There is a tavern in London that has the most amazing afternoon parties. My friends and I would go there whenever I visited, which for a while was close to every eight weeks. For me, it was the most fun I ever had on Sundays. Things would start up around 5 p.m. and we’d boogie and shake our “groove things” until 11 p.m. then leave the tavern happy as clams after our mega dance workout. It honestly was the best!
And I never thought that I would find a replacement for that Sunday afternoon fun but there are two Sunday brunches in town that really feel more like Saturday night than simply a lazy Sunday afternoon — Shiro in UB City and Love Shack!
If you haven’t been to Love Shack you definitely need to check it out. It’s like shabby-chic meets loungy beach house. Most everything is whitewashed and panelled or made of wood but then there are massive cushions on comfy chairs or benches, chandeliers and fabrics draped from the ceiling. All of these things alone are not big deal but together it creates a simple elegance that is missing in your average beach house.
Love Shack’s brunch includes unlimited cocktails and beer as well as an assortment of dishes to fill the belly. The food at Love Shack isn’t on par with the fine dining establishments we normally review but that’s not why you’d go to Love Shack for brunch — you go for the beach party ambiance and the music!
In fact, what is amazing is the energy and the people! The first time I went I was amazed at how cool brunch could be at Love Shack. Partially because it can last SOOOO much longer than the other brunches because their after brunch party starts up immediately after…and partially because it just feels cool to be partying with the sun out and sunglasses on because – although there’s no direct sunlight – the open architecture of the bar and the lack of glass windows makes you want to wear shades, trust me.
The resident DJ gets the party started from 12pm to 4pm, making chilling out and lounging with good friends even better. But from 4pm on, the party continues and the night kicks in and goes until 11pm. From time to time, Love Shack brings in amazing guest DJs who makes it 100% impossible to sit still. My favourite Sundays there so far – the ones that kept me on my feet and dancing my ass off – have been with Dualist Inquiry (http://www.facebook.com/dualistinquiry) and the Sunday that DJ Whosane! was there (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dj-Whosane-exclamation-mark/155513197825678).
Love Shack FB page: https://www.facebook.com/loveshack.restobar
Opening times: 12 – 4pm
What I liked best: The venue and the party atmoshere are what make Love Shack stand out. For casual fun in a setting that makes you want to melt into the cushions or shake your tail feathers…this is it.
What I liked least: No Champagne served. Lacks the variety that is commonplace elsewhere. No “luxury” service, quality or attention to detail, and lack of fully fluent English speaking staff at times.
Cost: Rs. 999 +tax, which includes unlimited food and the typical mocktails and soft drinks and a menu full of unlimited cocktails and Budweiser beer.
(reviewer Angela Carson)