Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Reverend J.W. Simpson

Through the little black door.

A single black door with simple white lettering marks your arrival at Reverend J.W. Simpson, tucked away on Goodge Street. It's easy to miss so keep your eyes peeled. 

Descend the stairs into this invitingly cosy cocktail bar brought to you by the guys behind Bourne and Hollingsworth and relax into the sofas awaiting you.

As soon as you are seated, glasses of water arrive for you to rehydrate while you decide what to choose from the inventive cocktail menu. Cucumbers, apples and hints of green tea are just a few of the tastes you can expect. The waiters and bar staff will point you in the right direction if the choice becomes too overwhelming! (Obviously that didn't happen to us .. err ..)

We went for the Applegrass, Port in a Storm and The Gardener's Tea break. All three were delightful both in taste, size and were made even better by their being served in antique cut glass.

The bar was previously inhabited by the Reverend J.W. Simpson and knowing this makes you feel a little mischievous! The homely feel of the stripped back wallpaper adds to what I like to call the 'relax factor' and coupled with an impeccable music selection makes for a winning combination. 

Add this lovely little bar to the list for when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of London life and journey back to a true old fashioned soiree.

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