Saturday, 12 September 2015

Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone.

I've been waiting months for Zetter Townhouse to open in Marylebone, and finally it's here. It's a swift 5minute walk from my office, so naturally I had to test it out to see if it was good enough to be a new watering whole for the work gang. I met up with Emma and Zoe for some after work drinks to check it out.

Zetter Townhouse is a boutique hotel with a rather lovely bar called Seymour's Parlour. It very much reminded me of Mr Foggs and Barts from Inception Group. It felt very old-world and traditional, with kitsch little decorations and design features. It has moody lighting and feels very Sherlock Holmes. We sat ourselves in a little corner and perused the cocktail menu.

The cocktail menu isn't particularly long, in fact I was surprised at how short it is. The majority of the cocktails are strong 'proper' cocktails, fairly masculine, none of the fancy-schmancy fruity concoctions that drown out the taste of the alcohol. 

I'm not particularly good with the strong cocktails, which was evident when my first one arrived. It contained Cognac, Cider Apple Brandy, Apple Caramel & Apple Wood Bitter. I took a sip of the Last Laugh and grimaced (how ironic...), Emma kindly offered to swap, she chose the Elderflower Kir which was far sweeter. Thankfully we both enjoyed each others cocktails!

Zoe wasn't feeling great and so was very good and just had a pot of tea! How gorgeous is the tea pot though!?

For my second cocktail I thought I'd go for something I know I like; absinthe. I adore the liquorice taste, and as it's such a powerful flavour I knew it would drown out anything I didn't particularly like. The Fleur Du Mal contained Rose & Orris Vodka, Lemon & Absinthe, and was gorgeous and refreshing - an incredibly drinkable choice.

We spied some people getting food but decided to be good. What we saw looked delicious though! I think I'm gonna have to pop back in with the work crew soon and order some of the yummy-looking courgette chips! And I know, I only got a photo of one cocktail...I'M SORRY. I'm such a rubbish blogger at times. Also apologies for the dark photos - I did say the lighting was moody. My shaky hands just can't handle the slow shutter speed in that kind of light.

We had a really lovely evening at Zetter Townhouse, and I'd recommend it to anyone. It would also be the most perfect place for a date - it has the right lighting, atmosphere, and top notch cocktails!

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  1. I've been to The Zetter in Clerkenwell (East London, represent!) and I loved it. I'm curious to see what I'll make of the new Marylebone Townhouse! Time to venture West...x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  2. I love that whilst you were all drinking cocktails your friend had a pot of tea - that would be me! It looks really lovely x

  3. Looks like a lovely place, I like the sound of the cocktails. And that teapot is gorgeous!

  4. I'm rather impressed at the photos you took despite the evening light!

  5. Looks like a great relaxed atmosphere! You take some great shots :) Pinned!

  6. Looks amazing! Also, you're a frikkin weirdo for liking absinthe- I haaaate the stuff (all the more for you ;) ) x

  7. So great to see you little Lux. Next time I will be on form. xx

    Zoe | Love and Limoncello

  8. Looks like an amazing place! So sad I missed this - but I'll need to pop in soon!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

  9. Sounds like an adventurous little place. I prefer the sweet, fancy alcohol drowned out cocktails too, so I feel your pain... but absinthe? Really?!

    Aftab | Fresh And Fearless


  10. So sad I missed this evening - sounds like a lot of the others did too though so will need to do something else soon!!! Props to you for liking absinthe missy ;) Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

  11. Late night drinking are always special. There is a different feel and ambiance that you really like once you got out of the bar.

  12. Shame I couldn't make it but sounds like you all had a blast and you can't beat a good absinthe cocktail, so deliciously decadent

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist


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