Cocktail Bar in Marylebone
XR cocktail bar in Marylebone is donned with flower walls outside, making it a pretty venue for al fresco cocktails. The venue also offers two restaurants: Xier fine dining upstairs and XR on the ground floor, which focuses on seasonal produce sourced from organic farms across the British Isles.
The menu contains 13 cocktails which are largely gin, rum and whiskey based. The Show Man was beautifully presented with Monkey 47 Gin, Lemon Juice, Raspberry Liqueur, Maraschino Cherry Syrup, Champagne and Hibiscus foam (£15). If you’re looking for something sweet, the Manzanita (£13) with Vodka, Absinth, Apple Liqueur and Exotic Passion Fruit is the winner. The Smoky Vida Negorini with Mezcal, Campari and Antica formula infused with rosemary (£14) was another great concoction.
We tucked into a couple of XR’s small plates to accompany our cocktails. The recommendation of Lamb Sliders with pickled cucumber and kewpie mayo (£11.5) was a solid choice. The lamb was tender and slightly bbq-ey and paired well with the house truffle and Parmesan fries (£4.5). We also could not resist a side of salty padron peppers (£3.5).
The staff at XR were friendly and we loved sitting outside people watching!
East London Girl: Cocktail Bar in Marylebone
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