London-South West London
May 11, 2018
Inspired by Manhattan and its mouthwatering cuisine and cocktails, Avenue brings a slice of New York to London, in the form of a stunning venue and American-inspired menu.
Avenue makes a dynamite first impression, with opulence and dazzling design touches at nearly every turn. Plush leather seating, slate-colored wooden floors, a chandelier, and provoking modern art on the wall are the first things that will grab your attention, while more subtle luxury hides around each corner. Further inspection reveals a menu home to a tantalizing mix of modern American and British (think USDA steaks, burgers, and native lobster salad) but it’s the cocktails that have us aflutter
The star of the drinks menu are a set inspired by contemporary takes on Prohibition-era tipples, with a couple of the many standouts being the Mexican Kiss (vanilla and jalapeno-infused tequila, lime, and juice) and the Flying to Miami (premium rum, rosé vermouth, orange liqueur, fresh raspberries, and mint). In addition, Avenue impresses with a line of spiked milkshakes, sours, and old fashioneds, with our favorite of the latter being the Nutty Boulevardier, a brilliant blend of pecan-infused whisky, vermouth, herbal Italian aperitif, and bitters. Wine and craft beer are also in ready supply at Avenue, and we can’t think of a better way to while away a Sunday then their brunch, which features bottomless bloody mary and prosecco glasses – just like they’re famous for doing in New York.
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