It didn't take long for word to get around about La Kasbah (Basement 17, Hollywood Road, Central) - by the end of its first night, the place was thumping. It's a bar, it's a restaurant, it's one of the few places in town where you can relax with a drink while your feet tap away to some funky Arabic vibes. Doors opened two weeks ago and co-owner Simon Miller-Jones is delighted. 'We were amazed,' he said. 'We thought we'd just open it up and see how things go. But word had obviously spread fast as people were coming in all weekend.' La Kasbah opens from 6pm until around midnight on weekdays, but stays open later on weekends, depending on demand. The decor is imported from Marrakech and the beats come from Mo-rocco, Egypt, Turkey and Algeria. It's spacious and the bar is separated from the restaurant, making it an ideal watering hole where you can grab a bite if your tummy starts rumbling. The alleyway where you'll find La Kasbah includes late-night club Propaganda, celestial bar Antidote and also sits above Petticoat Lane's Louis XIV Marquee, so it really does have something for everyone. And Miller-Jones promises there will soon be belly dancing. You have been warned.