These are the places you need to know about if you want to enjoy a G&T in the city.
We all love to enjoy a little G&T after work but exactly where is the best place to enjoy a Tanqueray and Tonic?
From a theatrical restaurant you need to try to the concrete jungle with a botanical twist – here’s the top three bars to check out this Friday – according to Tanqueray’s ambassador and expert mixologist Tim Homewood.
The Hixter Bankside
16 Great Guildford St
The third instalment of Mark Hix’s restaurant series, Mark’s Bar is the perfect theatrical drinking den to enjoy a gin and tonic. Located in the basement, expect a playfully adorned cocktail bar with salvaged cinema-style seating and an art installation that replicates a London underground tube carriage; it’s a truly British experience with a touch of glamour.
A generously portioned Tanqueray and Fever Tree tonic water, with half a lime sliced lengthways for a nose full of citrus. For a twist, try the Tom Collins (Tanqueray London Dry with lemon juice, sugar and soda water)
41 Gracechurch Street
Botanical bliss in a concrete jungle – part industrial wonderland, part Garden of Eden; you’ll find yourself surrounded by citrus trees, flower arrangements and beautifully patterned furniture – basically everything you want to see on your Instagram feed.
The talented bartenders create three brand new cocktails every day (as if we needed another excuse to visit), to supplement their ‘Leaner’, ‘Cleaner’ and ‘Fresher’ cocktail menus.
You can’t beat the pure simplicity of a Tanqueray and Tonic, some Italian green olives, and the feeling that you may just be sitting in a very cool bar in the middle of Barcelona (opposed to being in the cold, grey city).
Or if you’re feeling adventurous, try the Princess Rossini (Tanqueray Gin, “the collector” vermouth, sloe gin, blackberry, vanilla and Prosecco).
The Cocktail Trading Company
22 Great Marlborough Street
A vintage Victorian, yet laid back bar decorated with modern art. Come for the deliciously inventive cocktails, stay for the talented resident pianist who plays a wide variety of contemporary tunes and old classics.
This recently opened bar was co-founded by UK winner of Diageo’s World Class competition 2012, Andy Mil.
With the combined talent of Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball, you can’t go wrong. Ask for an inventive twist on a Tanqueray and Tonic, or salivate over cocktails served in a strange variety of manners, i.e. such as Chinese Takeaway boxes and with roasted marshmallows.Yes, that really is a thing and we can’t wait to try it…
These might be the best places to enjoy a G&T but don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Tanqueray London Dry from Waitrose (RRP: 70cl £21.50), on your way home this Friday – nothing like enjoying a refreshing drink (make sure you add ice & a lime wheel) in your pajamas while catching up on your favourite TV series…