Nick House And Piers Adam Join With Sarah Harding And Tom Crane To Launch New Project In The City

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November will see the arrival of Kanaloa to the heart of the City of London. A Polynesian-themed tiki bar from the founders of Mahiki, the bar will transport visitors to an exotic paradise from the moment they walk through the doors.

Brought to London by the hugely successful partnership of Nick House and Piers Adam, as well as celebrity couple Sarah Harding and Tom Crane, the venue promises to be the capital’s ultimate party destination. Girls Aloud singer and unofficial party queen, Sarah Harding, along with DJ boyfriend, Tom Crane are keen to bring their wealth of knowledge about the London club scene.

Sarah Harding comments: “I am proud to be involved with such experienced entrepreneurs as Piers and Nick, and I am looking forward to the new and exciting venture that lies ahead.”

Kanaloa will offer guests not simply a bar but also a more relaxed approach to life. Kanaloa takes its name from the Tiki God of the Sea and draws many of its influences from those distant Polynesian shores. The bar will offer retro touches inspired by an endless summer to a Beach Boys soundtrack. Underlying the Kanaloa concept is the true spirit of egalitarianism, where every guest experiences the same laid back and fun-filled atmosphere and service no matter who they are.

Nick House comments: “Piers and I have both worked in the City and we felt there was a real need to create a sense of escapism and fun in an area that historically hasn’t had the benefit of high quality bars and nightclubs. We are extremely excited about the launch and are honoured to be working with a superstar like Sarah.”

Kanaloa has been designed along the lines of a laid back tropical island with fresh flowers, lush plants and colourful furnishings. Design features include tiki carvings, bamboo and a wooden bridge enticing guests from the reception area into the heart of the Kanaloa island experience. A long black bamboo bar will be a key feature, surrounded by carved wooden pillars and attractively lit with lampshades made from exotic seashells. The lounge will have a crazy paving stone floor and rattan screens providing discreet hideaways placed at intervals throughout.

Party tribes who want to hula the night away on the dance floor will be able to head to the club area, featuring large elevated booths looking out over the action and a colour changing ceiling to reflect every mood. Musical Director and co-owner Tommy Crane will set the scene with a selection of fun and frivolous party anthems. Another feature of Kanaloa will be the Treetops, a rainforest styled retreat with giant palm trees, tropical leaf patterned walls, and rustic wooden planking. Guests can hide away in the branches at the top or sit in the shade of the palms underneath.

Drinks at Kanaloa will be truly exceptional and it will be one of the first major rum bars in the country, offering 140 different varieties. The drinks list has been created by Papa Jules, who has designed the drinks at Mahiki from day one and is the creator of their signature Mahiki rum. Bar Manager Rich Hunt won best UK bartender in 2008 and has assembled a superb team of mixologists who will ensure guests return time and time again. Cocktails will be made from freshly squeezed organic juices and exotic fruits and will be served in an appropriately fun and theatrical way.

Signature drinks will include the Kanaloa Kula, a heady mixture of Mahiki Rum, Lemon, Star Anise, Lime Sugar, Pomegranate juice and Vintage Spanish Sparkling Wine. Kanaloa’s sharing cocktails will be a star attraction with drinks such as Octopus Punch, which serves eight people and features Eldorado 12 Guyanese Rum, Nui Nui Spiced Syrup, Fresh Lemon, and Black Tea served in a bespoke Octopus punch bowl. For a truly sinister and indulgent experience, order the Dead Man’s Chest composed of Seven Tiki Gold Mascara Cherries, Fresh Lemon, Pomegranate and Apple Juices transfused with a carafe of blood red Claret and brought to your table by a full blown voodoo funeral procession from the bar to your table.

Food will be Pan-Asian inspired and delicacies will include Tempura Lobster with Wasabi Sauce, Chilli Salt Baby Squid with Lime Soy Sauce and Thai Green Chicken Broth with Sticky Coconut Rice.

Despite its location in the heart of the male-dominated financial district, Kanaloa will be a City bar that breaks the mould, aimed firmly at ladies. To achieve this there will be several female-friendly house rules and initiatives including; free entry for ladies, complimentary manicures, massages and makeovers.

Nick House and Piers Adam are the team behind the capital’s best-known bars and clubs, including Mahiki, Whisky Mist and The Punch Bowl, and attract an A-list crowd from an eclectic group of fashionistas, film stars, musicians and young royals.

Head down to Kanaloa this winter and experience endless summer.

18 Lime Office Court
Hill House
Shoe Lane

Web address:
Tel: 020 7842 0620

Opening Hours Mon-Fri: 4pm-3am – Saturdays: 9pm-3am