Spiritual Caipirinha Bar

Yes, 2010 really is here now, but that’s no reason to miss out on celebrating the good things 2009 brought us. One of them was delivered to London just before the year ended: Spiritual Bar, a place specialising in caipirinhas (and lots of them!) opened its doors on the 1st of December in Camden Town.

In charge of the kitchen is Pietro Rocha, former chef at Guanabara and previously at the famous Copacabana Palace in Rio. He’s the one to blame for the prime cuts of South American steak (£11 or £12, depending on the cut) with luscious garlic mushrooms and roasted sweet potatoes (£1.50 each). Here’s how his dinner system works: customers choose from aubergine, grilled salmon or sirloin steaks, among others, then mix and match with the sides, if and as many as they want. Quite democratic.

If you’re not up to a whole meal, there’s also the option of nibbles, like the melting beef pot (with gravy, onions and bread, perfect to share, £7), which are great for the ground floor, with lounge music during the week and DJs on Fridays and Saturdays (check the full calendar of events on their website).

And saving the best for last, the stars of the house: the delicious caipirinhas made with real fruit, such as lemon, berries and passion fruit will make you a complete and devoted fan of Spiritual, not least of all because from 5pm to 7pm, Mon-Fri, they only cost £3.

Now, that’s what we call a happy hour!

4 Ferdinand St, NW1 8ER
Chalk Farm
0207 485 6791

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