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Trailer Happiness (Bar)

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177 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2DY
Cuisine: [Other/Unclassified]
Tel: 0207 727 2700 (after 4pm) | Email to Trailer Happiness | Transport: Ladbroke Grove | Write review

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1) Plenty of fish.com lied. Hours spent trawling through their site without hooking a single goldfish. Need a plan B.

2) A friend had heard unsubstantiated rumours that Julia Roberts likes to walk along Portobello Market, looking through old books and sipping on expensive lattes. Maybe you might spot her at Trailer Happiness imbibing their famous tiki cocktails?

3) With inflatable dolls and palm trees at the entrance, this quirky London bar is hard to miss. Strolling down, you quickly notice how retro and kitsch this place is: 1960s carpet; retro Hollywood glam murals; and apple green leather swivel chairs.

4) Although no Hollywood actresses in sight, the wonderful server, Rebecca, would definitely be a worthy auditionee to become one. She has elocution and execution.

5) Eye contact. It might be a small issue, but it matters. Rebecca sits with you, makes recommendations and takes orders at eye level, instead of being a prima donna looking down on her hapless clientele.

6) First cocktail she recommends is the Trailer Colada, an exciting twist on the Pina Colada. It comes served in a coconut shell complete with coconut incense. Perhaps Rebecca is trying to remind you that you've forgotten to put on your aftershave?

7) Next recommendation: the prawn dumplings. Probably unlike you, it’s fresh and thin-skinned. However, it’s incredibly slippery, like fishing with chopsticks. Practise, practise, practise at home first with your takeaway chopsticks before contemplating a formal date here.

8) Order the Dia de Los Muertos. Anything that says Ilegal Mezcal and blood orange demands to be noticed. It's breezy, citrus taste will release your tongue-tied mouth and make for more fruitful conversations.

9) The bar is in a dark basement and it might be early post-work on a Friday afternoon, but people keep streaming in. They might be hoping to stumble upon Julia, but they’re more likely after some exotic tiki cocktails. Few places make them as well as Trailer Happiness in London and at such affordable prices.

10) There are still plenty of fish around, just make sure you are looking in the right pond.
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Customer Reviews for Trailer Happiness

Average (based on 3 votes): 3 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“The best cocktail offering around. Talented bartenders share their knowledge with you to create drinks suited to your personal taste. Cool but relaxed and excellent value.”
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Kate, London (14 years 24 days ago)

“wicked bar just off portobello rd.. excellent cocktail list, friendly staff, and even table service... drinks are about £6.50 but worth the price.. Go on a wednesday or thursday night.. you wont get in on a friday unless you are on a guest list.. nice unisex toilets too.. about an 8.5/10 in my books..”
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Paul, [ Unknown ] (14 years 2 months 18 days ago)

“Top bar... lovely drinks in a funky enviroment with pro bartenders with NO ATTITUDE! Go for the Fire & Ice or the Grapefruit Julep... awesome DJ on a thursday who plays nothing but cover versions... sounds a bit dull until you hear the Hindi version of Sympathy for the Devil or the salsa version of LA Woman... best bar I have been to in W London! 5 Stars”
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david, [ Unknown ] (14 years 3 months 11 days ago)

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