How a Cocktail Evening Lead to one of London’s Coolest Bars

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“When world-renowned bartender and rum connoisseur Georgi Radev made cocktails for a small drinks party, it sparked a life-changing friendship and the beginnings of a new business.

Steve Kyprianou, who hosted the gathering on his Highbury roof terrace, said: “Georgi arrived with suitcases full of every kind of fresh tropical fruit, syrups, mixers and spirits and made the most sensational cocktails. A couple of weeks later I went to the Spirit of Tiki event that Georgi organised. It was amazing – he had transformed Regent’s Park into a tropical paradise! I talked to Georgi afterwards and he told me of his lifelong dream to open a bar. That’s when we joined with my close friend and neighbour Sam Robson to make it happen!”

Laki Kane’s décor features palm prints, bamboo, old bongo drums and a swinging chair. Each table is named after a different Polynesian, Indonesian, Thai or Caribbean island. There’s a laboratory on site where Georgi infuses rums with fabulous flavours and the bar service is superb – guests can call staff at the press of a button. There’s a simple menu offering delicious Thai food.

Their cocktails, which feature no-refined sugar, are phenomenal. They press their own sugar cane juice in-house and import the most unusual tropical fruits including jackfruit, soursop and cupuaçu. They are thought to be the first bar in the world to have their own micro rum distillery open to the public, on-site.

Laki Kane comes from the Polynesian translation for “Lucky People”. The bar opened amidst considerable industry hype. Georgi is known worldwide, and the business received extensive publicity. He has a strong following in America and Europe, with many of their guests travelling to visit them.”

Board Laki Kane Tropical Airways this New Year’s Eve and jet off to 2024 in tropical style!


bank holiday Monday 8th!

We're open an extra day and ready to celebrate with you!

We’re open on bank holiday Monday 8th for an extra day of Tropical fun with our Thai dining menu and limited Coronation red, white and blue inspired cocktails.

Drumz 'N DJ

Every Thursday we bring the Tropical Beats!

A new night of entertainment has landed! Our Tiki Drummer and Live DJ take the stage to transport your to paradise! Dine, Drink & Party!

Grab one of the tambourines and join in our new Tiki Night!