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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Cream Cakes & Cocktails at Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour

For my birthday this year Ellie got me a voucher for cream cakes and cocktails at Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour in Covent Garden and I don't think you could have got me a more perfect present! Gin, a selection of cakes and a beautiful bar that felt like walking into the 1920s... it's literally everything that I love in one place and on Monday afternoon we finally got to go!

First things first, I have to say how accommodating the staff were because, just as Ellie and I had both got on our separate trains into central London, there was an incident which meant that all trains to London Waterloo were delayed and so we ended up being half an hour late - but when I rang to let them know they were so helpful and pushed our booking back thirty minutes which was great! 

When we arrived we had our coats taken before being shown into the Gin Parlour and sat at our table. The Gin Parlour is *beautiful* and it was clear that no attention to detail had been spared to make the room and bar look absolutely incredible. 

Once we'd taken a few seconds to admire how stunning the room was we were swiftly given the cocktail menu, which was a choice of three gin-based cocktails, and they were soon brought to us to enjoy along with our selection of cakes...

Ellie and I were honestly in heaven and, while the cake selection might not look like much from the photo above, they were all delicious and we both noticed how full we were afterwards! My cocktail was called the Critics' Choice and I think it was one of the best cocktails I've ever had and Ellie said that hers was great too!

We had such a lovely time chatting and taking in the atmosphere of the bar. It's quite small as it's the upstairs of Mr Fogg's Tavern but I really liked that - it meant that there weren't many other people there and you could properly appreciate the the space. The service, as I've already said, was impeccable and I just can't say enough good things about it so I wanted to shout about the experience in case anyone is wanting to treat themselves and their friends to something similar in London anytime soon!

Thank you so much Ellie if you're reading this for getting me such a thoughtful birthday present, I loved every minute of it!!

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