The Talented Mr Fox has closed its doors once again. Such is the life of a pop-up. However you can get all of those tasty treats at their permanent site: Peg + Patriot. We know you’ll love it.
Have you met the Talented Mr Fox? Well if you haven’t yet, he’s back and better than ever. After a refreshing refurb, the sister bar to Peg + Patriot in Bethnal Green, has reopened its doors. This slick Chinatown cocktail spot has gotten a few licks of paint and a brand new menu. Not opposed to redefining the traditional drinking experience, this time the bar is paring things back slightly (so no more burger cocktails). But don’t fret, it’s all insanely delicious — and you can still go off-piste: try the French Flip with croissant cognac, egg yolk and port.
For ourselves, we love pulling a seat up at the bar (there’s only a few chairs, so get in early) so that we can perv on all of the cocktail geekery going on. Ally behind the stick can introduce you to his award-winning drink, the Young Cuban – a Bacardi Legacy UK top three finalist – made with Bacardi rum, Tio Pepe sherry, orgeat, lemon and dill. Don’t swing by without having one. For a long, sumptuous drink, try Dewars Or Don’t made with buttered Dewars whisky, sherry, lemon and sasparilla soda.
Despite being in the heart of the always buzzing West End, you can escape the tourist hoards here and have a sophisticated tipple or two.
Best Bars tip: Come here ready for adventure … this is one boozing experience you won’t forget, or maybe you will – careful with those Young Cubans friends. Oh and one more drink to try (sorry we can’t help ourselves): the Adonis – made with dry olorosso sherry, Martini Rosso and orange bitters.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips