Cocktail Lounge at the Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell

I’d been meaning to visit the Zetter Townhouse for some time having heard rave reviews, plus it was one of Drinks International’s World’s 50 Best Bars 2013 (along with one of my favourite’s Nightjar). Knowing how popular it is we decided to err on the side of caution and visit on a Monday night, yes…

Mahiki

I love and yet don’t quite love Mahiki at the same time, though admittedly that sounds like a silly contradiction! It’s very easy for me to get to and so I’ve been a couple of times recently. Most of the time I think that I love it because of the incredible cocktails and of course…

Frida’s Bodega Bar, West Hampstead

Frida’s is a small, eclectic Mexican themed bar, in the basement of Mamacita on West End Lane, which is new to the neighbourhood and makes a nice change to the surrounding pubs. The decor is fun and rather random in a mismatched, retro way and the bar is open until late most nights. As for…

Nightjar

The truth is Nightjar really is as good as all the glowing reviews! It had been on my list of cocktail bars to visit for a while and I had high expectations, but was not disappointed. It’s very much a prohibition themed bar which is dark and atmospheric, with live music every night. The cocktails…

Five favourite cocktails

1. Thai Pear Extraordinaire, Buddha Bar Budapest  – Don’t look for this on the menu because you won’t find it, a special spur of the moment creation, courtesy of mixologists Atti & Tommy. Suffice to say that it contains Grey Goose Pear and Thai Basil, the exact recipe I won’t be giving away. 2. Li…