Stepping into 'The Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Lounge' is quite like walking straight into the living room of what could be one's slightly eccentric aunt.. It's stuffed with portraits, statues, framed needlepoint, velvet couches, a boxing kangaroo, stuffed birds and last but not least: a taxidermied ginger cat in a blue crinoline with matching parasol! The ZTCL seems to come straight from the 1800s and is 'owned' by Wilhelmina.. a fictional character whose portrait greets you on arrival.. Head barman Tony Conigliaro's unique cocktail recipes pay homage to the area's distilling heritage. Old recipes for tinctures, bitters and herbal remedies have inspired not only the cocktails but also the homemade cordials and infusions that sit behind the apothecary style counter..
Classy cocktails, the deliciously extravagant décor and smiling well mannered staff make for a pretty unique drinking experience that's pretty hard to match..
address: 50 St John's Square
EC1V 4JJ London
phone: 020 7324 4545
website: The Zetter Cocktail Lounge
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