Royal Leamington Spa to be specific, but I lived in Leeds for most of my adult life so I still get ‘Gaz from Leeds’ more than anything else.
Pollen Street Social, London
HK28 and Cufflink Club in Singapore, Oporto in Leeds, Socio Rehab in Manchester. In London - The Connaught, Nightjar when I’m in the mood, Callooh Callay, Happiness Forgets is my current favourite. Love that place.
I always seem to order Manhattans everywhere, but anything Ali or Adam from Hawksmoor make me I usually like. Most times a beer and a shot though to be honest.
At Oporto on your last night the owner gives you a bottle of Jager, puts you on the bartop and instructs you to dance and drink until you have finished the bottle. I remember conducting the crowd along to Bohemian Rhapsody, then it gets hazy. To be honest a lot of nights there were like that though.
Not that I can remember. They're a bit high for that aren't they?
A new site in a few months, very excited about it.
I used to work in another place with one of my current bartenders, and he pulled a girl by giving her a note on which he’d drawn a big trophy with ‘CONGRATULATIONS, BEST BOOBS OF THE NIGHT’ written underneath. They live together now. Not sure if that counts as the best or the worst really.
I used to sing soprano in a choir. Not sure I can reach those notes now…
We serve so many of these at the moment I think it has to be the Wonky Donkey: Grey Goose Le Citron, red berry shrub, Domaine de Canton, Jerry Thomas decanter bitters, clementine juice. Good for what ails ya.
Cold and not that dry with a twist. I’m down with a big shot of frozen gin, but that isn’t a martini in my book, it needs more vermouth.