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14 September 2010

Drink at Bar Cubana

Bar Cubana, on Lower Marsh in Waterloo, is an atmospheric little Cuban Bar, which offers a range of Cuban food and drink. Your author is unsure exactly how it came to be, but it is claimed that Fidel Castro is a shareholder.

According to his blog, the Managing Director of the bar is Phillip Oppenheim, the former MP, who once served as a Government Minister and a Parliamentary Assistant to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Oppenheim lists Fidel Castro as a shareholder of the bar, and he himself is involved in trade with Cuba, importing rum and coffee from the country, as well as running the Carnival de Cuba, London's annual Carnival de Cuba. He is also a director of Waterloo Quarter, a business alliance regenerating Waterloo.

But let's not let all this detail distract us from the budget-friendly tropical cocktails, the two course £8.95 pre-theatre menu and the Salsa and Latin music on Wednesdays and Thursday.

For more, see http://www.cubana.co.uk/


  1. ha! i walked past this yesterday and thought it looked interesting. and now just seen it here... are you in my head?

  2. Um, I hope not, but who knows. Maybe I am just a figment of your imagination.

  3. Looks like a fun place to go! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I'm going here tonight on a hot date so it better be awesome :-)

  5. I very much hope this is your choice rather than my recommendation.

    I should never be put in a position where I have any responsibility for the success or failure of a burgeoning relationship.