The Gilbert Scott
London-North and Northwest London
May 11, 2018
The opulent Gilbert Scott Bar named for the prolific English architect- occupies the former entrance to the Midland Grand Hotel at King’s Cross (designed by Scott). With its Gothic windows, richly painted ceilings and voluminous chandeliers, the evocative space speaks of a world of lost elegance, a golden age of Victorian rail travel. The cocktails are steeply priced but they’re impeccably made and presented. The list changes seasonally and contains classically English drinks like the Queen Mother Cocktail, made with gin, Benedictine, rhubarb and her beloved Dubbonet with altogether more adventurous creations, like the Chipolte Julep, with its smoky chilli kick. The wine list features a number of English-made sparklers.
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