Mr. Fogg’s House of Botanicals | Fitzrovia Bar
Admittedly, a house of botanicals doesn’t sound like the sturdiest structure.
They must be bricking it.
What’s inside, however, is all in hand – because this is the fourth bar in the Mr. Fogg’s dynasty, following the runaway success of his Mayfair Residence and Covent Garden tavern and gin parlour. Set to open later this month, it’ll take the form of a grand, two storey Fitzrovia townhouse and garden, decked out with Mr. Fogg’s trademark eclectic chintz and boughs of exotic flowers and plants.
Those flowers will also be making their way into the drinks – and not because someone hasn’t hung them up properly. Because the cocktails have been inspired by flora and fauna from all corners of the world, in honour of Mr. F’s globetrotting activities. Upstairs, you’ll be able to sip from the ‘Secret Language of Flowers’ menu, with each concoction evoking it’s flowery namesake.
We’re hoping the Corpse Lily doesn’t make an appearance.
What will be making an appearance, however, are numbers like the Cherry Blossom, made up with gin, almond, falernum, lime, cherry blossom tea foam and Evangelista Ratafia – a mix of aged wine, black cherries and spices. And to go with all the booze, they’ll be plating up an array of small sharers like confit chicken and pine nut croquettes, sweetcorn fritters, and honey crumpets.
Aaaand if you fancy learning how to make your own botanical infusions, they’ll be running masterclasses in the glasshouse out the back, too.
You’re going to smash it.
NOTE: Mr. Fogg’s House of Botanicals opens on 26th July. You can find out more, and reserve a table now, on their website HERE.
Mr. Fogg’s House of Botanicals | 48 Newman Street, W1T 1QD
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