A subterranean CBD saloon that knows all the hits back to front, and plays them to a tee.

Were it not for a sheet of A4 paper with a picture of a fox in a party hat taped to a sliding glass door, you’d have no idea Foxtrot Unicorn was there. And missing out would be a pity, because nights on the tiles don’t get much better than down in this cavernous former bank vault flooded with timber, taxidermy and seriously good hooch.

Classic cocktails are the calling card here, given depth and detail from a crack team led by Dimitri Rtshiladze, Dyllan Balm and our Bartender of the Year Shirley Yeung. Popcorn sneaks into a Piña Colada, banana convincingly rounds out a Boulevardier, and a duo of Scotches washed in beeswax breathes new life into an Old Fashioned brightened by salted honey and cherry bitters.

Popcorn sneaks into a Piña Colada while fresh banana convincingly rounds out a Boulevardier, and a duo of Scotches washed in beeswax breathes new life into an Old Fashioned brightened by salted honey and cherry bitters.

It’s just as easy to get lost in the back bar as it is the vintage memorabilia sprawled across the walls, and it’s even harder to resist the call of Jessica Arnott’s ever-changing list of jaffles, stuffed with the likes of shepherd’s pie or butter chicken.

Throw in a sing-along soundtrack that spans The Stones, Sharon Jones and CCR, and it’s little wonder minutes quickly turn to hours in what already feels like an institution in the making.