Converting a space that once housed a somewhat dodgy curry joint, owners Kelly and Ash Cooke have created a modern twist on old Britannia with one of the finest all frills, no fuss cocktail bars around: Hercules Morse. The space is clean and crisp, fun and open, and there are numerous seating options to suit your mood.
The menu is filled with inspired creations care of Brad Cooke (formerly of Chin Chin), like the ‘Nanna Morse’s Cuppa’ served in the finest china, or whiskey served with fig and cigar syrup. There’s also one heck of a beer collection.
In the menu, thematically, Britain rules with the Morse chip butty, fish fingers on toast and the fresh oysters served with gin and tonic jelly. For something a little more filling, there’s a decadent but reasonably priced collection of dishes to share on the Graze section of the menu.
Although it was named after a four-legged character children’s author Lynley Dodd’s Hairy Maclary series, Hercules Morse has garnered a cult following of its own.