May 11, 2018
Ginger’s Bar is a stylish affair, as one might expect from Glynn Purnell. Operating as part of The Asquith restaurant, but worthy of a visit in its own right, Ginger’s is an elegant, evocative space, white and light, inspired by Fred and Ginger and the glamour and style of the 1930’s era. Drinks are the work of top mixologist and bar manager, Chris Hoy, and the emphasis is on the classic yet contemporary tipples with high end ice technology and innovative flavour pairings making a visit here memorable. Many of their syrups and infusions are home-made and fresh fruits and herbs also play a big role. Basil infused Absolut vodka puts in an appearance on the Basil and Watermelonade and thyme-infused Beefeater gin crops up in the Thyme for Pimms. The Newhall Street bar is very well stocked, also offering a large list of quality spirits as well as a variety of local ciders, lagers and cask ales. There’s fine wine list too, care of Julie Tonsgaard and The Asquith, and all the drinks are impeccably presented in period, vintage glassware. Prices are very reasonable given the quality and their happy hour offers – cocktails for £4.50 before 8pm – are well worth looking out for.