Now I like exclusive previews of anything, they make you feel important, but when it’s in the form of booze and you’re allowed to drink it, I’m definitely a big fan.
St Martins Lane’s Light Bar is know for its cocktails anyway. It’s one of my fave places to grab a drink before/after dinner in Covent Garden and yes, I have become so inebriated there in the past that I’ve had to book a room in the hotel (luckily they’re amazing too) even though I only live half an hour away.
So after a couple of cocktails from the main (extensive!) menu…
…and a couple of custom ones for my fussy sister, we were presented with a sneak peak of the “Ode to Theatreland” menu which officially launched today and will run throughout March.
The point of the menu is to celebrate Light Bar’s theatrical Covent Garden neighbours, so as you’d expect each drink is matched with a show…
We tried all of them (and then some) in the name of RESEARCH. Aren’t we good and brave?
We all liked all of them, with each of us having our own distinct favourites depending on if we were lychee fans (go for Tea Will Rock You) or if we preferred things sharp and sour (Wicked) etc etc. The unanimous favourite though if we had to pick a true winner was probably “Phantom of the Lane” – passion fruit sugar + lime + lemon + rum will always win with me. They went down very easily.
That being said, if you were only going to drink one of them (for example as a dessert) then Billy Elliot’s Choc Fix was pretty damn special, even if it left some of us with chocolatey faces. Freshly melted dark chocolate with creme de cacau and rum is about as far away from a kiddy treat as you can get. It wasn’t at all sweet or sickly, it was strong chocolate and strong alcohol. All in all, a strong contender for ‘best in menu show’, but the drinkability of passion fruit just kicked it out of the way.
If you’re going to a show this March or just like nice cocktails (seriously, you don’t need an excuse!) then the menu will be running til the end of the month – all priced at £12.50.
A huge thank you to Carlos for letting us get a sneak peak of all things theatreland early!