Pennethorne's unveils new cocktail menu for Summer Screenings with Film4
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar at the renowned Somerset House, is celebrating the opening of its annual Summer Screenings with Film 4 with a fabulous selection of cocktails to match the al fresco films.
Situated in the New Wing of Somerset House, Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar offers an, elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for enjoying cocktails and nibbles with a friend.
Film4 Summer Screen – Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar Cocktail List
A French Affair - Gemma Bovery | 9.5
Cognac, sherry, agave syrup, mint, bitters
60’s Fizz - The Man From U.N.C.L.E | 6
Sloe gin, gin, sugar, grapefruit, bitters, soda
Tropical Tonic -The Second Mother | 7
Cachaça, coconut milk, passion fruit, lemon, agave syrup
Hibiki Sour - Princess Mononoke |12
Hibiki, lemon, sugar
A Nice Chianti - Silence of the Lambs | 7
Chianti, bourbon, port, cranberry, lemon
The Sound of Silence – The Graduate 7
Gin, grapefruit juice, lemon, elderflower
Colonial Cider – Last of the Mohicans 9
Apple cider, spiced rum
Serendipity – Me & Earl & The Dying Girl 5.5
Gin, apple juice, green tea, ginger
The Dirt Nap – True Romance 8.5
Cider Pomona, whisky, lemon, bitters, champagne
During our visit, I enjoyed the 'A Nice Chianti, which was amazing - rich flavours of Chianti, bourbon, port and lemon, made this a bit like sangria, but with a kick. My friend, who prefers her cocktails a bit on the frutier side, opted for the Tropical Tonic, a sweet concoction comprised of Cachaça, coconut milk, passion fruit, lemon, agave syrup.
To keep peckishness at bay, we ordered a selection of sharing plates and nibbles, all of which were fantastic. Our selection included the manchego cheese (classic, Spanish cheese with a mild flavour) on toast triangles and drizzled with olive oil; the meat sharing platter (Oxford air dried ham, Cornish coppa, smoked duck and venison salami); the fig and apricot bread (fruity, without being too sweet); mushrooms on toast (earthy sauteed mushrooms on a half toasted bun).
The meat platter was by the most impressive of the sharing plates, with a hearty portion of meats that is pure Heaven for any carnivore. The venison was lovely and not too 'gamey' and the thick slices of duck had an amazing smokiness.
The beautiful manchego cheese traingles and the mushrooms on toast...
The stylish decor at Pennethorne's Cafe Bar...
A great place to unwind ....
So, the next time you find yourself looking for a stylish cocktail on The Strand, ensure you pop by Pennethorne's Cafe Bar - you won't be disappointed.
Our experience overall
Food and drink: ★★★
Staff attentiveness/friendliness: ★★★
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
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