Buckle up for a journey of discovery. Spring has sprung on Regent Street. Expect hanging baskets of daffodils, and crocuses, the best in Spring/Summer 2013 fashion and our very own Cocktail Safari.* What better way to see in the new, sunnier season than with a cocktail?
New to the street this year, the Regent Street Cocktail safari launched in April. Offering the best of the street’s mixers and shakers, this safari is certainly one for the diary. Peppered along Regent Street and the surrounding area are a range of restaurants, bars, cafés and hotels, each with their own signature cocktails. This year, Regent Street is giving you the chance to sample them all in succession. Shoppers are invited to each of the participating restaurants and bars to sample the very best of their cocktails. Small plates of gastronomic delights will also accompany your cocktail selection at each venue. That is of course, if you aren’t interested in a liquid lunch…
Taking part in the 2013 Regent Street Cocktail Safari are Aubaine, MASH, Bar Américain at Brasserie Zédel, aqua, Gaucho, The Living Room W1, Piccolino, Sartoria, Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton, Le Méridien Piccadilly, Dirty Martini and Inamo.
*Remember to call up and book your safari in advance to avoid disappointment!
Plan your route…
Start at MASH on Brewer Street to try their movie themed cocktails, the American Psycho and the American Beauty. Bar Américain at Brasserie Zédel will be serving Salt Beef Bagels, Hot Dogs and Slider Sandwiches alongside their signature Chrysler Cocktail, with a Cognac base. Go to aqua for their Iron Lotus and Guatemalan Spirit cocktails to complement their Spanish tapas.
Gaucho have created their own Regent Street Cocktail including Smirnoff black with Aperol and a saffron infusion. The Living Room, W1 are launching their brand new Bar Sliders menu, a new concept, with their Regent Street punch. Next try out the authentic Italian plates at the Cicchetti bar in Piccolino before heading across to Aubaine for a French Martini. Sartoria have designed 3 cocktails to embrace the West End spirit including a Regent Street special, made with lychee juice, whereas Courthouse Double Tree by Hilton have created the Regent Street Cosmojito.
At Le Méridien Piccadilly you can try the mini tasting menu with three mini food plates and three tasting cocktails. If you’re a sushi fan then Inamo is offering a sushi selection with their signature spicy cocktail the Inamo, with chilli syrup. If you’re looking for a martini, head to the experts at Dirty Martini to try their Tropical Pear Martini, Mango & Chilli Martini, or signature Dirty Martini.