IT'S A Quirky and eccentric bar in Mayfair
OPENED 22nd May 2013
WHO'S BEHIND IT Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling
ADDRESS 15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London, W1J 6JD
CLOSEST TUBE Green Park
OPENING HOURS Mon - Sat: 5.01pm-1.01am
PHONE NUMBER 0207 299 1200
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If you’ve ever spent the early hours of the morning in Bart’s, Maggie’s or Bunga Bunga, you’ll know exactly why you need to check out Mr Fogg’s, the latest brainchild of Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling.
Inspired by the Mayfair house that Phileas Fogg is believed to have lived in as he wrote Around The World in 80 Days, Mr Fogg’s is tricky to find. It is a speakeasy, after all. But if you manage to locate the side street off Berkeley Square (hint: look for the Victorian lantern), you’re in for a fun evening.
With its waiters dressed head to toe in bespoke, Military-style uniforms, and the drawing room’s walls festooned with artifacts Mr Fogg picked up on his travels (Just Opened particularly enjoyed the Queen Victoria portrait), you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The open fire will make you feel like you’re visiting your grandparents and the live music at the piano will keep you entertained well into the early hours.
But enough about the décor. It’s the cocktails you go to Mr Fogg’s for. Serving up everything from delicious Absinthe Aperetifs and Gin Fizzes to Stirrup Cups and Sazeracs, Mr Foggs puts a modern spin on classic Victorian cocktails.
Learning about history has never been so much fun.