Peg & PatriotWell Bethnal Green, we must stop meeting like this, people will start to whisper. It really is of no surprise that I find myself back here again even though it is perhaps one of the most inconvenient places for me to get to; underground, overground, wombling free etc. This time it's all about Peg & Patriot.
A corridor's hop away from the gorgeous Typing Room, Peg & Patriot is the Town Hall Hotel's resident bar. Matt Whiley of One Leicester Street Hotel's Talented Mr Fox has engaged his brain in a similarly 'curiouser and curiouser' nature and this latest spot does not disappoint.
Whether you fancy a tipple after dinner or just want to get involved in some cocktails before you head out for the evening, Peg & Patriot have it covered in a fabulously imaginative way.
The menu, upon close inspection is somewhat baffling and there isn't a drink which hasn't had a magic wand waved over it. As I perused the list of crazy cocktails, my mind placed pointed hats upon the heads of the wizards behind the bar and I definitely heard a spell or two being cast!
With concoctions that include Greek yogurt gin, carrot-reisling cordial, pancake soda and chipotle grenadine, how could you resist embarking on this adventure?!
We went for a Sumac my bitch up - mainly because of the name .. ALWAYS judge a book by it's cover and all that!
And a Paloma lone, fully equipped with stripy straw and sprinkled with a rim of caper salt.
Behind all the wizardry, the cocktails do not fall short on flavour and while you don't have to opt for the razzmatazz if you'd prefer something a little more traditional, the tastes you'll discover just outside your comfort zone are well worth the gamble!