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Powder Keg Diplomacy

147 St John's Hill | Clapham, London sw111tq, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
+44 20 7450 6457
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Ranked #1,576 of 17,997 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Neighborhood: Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: With a menu tailored to showcase the best of seasonal British food from both land and sea Powder Keg Diplomacy sits quietly south of the river wooing foodies and cocktail enthusiasts alike to come crash on our shores. Our chefs work tirelessly to sew each seasons offerings together into beautiful mouth-watering morsels to tease and please the tongue and tummy. We aim to provide ever changing offerings from each corner of the British Isles. Whether it's a light bite before gallivanting about town, food for thought on a first date, or fuel for fun on your fifteenth our kitchen will have something to suit your mood.With the best of craft brewing on offer from home and the colonies, beer geeks in front and behind the bar spin tales over ales and sample the dizzying highs of new world hops alongside the darker, deeper, more dangerous bubbles from Britain's best breweries, and when available turn an ear or two discussing our own forays into the beer making world.Wine enthusiasts don't go un-catered to either. Some might think being a colonial themed venue might hem us in on our wine offerings but those who think that would be wrong. Come in and turn your noses up in the esters and aromas billowing off our offerings from across England and the New World. South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, America and India. Supplemented with some heavy hitters from the old world, our menu should have a delight for even the most discerning palate.Colonial inspiration and seasonality come to a head in our cocktail menu. Not only do we throw around terms like "twist on a classic" and "signature serve," we re-temper them with meaning. With seasonally rotated infusions, shrubs, liquors, bitters, and sodas our 'Rifle Club Bar' does its utmost to provide a menu befitting the style and atmosphere of our surroundings. With everything from our South African interpretation on a dark and stormy to a martini with ingredients sourced from across the empire; if we can't tempt you in for a "night before", our exceptional Bloody Marys should see you through the "morning after."To top off what we have on our menu our staff aim to provide the best in fine dining experience without the stiff upperlipary you might expect in a restaurant of our calibre. Relax and enjoy what Powderkeg has to offer, and try to ignore the Canadian.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

great atmosphere, great service, brilliant cock-tails, will be definitely coming back here again!! the cock-tails tasted really good, made with expertise and with care....

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love it here, the atmosphere is great, the drinks menu is so extensive and the cocktail menu is fab! I cant believe its on my door step! I have yet to eat here, because as a vegeterian the menu isnt good.. but im happy going here dor drinks. its hard to get a seat on busy times on the... More 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I love this bar, it's a great little place for a mid-week drink, although you must be prepared to share tables and snap up any available pew, as it's a popular place. The staff are friendly and attentive and the cocktails are wonderfully adventurous and innovative. I love the new 'Winter Warmer' selection and the chance to try something new... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Was shocked and disgusted to be confronted by the waitress when leaving!!! We ordered some drinks after enquiring what time they close. We were told we had sufficient time to finish our drinks however not five minutes later we were asked to leave. Our bill was over a hundred pounds which was not a problem but we were served by... More 

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Sutton, Surrey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

3 of us went, 2 had starters, we shared 2 bottles of wine and a main each. Came to £45 each. Service was excellent, the staff were spot on with their service. The food was excellent although my fiends mashed potato was cold.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Nice friendly pub with a good atmosphere and great selection of beers. Had dinner there the other night and was not so impressed. Food was nice but very over priced for the quality and more importantly the quantity. i had been meaning to eat there for a while and on Thursday we had thought why not. I do like coming... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I probably visit the PKD once a month, they have the best breakfast and Bloody Mary. I definitely recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Quirky, fun and great service, if you live in this area, please check this place out. Be warned on weekend it is best to book if you want to dine. Cocktails interesting, but excellent selection of beer choices, including Little Creatures (to those of us that are Aussie). I plan on coming back and I live north side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have been here a few times and like the experience and the cocktails are great too. The seating area is quite small and what with reservations makes for less seating for other customers. Annoying when the tables are empty and you have to stand for an hour or more. What adds to the annoyance is when there are empty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The food, the cocktails, the craft beers, the service - everything was fantastic. The guinea fowl was particularly good.

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Additional Information about Powder Keg Diplomacy

Address: 147 St John's Hill | Clapham, London sw111tq, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7450 6457
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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