This year we’ve teamed up with gin pioneers, Sipsmith, to put a wintery twist on our Soho terrace and create a picturesque hideaway in a corner of Carnaby’s bustling streets. Get snug under cosy blankets and enjoy our bespoke menu of festive gin cocktails, created in collaboration with Sipsmith, inspired by London’s Frost Fairs and the revival of the traditional tipple: hot gin.
In the London of yesteryear, boozy winter tipples were almost exclusively served warm as a cosy way to get through the long, cold nights (before central heating!). During the winters of the 17th and 18th centuries, entrepreneurial Londoners would take to the frozen river, setting up Christmas market stalls and selling fiery gingerbread and hot gin to keep the cold at bay; creating the ‘London Frost Fairs’.
On a mission to revive the nation’s favourite winter warmer: hot gin, we have partnered with Sipsmith to bring you a menu inspired by these illustrious Frost Fairs. The exclusive Winter Sipping Menu is available every day of the week throughout the cooler months and boasts both hot and cold seasonal gin cocktails:
Winter Sipping Menu
Mulled Gin & Gingerbread 9.00
Sipsmith Sloe Gin, homemade gingerbread cordial, winter spices.
Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini 10.00
Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin, Sipsmith London Dry Gin, coffee liqueur, maple syrup, espresso & orange zest.
Served hot or cold.
Sloe Gimlet 9.50
Sipsmith Sloe Gin, homemade lime cordial, foaming bitters, garnished with lavender.
Orange & Cacao G&T 9
Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin, orange bitters, Valencian orange tonic, garnished with orange and chocolate.
Take a break from Christmas shopping and indulge with one of these delicious seasonal serves, whilst nestled under the twinkling lights of Kingly Court, surrounded by warmly lit copper lanterns and comfy cushions. Our menu of popular seafood small plates and daily-changing fish specials are also available to order alongside your favourite tipple, for a dining experience not to forget. Walk-ins welcome (subject to availability)!