Imagine the excitement of reading a review in Time Out of a fab new cocktail bar, and then discovering that it’s just around the corner!
As soon as I’d read it, I was determined to visit The Pawn Room, but it’s one of the new, secret, speakeasy-style bars, which are very difficult to find. In the end we had to phone them for the exact location.
‘We’re on the second floor at number 46 – but you can only come in if you can find the door.’
So we climbed the stairs and tapped the panelling in true Secret Seven style until we located the door.
And then it was cocktail time.
There was a lot of …
and muddling –
The ‘Big Sin’ had coconut aroma wafted all over it in a very theatrical way by the the barman just before serving and smelt like a tropical paradise –
Best cocktail name had to be Dead Poet 2 –
No idea what happened to Dead Poet 1, but he’s no longer on the menu.
But the best thing in the bar was the bath – tucked away in the corner was a genuine Hendrick’s Gin Bath –
Yeah – suck on that, Cleopatra. I bet you’d have preferred gin to asses’ milk … if only gin had been around in 50 BC.