Barchick SaysDate Updated: 10/10/2013
Around the World in 80 Days fans get ready, cos Phileas Fogg is in town, as is his beautiful and extravagant bar – here to shake up the ever so swanky Mayfair bar scene. Head up the industrial looking Bruton Lane and look out for the inviting glow from the windows, the place looks like it’s been here for years. You want the left hand door, ring the doorbell and enter the 1870s – in fact you may even feel out of place if you’re not dressed like the immaculate (and handsome) bus boy who takes your coat (think 19th Century Gieves & Hawkes uniform).
Set up camp at the beautiful copper bar and admire the antique back bar, but make sure you go and explore – the walls are adorned with pictures of Fogg’s ancestors, animals he has hunted and souvenirs he’s picked up on his travels. In fact there’s so much to discover here that we won’t ruin any more surprises – go and check it out for yourself.
If there’s a group of you, get a table amongst Fogg’s luggage (you may need to book). Needless to say the cocktails are in a league of their own– with a selection of drinks and ingredients from around the time the book was written. But if they’re all sounding a bit adventurous then ask the bartender to knock up whatever you fancy – in fact if you’re lucky enough to be there when Danilo is behind the bar, then you’re in safe hands.