What’s not to love?
However, from 11pm, things shift up a gear. The music is turned up, a DJ gets behind the decks in the huge glowing skull, and all hell lets loose! The party gets well and truly started and everyone hits the dance floor. Staff in outrageous outfits put on eye popping shows, tequila shots are delivered by toy train to the VIP area and Mayan pyramids and Day of the Dead inspired cocktails are flowing, every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Watch out for Muertos Mondays, which often come with Ferraris and Lamborghinis parked outside, or start the weekend early with Madhouse Thursday, inspired by pop culture, film classics, 80s nostalgia and the current trend for political commentary. This event sees performers surprise guests with mad renditions of famous music stars, actors, politicians and icons with silly performances that challenge iconic historical moments, from Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un, to Conor McGregor vs Khabib fight, to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and ET.
The man behind it all is nightlife entrepreneur Alain Dona, partner at Tonteria. He spent his twenties working in the famous clubs and restaurants in Cannes and St Tropez. At 28, Alain came to London to take the role of VIP manager Mayfair’s Whisky Mist, and in 2012 Alain co-created the concept of Tonteria bringing his high profile clients with him. The likes of Tom Hardy, Will.I.Am, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and Jesse J have all frequented the VIP area. It’s also a royal hotspot visited by Prince William, Prince Harry, and Princess Eugenie.
This place is not for the faint-hearted!