Welcome to The Cuban Embassy: home of an outstanding rum collection, incredible live music and an infamously wild bottomless brunch.
Cuban by name, Cuban by nature, this well-known Moseley destination takes inspiration from the bars of La Habana (Cuba) and it’s legendary party atmosphere. Outside, a bust of a bull (remaining from the venues former life as the old-school Bull’s Head pub) is unashamedly painted in the colours of the Cuban flag, marking the destination as a clear Cuban hangout. In fact, this painted bull’s head has become an iconic figure for this spot, and you’ll find it’s simple silhouette in various locations throughout the space. And it doesn’t take long to pick up on the party vibe, as live music permeates to the outside of the space, absorbing you in a world of music and energy before you even set foot in the door.
To get in the zone, you’ll want to jump on a bit of rum action. The Cuban Embassy boasts an unbeatable collection, with over 120 different types of rums from producers across the globe. From names you know (Havana Club Selection De Maestros might ring a bell) to more premium and rare libations (order the Santa Teresa Bicentenario if you’re feeling plush), they’ve got the lot. Every single rum can be enjoyed on its own (if that’s your sort of thing), but we reckon they’re best mixed in The Cuban Embassy’s ingenious Cuban cocktail selection. For first timers at The Cuban Embassy, you’ve got to get your hands on the “Authentic Havana Style Mojito” made with Havana Club 3 year old, fresh lime, sugar, mint, sparkling water, angostura bitters. And for those really looking to kick the night up a notch, order “El Castro”: a serious blend of Havana Club Selección de Maestros, Dubonnet, sugar, and orange bitters.
When it comes to the eats, the Cuban feel is just a prevalent. Cubanos (a grilled sandwich made with classic Cuban style bread) are served stuffed with hot honey roasted ham, black bean fritters, or crispy fish alongside fried plantain, tortilla chips and a smoky bean salad. You can get some mighty burgers too; order the jerk chicken burger if this is the path you’re taking - it’s a spot on portion of succulent jerk chicken smothered in lime aioli and sweet onion relish, with a side of remarkable shoestring fries.
The Cuban Embassy is as feel good as you can imagine. Leave those negative vibes at the door and get ready to dance ‘til you drop.