Tag Archives: gin & tonic

Porthmeor Beach Cafe

28 Apr

Having visited this cafe before I was eager to return to Porthmeor Beach Cafe on my trip to Cornwall- and we weren’t disappointed.

The food is always fresh and very tasty (the tapas menu of smaller items allows you to choose a few different things to try) and the bread with confit garlic and olive oil was so wonderful we had to order a second round.

Drinks are good with a nice G&T list- I opted for the Spanish version which came full of fresh fruit and was perfect for the sunny day.

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Quo Vadis

21 Jul

Quo Vadis in Soho has long been one of my favourite places to go. Sadly between it being slightly more awkward to get to now we’ve moved and geenral travelling and busy-ness we don’t go as much as we used to.

The food, drink and service are alays exceptional and no their ‘theatre set’ menu runs all evening it’s an affordable option for a fantastic experience.

Tonight we began with a Gin & tonic and a Hemingway’s Breakfast (Belvedere grapefruit, maraschino, grapefruit, lime)

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Then I had chilled pea soup followed by roast goose- all delicious and all worth making a trip for.

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Saxon + Parole Again

3 May

Saxon + Parole is a restaurant I just can’t seem to stay away from. Since first discovering it nearly 4 years ago we’ve made sure to visit it at least twice on each trip back to New York.

Tonight we popped in for dinner and dined on pea soup, brussel sprouts, a burger and a salad- all washed down with plenty of gin & tonics- heaven!

Salad & burger

Salad & burger

Soup & sprouts

Soup & sprouts

Gin & tonic

Gin & tonic

 

There is something about this place that makes it seem able to perform magic with whatever ingredients they’re given. In their hands food and drink become more flavourful no matter how pared back the recipe- I can’t recomment it enough.

Return To Amor Y Amargo

29 Apr

I first visited Amor Y Amargo nearly 4 years ago and the experience as so bad I had no intention of ever going back. A very drunk and sloppy bar maid meant the drinks were poor and the service poorer. But now some time has passed we figured we’d give it another go.

This time we tried a gin & tonic and a Di Pompelmo. The drinks were a lot better- great in fact- but the bar seems to suffer from its own success as it was packed yet uninviting. It seemed its reputation and hipster-vibe was enough to fill it and no-one seemed interested in making us welcome (we had to search and ask multiple times for menus) and after just one drink (we planned on more but gave up after many attempts to order another) we headed off to find somewhere where the drinks may not be as good but at least we were wanted.

It was such a shame as a bar specialising in bitter drinks and amaro is just the type of place I’d love to visit more whilst exploring their menu and bottles but I guess two bad visits is enough to convince me not to try again.

 

Just One Of Those Nights

11 Mar

This evening was hosted by The London Cocktail Society andwhilst it began as good as their other events things soon took a turn for the strange…

 

The evening was going great, and everyone was having a lovely time enjoying their Martin Miller’s gin and experimenting with different garnishes and botanicals to see which they felt paired well with their gin & tonic, when suddenly, and sadly, everything took a turn for the worse as robbers broke in (after throwing rocks, using a crowbar and shooting at the door they eventually realised it wasn’t even locked!). Fortunately we were upstairs and didn’t see it taking place but the noise and realisation was more than enough to send shock and terror through the group. Ridiculously the evening had been so well planned and full of treats that at first it appeared this was some kind of crazy entertainment, but the screams and shots soon put paid to that idea.

The rest of the evening went in a blur of listening to police helicopters and waiting to be released to go home by armed police.

Very annoyingly, my bodyand trapped Vagus nerve let me down and nausea, vomiting, shivers and general confusion and disorientation were the order of the day for the next 48 or so hours. So sadly I can’t bring you a full recap of events but you can read a great one here.

 

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