While Tonteria, when translated in English means foolishness, we find the word so unfitting for this classy and kitschy latest venture of Guy Pelly, the same man behind the legendary Whisky Mist and Mahiki, and not to mention the best friend of the princes. You will also feel like you have been transported into a hacienda in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico without even boarding a plane. How do we get in, you ask? Tonteria guestlist is the answer.
Tonteria, in all honesty, is like no club you have ever experienced before. The club is by the same person who owns Mahiki and Whisky Mist but the vibe of Tonteria is completely different. The club is very eclectic but follows a theme; Mexican. This is why you will spot drink names on the menu which remind you of the Mexican culture such as ‘The Lucky Luchador’, ‘The Mayan Pyramid’ and more. Other than that, the club is known for its delicious tequila shots and tapas menu which people seem to enjoy. The décor at the club is gorgeous and gives you a feel of like you’re in another world; life-size train sets and giant vases and whatnot are strewn all over the place. With the capacity of only 200 people, the club tends to be very picky about who they allow inside which is why you need to make sure you either book a VIP table or go early. You can learn more about the VIP tables below so you know what you need to do in order to get one before they are fully booked.
The club is located at 7-12 Sloane Square and is very easy to find. Once you tell your taxi driver about the club, they will take you to the location immediately. There are certain landmarks in the area as well, Apollo Victoria which you should keep your eyes peeled for.
VIP Table Guide
VIP Tables at Tonteria kind of hard to come by and the only way to ensure that you get one is to make sure you book one as early as you can. The VIP tables sell out because of the fact that they are scarce, the club can only have 200 people inside at a time which means a lot of people try to get a VIP table to ensure entry into the club. The VIP tables also ensure you have a good time at the club since the staff at the club make sure they cater best to those who are seated in the VIP booths. The Standard tables at Tonteria go for 500 pounds for 3 guests and 1000 pounds for 10 guests. While the VIP tables cost 1000 pounds for 3 guests while for 10 guests it goes up to 2000 pounds. The prices are pretty much in line with the prices of other clubs found in the area and around London.
The bottle service at the club is pretty great. Your bill will depend solely on what you order; if you order a cheaper standard drink like vodka the bill will be considerably less than if you order a premium drink such as champagne.
The Dress Code
Like clubs around the world, Tonteria has a standard that it vigilantly maintains. This is why it asks patrons to be dressed smartly; men should be in sharp formal jackets and women should be wearing nice dresses with heels. Absolutely no casual shoes allowed for anyone at the venue.
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