Cheers to festive tipples and tasty treats with all the trimmings
If you find yourself in the City hankering for festive food and drinks, pop into Rake's to enjoy their Christmas-inspired dishes and gorgeous crafted cocktails. Conveniently located within the Andaz Hotel near Liverpool Street train station, this cafe by day and a bar by night is perfectly situated for city workers looking to imbibe in stylish surroundings.
Because Christmas is the season for sharing and caring, Rake's has focused its dining options on sharing plates including: roast butternut squash velouté; ginger, hazelnut & parsley relish and soft goat’s cheese; roast garlic croute; and beetroot with spiced seeds. Larger sharing plates include: confit duck leg with cannellini bean cassoulet; braised red cabbage and charred aubergine with garlic, tahini sauce, pomegranate, mint & za’atar.Cocktails have also gone festive with drinks such as the Ginger Bells, a refreshing rye-whiskey based cocktail infused with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. If that doesn't scream Christmas, we don't know what does!
If you like to travel with a large posse, bookings are recommended. Areas to chill out in include The Front Room, located off the main cafe bar or The Parlour, a cheery red and green lounge area (Christmas colours here we come) with comfy sofas to sink into. Or if you'd like something more private, opt for No.3, a secret room that can be closed off from the main bar and restaurant.
Will you choose The Parlour (above) or No. 3 (below)?
Festive entertainment at Rake's
In the lead up to Christmas, Rake’s will be hosting ‘Swinging Live’ with Martin John, the renowned musician, songwriter and vocalist every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8:15pm. Expect songs from Sinatra to Bobby Darin and Dean Martin to Michael Bublé, guaranteed to get guests into the festive spirit!
Rake’s bespoke Christmas menu and cocktail list is available from now until Christmas.
This is a great place to visit if you find yourself in the City looking for a stylish place to enjoy fabulous cocktails and tasty nibbles.
40 Liverpool Street
*During my visit I was hosted by the lovely team at Rake's. All opinions are my own. Photography courtesy of Rake's.
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