chest is one of the signature drinks and costs £150, it’s not the most expensive – that would be the ‘Mahiki Ocean Sweeper’ that comes in at a whooping £400! The Ocean Sweeper contains ‘50 strong and fruity shots’ and is served on a surf board. We saw one all night! Who buys 50 shots for £400?!? Obviously someone did.
It addition to the drinks, the birthday boy had also booked a karaoke room. Yes this club even has a karaoke room! Whilst in the room we ordered our last cocktails of the night. I had a ‘Monkey Brains’ – rum, Chambord, banana liqueur, pineapple lime and bitters which was served in a monkey head. It was amazing! My girlfriend had Mai Tai – which was also really good but wasn’t served in anything interesting.
We then danced for a little bit and went our merry way.
So the verdict. Expensive club (which was not unexpected) with a wide range of novelty but pretty tasty cocktails!!
Would I go again? Yes! Definitely. Loved it.
Sticking to the theme of tiki – here is a carribean dessert – awesome!
125g unsalted butter, diced, plus extra for greasing
225g self raising flour
Pinch of salt
125g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
Zest and juice of 2 limes
For the topping:
Juice of 2 limes
100g caster sugar
Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.
Grease a loaf tin
Mix flour and salt together in a large bowl.
Rub the butter in the mixture, until it resembles breadcrumbs (it honestly does resemble breadcrumbs)
Stir in the sugar
Add the eggs, lime zest and juice.
Spoon the cake mix into the loaf tin.
Cook for 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes and remove it from the tin.
Mix the lime juice and sugar together
Fork all over the cake.
Pour the topping over.