I was recently staying in London for work and so I took this opportunity to visit Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour in Convent Garden. The Gin Parlour was once the home of Mr Fogg’s Aunt Gertrude and has over 150 different gins! The decor is traditional and elegant and the staff were incredibly enthusiastic and friendly. The atmosphere is laid back and cosy but the experience was truly enchanting…
Mr Fogg’s has six bars which send you back in time to the Victorian era. These include: Mr Fogg’s Residence, Mayfair; Mr Fogg’s Tavern, Covent Garden; Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals, Fitzrovia; Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration, The Strand; Mrs Fogg’s Maritime Club & Distillery, The City and of course Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, Covent Garden.
At the parlour, I decided to go for one of their ‘Gins of the Month’ called ‘Japanese Blossom’ which consists of Japanese Gin, Briottet Liqueur de Violette, lemon juice, sugar syrup, lavender tincture and egg white. Topped with an edible flower. Quite a sour cocktail with an immediate tart hit, followed by a well balanced sweet finish. Delicious! I could have stayed all evening. Next time I will be trying Aunt Gertrude’s tasting tray, which consists of four gins, four tonics and a selection of accompanying botanicals.
I will definitely be visiting their other bars in the near future.