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First Aid Box

4.5
21 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions

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About

Chris Edwards and Dave Tregenza, owners of Salts of The Earth drinks consultancy and award winning cocktail bar and restaurant The Shrub & Shutter are excited to introduce their newest venture, situated in Herne Hill, South London.

The concept is health, nutrition and doctors’ orders but with our own unusual alcohol based twist. First Aid Box serves from 5pm daily, with the exception of Saturdays, where Alchemy coffee, Jing tea and fresh juices are available throughout the day, with the addition of our health inspired cocktails long into the evening.

Our menu includes dishes with fish and meat from local suppliers the Pished Fish and Jones the Butchers and cheese & charcuterie from Harvey and Brockless.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary European, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 23:00
Friday: 17:00 - midnight
Saturday: 09:00 - midnight (brunch from 10:00)
Sun:17:00-23:00
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Phone number
020 7274 6409
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Boustead & Bidois
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Public Transit
Herne Hill train station, no. 3, 37, 196 buses
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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5.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Great drinks, food and atmosphere, check out the speak easy style bar "Blinders" on the weekends which has a different cocktail list from the team behind Shrub and Shutter, and the small plates on the evening menu are great, the brunch options are epic, and very reasonably priced to, my favourite neighbourhood hang out by far.

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4.0Dined on 28 October 2017

I organised a birthday meal for my wife and friends and had a pleasant time here. The staff are great, there isn't much room where we were near the front door, the cocktails were quirky and fun and we particularly enjoyed the Oysters, delicious. Good for something a bit different.

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4.0Dined on 10 October 2017

It was my first time visiting First Aid Box and I really enjoyed it.

Cocktails was tasty.

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4.0Dined on 8 September 2017

Great location for cocktails with friends! Great service!!

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4.0Dined on 24 August 2017

As I will be moving to the area I chose this place for my partner and i's weekly date night and I will definitely be visiting again. amazing food with a lovely atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2017

We visited First Aid Box for dinner and cocktails before a gig and would definitely recommend it to others. The cocktails were fantastic. There was a very wide variety which made choosing only two much harder and the quality of the ingredients and presentation was outstanding!

From the food menu we would highly recommend the steak tacos and the chicken in a bun. Our only request would be for a wider range of desserts!

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5.0Dined on 18 July 2017

We had fantastic non-alcoholic cocktails. Very much enjoyed a casual evening in the first aid.

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2017

Really pretty cocktails and plates of food, visited midweek for a laid back birthday dinner and enjoyed great service. Overall lovely experience

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2017

Best cocktails around (the peanut butter colada was delicious) and great service!

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2017

Great range of nicely presented cocktails. We had a few of the 'bites' which were all delicious and three of them were enough for the two of us. Service from waiter was exceptional - he was very friendly and made good suggestions.

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3.0Dined on 15 March 2017

Quirky little place, might go there again for a cocktail.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2017

Great little gem with creative food & cocktails using quality ingredients and the imagination! Brilliant soul playlist while we were there and friendly bar staff! A great night out! X

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2017

Had a lovely date night here and thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. Enjoy the medical themed drinks :-)

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2017

A fun, imaginative cocktail and food menu. Definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2017

F.A.B. Scott!! This is one of the best places in London. Had an awesome evening for a birthday - sparkling cocktails and superb food - the aubergine and egg salad was out of this world!!!

Thanks for all the staff for an exceptional evening!

THIS IS A MUST!

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5.0Dined on 18 January 2017

We visited that place few times with a short break! And here is the reason why!
An amazing coctails, food ( better to say snaks)is simply delicious!

Staff remembered us , it was so lovely, we even got a nice complimentary cocktails.

Coctails are great! With an creative way to serve!
Yummy coctails!
Thanks

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2017

Amazing find. Super cool experimental cocktails and flavoursome food.

We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on 10 December 2016

This was the second time ive been to 1st aid box and will be a third one pretty soon!nice that the cocktail and foos menu was not exactly the same as the first time and that the quality is still there to high standards!lovely cocktails, super tasty food and an amazing team!!the guys working there made our experience enjoyable and fun!!well done first aid!!(again☺️)

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5.0Dined on 3 December 2016

Love this place (and the Shrub and Shutter). Fantastic cocktails, great quality of food and a good atmosphere. Cocktails so good that you drink so many that the bill is always expensive!

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2016

Chris and the team at First Aid Box offer genuine hospitality in a great local bar / restaurant with outstanding cocktails, tasty food and a cool vibe. We've visited since they opened on all sorts of occasions: date night, my wife had a birthday cocktail making masterclass with her girlfriends, we've been early evening for dinner with our kids... Love this place

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5.0Dined on 1 December 2016

God, I adore this place. Their cocktails are so quirky and inventive and just downright fun. They now seem to have the chef from Shrub & Shutter on semi-permanent loan, which is great as his food is the perfect complement to the drinks (mainly sharing-type dishes, best tonight were the mini fishcakes). Lovely new waiter (Louis?/Lewis?) was a plus and perfectly reflected our somewhat silly vibe that night. It really is the ideal neighbourhood bar, and, (useless information I know if this does not apply to you...) the fact that it is very local to me makes me very happy. I came here the very first night it opened, drop in periodically, and the only way it has ever disappointed me is when it was just too full one time and they couldn't fit us in....

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