Bar in Covent Garden
Mr Fogg’s now has six venues in London and no doubt will continue to expand its popular brand. We visited Mr Fogg’s Bar in Covent Garden which offers over 150 gins from the typical favourites to rare and uniquely selected gins. It is unsurprisingly home to the largest gin collections in the world including flavoured gins, citrus gins, spicy gins and floral and herbal gins! The parlour was once the home of Mr Fogg’s beloved Aunt Gertrude and features beautiful and traditionally upholstered furniture with many trinkets and paintings around the venue.
The cocktail menu is inspired by Mr Fogg’s trips around the world. We had a Pink Parisian Pantalettes served in a gorgeous goblet and served with Sipsmith VJOP gin, sloe gin, Campari aperitif, champagne, berry vinegar, tarragon and pink peppercorn syrup from the Paris section. It was floral and we loved the undertones of the peppercorn syrup.
Accompanying this cocktail was the King Bobby’s Chalice with bobby’s gin, kings ginger liqueur, orange juice, lemon juice, honey water, topped with Whitstable blond lager. It was a pretty strong and dry gin.
From the Abuja, Nigeria section we tried the Under a Baobab Tree. This was served with Whitley Neill gin, Ban Poitin Irish spirit, tamarind syrup, fresh lemon juice, rooibos and date reduction. This was fruity and had after tones (for me anyway!) of cinnamon. We also loved the sound of the Dutch Tandem from the specials menu. This was served with Bobby’s Dry gin, sugar syrup, briotette licor de rose, lemon juice, egg white fresh dill and cucumber. It was a sour cocktail which went down far too well! We also decided to try on some of the props offered in the bar…
Gin and Tea is offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:01 PM and 3:31 PM for £45 per person with cream cakes and cocktails. More recently Mr Fogg’s have introduced a gin safari every Tuesday evening from 7 PM (£35pp). You can enjoy a welcome G&T followed by four tasters whilst being dressed up as fellow hunters. You get to make a gin of your choice from the 115 available! For £45pp you can also have some tasty treats such as cured meats, cheeses, olives and goats cheese croquettes
No surprises here that this is a great bar in Covent Garden. Definitely come here if you are a gin lover – so many to choose from in a quaint and gorgeous environment.
East London Girl: Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour