Three Sheets

Chiselling the bar experience back to its fundamentals of great drinks and warm service is Three Sheets. At its heart is a no-nonsense approach – once you’re in Noel and Max Venning’s Dalston bar, it’s easy from start to finish. A small, clutter-free bar surrounded by a handful of seats, the décor is exposed brick and marble and the menu effortless to navigate. Ordered by strength, each section – be it One, Two or Three Sheets – offers a trio of cocktails, which rotate as and when new creations surpass what came before. That means the bar’s famed conquest of the classic French 75 is a fixture. Gin, clarified lemon, Moscato and orange flower are carbonated to form an almost sparkling wine-like result. It’s a drink for the cocktail enthusiast and cynic alike. New to the menu though is the bar’s take on a Mojito – gone is the forest of mint, lime and crushed ice and in its place a clear long drink with cacao and absinthe. Three Sheets takes the framework of cocktails, but plays around with the ingredients.