Wednesday 23 March 2005 6.57pm
What about the Townhouse in Chelsea - can get a bit busy, but nice drinks and I think you can reserve a table ? It's really nice, very like the Player, but not what I would call memorable in the way that M&H is. http://www.lab-townhouse.com/
For upscale date elegance - the Champagne Bar at the Great Eastern Hotel (but can be a bit full of suits during the week).
More quirky is the Brixtonian Havana Club in Brixton - colourful, carnival atmosphere but you need to like rum or mojitos to get the most out of the experience !
Garlic and Shots on Frith Street is mad fun, totally eccentric but absolutely not date material (it's a rock metal hangout)