Mish Mash reviews
by spark, 22 Oct 2011
by sken, 24 Jan 2011
From the off, I liked the way it was really easy to book a space when I emailed and the free fizz on arrival was much appreciated too. When I arrived I had a good-sized booth reserved, ideal as a base camp for our party and made it easy for everyone to mingle and mix. The bar itself is gorgeous without being pretentious, the decor is beautiful, the big screen a nice touch. I didn't go to the bar myself (which is how it should be on your birthday) but a few friends said how friendly the bar staff were and the drinks were delicious. Even security were polite and patient as we were last to leave! But most of all I LOVED the music, which I think added to the real party atmosphere of everyone just being super-friendly and up for a good time.
by MissyMelliott, 08 Apr 2009
Excellent venue for a big night on a Friday/Saturday with friends. Very good cocktails, even till late, and a very useful reservation/guest list system. Be warned though - not for the faint hearted on a late Saturday night!
by Anonymous, 09 Jan 2007
Clapham High Street and Junction are full of style bars, most of which are full every weekend with the kind of cocky, arrogant young professional that gives the area a bad name. Yes, Mish Mash is a style bar and isn't the cheapest place in the world... but how refreshing that the majority who pay a visit are nice, down-to-earth people who are just out for a good time. The atmosphere is always great - something that can be attributed to the 80s/90s and funky house music policy and 2 for 1 cocktails.
People really should take Mish Mash for what it is - an unpretentious, fun destination bar that doesn't take itself too seriously!
by Jimmy Leigh, 25 Sep 2006
by Grown Up, 08 Jul 2006
Firstly the drinks - too expensive, expected in London but they have a happy hour right? Right, but it takes more than a tight 25% off a jug of cocktails to make me happy. Secondly the sound system cut-outs were far too frequent. I've got an old Alba stereo system in the loft that could do a better job.
Now off the hating and onto the loving. I organised a guest list and reserved area on-line and when we turned up it was all in place. The manageress was very accommodating and the bar staff friendly. It is quite an intimate place and felt a bit like a house party, which in turn probably created a friendly atmosphere. The amount of people was just right. As for the music, the DJ played a nice mix of funk, soul, r 'n' b and house - definitely suitable for the 25-35 south London set.
All in all I would say if you're holding a party this is a great choice - just get everyone there on time and maybe choose a Friday rather than a Saturday.
by mossy, 24 Nov 2005
Why does it work? All the usuals: super decor and cocktails are there but lots of bars have that. The late licence till 2am and very party-orientated 80/90s music are both very important too but lots of bars have that too.
What really makes it work is the incredible atmosphere. It sounds like a cliche but everyone is so very happy and there's a friendly atmosphere and that feeling is infectious. Also everyone seems to be like-minded 20-30 something, up for it professionals out for a good time (sounds snobbish I know). This is what sets it apart form other bars in Clapham/Battersea. Will it last? Have to wait and see.
Gripes: Needs more air con, could do with a second floor/chill out area. And if you are going at the weekend it's not the right option for a quiet drink. 3am would be better than 2am.
by Plato, 11 Nov 2005
by alison delight, 05 Oct 2005
by CrazySteve, 04 Sep 2005
Really good cocktails with a nice bit of cheesy 80s/90s which got everyone going later on. I do not know who designed the place but he needs to lay off the LSD - multicoloured lights, sofas and wallpaper - it's a very weird combination but somehow it works (although I had had a few cocktails by then).
The 2am licence let us dance into the small hours of the night and I would recommend Mishmash over the more run of the mill stuff on Clapham High Street especially if you are having a private party or reserved area. Any gripes? Not really I suppose the drinks are pretty expensive and I am not keen on toilet attendants (what do they do?) but that's par for the course for style bars & clubs and Mishmash is a lot cheaper than other West End bars I know. Overall a first rate venue. Good luck to them. I will be back.
by Colin, 05 Aug 2005
The venue's vibe is very much 20-30 something well dressed professionals which may not be to everyone's taste (but is great for me). They also do have a pretty strict door policy and have seen quite a lot of beered up blokes being turned away at the door - something which I def. approve of as I really dislike leery blokes.
Very amused by some of the other reviews especially from the guy who go turned away at the door who seems to have written most of them!
Mishmash is one of, if not the, most popular bars in Clapham and Battersea currently, precisely because it is fussy about who they let in. Keep it up.
by Julia, 23 Jul 2005
I think it is an over hyped heap of poop. Apparently it is the same owners as living/redstar , which doesn't surprise me... same lack of vie as their other bars, rude bouncers, poor service / rude staff and most of all the crappiest nights I have had out in ages. You need to mashed to survive Mish Mash.
by soothsayer, 06 Jul 2005
The owner must think the good people of clapham are an easy target to coin it and leg it out of the country. Bunch of wan*ers. Bring back real ale and sawdust floors I say.
by Mr Winging Bastard (3 reviews), 13 May 2005
by Anonymous, 30 Apr 2005
by Anonymous, 19 Mar 2005
I was there, and then I was gone, where I then headed up to Notting Hill to slide with those that really know how to do it! I think Mish Mash will only be good if there is a big sign on the door saying "CLOSED". Tay!
by Anonymous, 14 Mar 2005
Nice cocktails as well.
by Frankie, 04 Jan 2005
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