Lizard Lounge, Woodford – Cocktail heaven in Essex

I have minimal cocktail bar experience in Essex, so if this place is indication of the type of experience I will have, I am sold. I already have a love of the food with some of faves being Pivaz, La Sala and La Nostra. Now I have a bar I can go and enjoy some super cocktails at. I know some of the places have a bar in them, but sometimes a standalone drinking place is what you need.


Lizard Lounge is a great pre-dinner drinks place for Ninos which I visited recently for dinner. It is a cute bar with a team confidently executing drinks for its relaxed clientele. We sat at the bar and of course, my cocktail of choice was the Bourbon. This was a smoky Bourbon, made with theatrics which were necessary and not a cheap stunt.

Our expert girl bartender executed serious girl power curating some wonderful cocktails for us. I went for a blended old fashioned with a mixture of bourbon and rye whisky, finished off with a cloud of smokiness. Sam Vanilla went for a Singapore sling with gin, Benedictine, Cointreau, pineapple juice and a splash of bitters.


Great marketing idea having a little note attached to your glass encouraging you to share love where love is due, would be even better I they had the handle on it for ease.

I suspect it gets busier in here later in the evening. When you google pics you certainly see the crowds it can attract.

Lizard Lounge
186 – 188 George Lane
E18 1AY

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