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Trying out the Gin Palace at The Langham.
Recently this blog wrote about the launch of The Gin Palace at The Langham in partnership with independent distillery Sipsmith. The Palace has now been open for a couple of weeks and I went along to see how it was going and just how different it looked from Palm Court during the daytime, which is on our list of favourite top 10 Afternoon Teas.
Arriving just after 7pm we were surprised to see that it was already in full swing with glitzy red lights, a live jazz band and cocktails being shaken. It immediately got us into a glamorous party mood!
Shown to our table with comfy sofas, I sat back and explored the menu featuring 8 cocktails from different points in time and 8 tasting dishes matched to the cocktails. We sampled the Ginger & Lilly from 1798 – a short, sharp mix of gin, ginger and lilly cordial served in a tall glass with a huge chunk of ice in the middle. Whilst the Secret Method from 1770 was a long, refreshing cocktail made from gin, vodka, cocchi, lemon juice, lime juice and sugar syrup. The Langham is already listed on our top ten hotel bars for its superb cocktails and this time too I was not disappointed!
I also sampled a couple of the tasting dishes and would strongly recommend you do so too. The Cornish Crab with Cucumber and Shiso was particularly well executed and the Marble Cheesecake with strawberry consommé and jammie dodger was an absolute treat for the tastebuds. If you want to try out The Gin Palace then head along on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 7pm until midnight – booking is strongly advised.
Photo credits: Jules LHI Blogger.