Dukes

Dukes

The bar at Dukes is agreed by all to be one of the finest in London. It comprises a collection of three small Edwardianesq rooms, their walls dripping with portraits and etchings, and low lighting, The head barman, Alessandro Palazzi, is one of the most highly respected and admired cocktail makers, as well as a…

The Vesper

The Vesper

Is there a stronger martini than the Vesper? Well only a Vesper made by Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes – a frozen martini glass filled to the brim with No.3 gin and Potocki vodka straight from the freezer with a dash of their own vermouth and a large orange peel – beautiful, and deadly. Created by…

“The Best Coffee in Paris”

“The Best Coffee in Paris”

So there you go. If perceived wisdom is to be believed Coutume is the place to go for your coffee in France’s capitol. We can stop searching now. Among friends and family I am infamous for my love of, and quest for, the best coffees. So, it comes to no surprise, that a girl, also in my class…

The American Bar at the Savoy

The American Bar at the Savoy

Named 2017’s World’s Best Bar, among cocktail bars in London few have the mythical status of The American Bar at the Savoy. Seen as the spiritual home of London’s cocktail scene, and the bar that gave the world one of the most famous and influential cocktail books ever, it is a place of pilgrimage for…

3674 On The Orient Express

3674 On The Orient Express

The diminutive grand piano is being tinkled upon as groups of cheery travellers sit chatting and giggling on ornate blue sofas and stools, sipping champagne, cocktails, and even the occasional coffee. The room judders and sways to the steady rhythm and beat of the clickety clack of iron on iron as sun light streams in…