Jazz & Blues
Portobello Star & Ginstitute
May 11, 2018
The Portobello Star is a cracking collision of proper pub and smart cocktail bar. Somehow they’ve managed to update the venue for contemporary tastes without stripping the soul out of what was a fairly traditional boozer with a considerable historic pedigree, a rare feat. The result is a self-styled ‘cocktail tavern’ on Portobello Road, which serves exemplary drinks care of ace mixologist Jake Burger: the classics are all accounted for and they also serve more adventurous cocktails. For gin-lovers, the in-house Ginstitute has been created to provide a better understanding of gin’s rich history as well as a chance to create one’s very own bespoke gin.
What their peers says
“Though the eternally affable and fun-loving Jake Burger makes some of the world’s best Manhattan Cocktails in this quintessential casual goodtime bar, he’s equally adept at throwing Jäger and Tequila shots. If ever a bartender’s personality made a bar, this is it.” Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown of Mixellany Ltd.