"A happy hour loving, cheekily titled, cocktail fun palace!"Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
The last time we popped into Zigfrid Von Underbelly it was very much like rocking up in a version of nightlife hell. Men clad in suits and loosened ties queued five deep at the bar, screams could be heard celebrating each and every dreadful glitch of commercial house and it was boiling hot. Luckily, we gave up and visited again on another occasion, which means that we can attest to this being a venue of two halves.
For some, the idea of the after work party crowd going hell for leather in Zigfrid Von Underbelly in Hoxton Square is possibly an attractive prospect. However, others can be buoyed by the fact that on our next visit, the venue was straight up fun – with a Carnival after party filled with good-timers, dressed casually and in a temperature not nearly as hot as hell.
Zigfrid Von Underbelly clearly has a name that when written too many times becomes ‘one of those words’ that ceases to make sense when you say them too much. But we’ll skip over that. It is a sharing platter, burger and big sandwiches type of place. A happy hour, cheekily titled cocktail fun palace! The venue is a mixture between an old Roadhouse style party venue, a creative hub and a Wetherspoon; a mix that somehow works. You’ll find battered chesterfields, street art styling’s on the walls, big screens, weird tiki statues, plus an intimate live music venue in the basement.
If you’re a fan of wild dancing, cocktail sharing, bass heavy fun times then Zigfrid Von Underbelly will take care of your night. The art and creative nature of the venue takes a backseat these days but hey ho, they do a rum punch big enough to share!
T.A.O reviewed Zigfrid Von Underbelly Bar and Restaurant on Fri 20 Sep 2013