No longer a sneaky upstairs hideaway, Madame Fling Flong has taken over the ground floor of what was once a fairly sparse and inhospitable space. In the process, the new downstairs area hasn't quite emulated the mystique of the first floor room, but its popularity continues unwavered by meshing the distinctly warm and cool spaces. You can still experience decent cocktails, with the addition of a tapas-style menu. Upstairs (head along the left side on the ground floor to find the staircase) the room is still dominated by the wonderful yet hodge-podge collection of couches and chairs: some antique, some old, some very pre-loved. It's perfect for a more cosy encounter. For people watching, pull up a seat downstairs and watch the passing human traffic of Newtown.
In brief: Madame Fling FlongBest things: Intimate spaces, a food menu that is a panacea to Newtown's plague of Thai outlets. Don't miss: Upstairs on a winter's night or Sunday evening Ideal for: Small groups, catch-ups with friends, dates Date tip: Upstairs - grab a couch on the side but try to keep away from the bar as it can feel a little like people are standing over you Gripes: The tapas-style portions can seem a bit small. Rating: 8/10
Last updated: November 2015
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