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The Gibson, London

March 14, 2016

Having opened late last year, it's one of the finest bars we've stepped into in a long time, based upon the theme of,  'The Gibson' - a martini garnished with a cocktail onion. A majorly chilled vibe awaits within this art deco palace, that comes to remind us of the golden age of cocktails, harking back to Charles Dana Gibson & Cary Grant's Roger Thornhill from North by North-West, who even appear on the first page of the menu.

Fronted by Marian Beke formerly of Nightjar and Rusty Cervan, former senior mixologist at The Connaught they've taken a different approach to drinks while offering an exceptional service for their guests

Sceptics might question how you base a bar around a drink that's only difference is the garnish - well it's simple: that cocktail onion is pickled. So why not work with ingredients that are pickled, brined and even fermented ingredients. Oh, and lemon ketchup. We also love their Gibson - a pefectly balanced mix of Tanqueray & Mancino Secco, with the iconic garnish.

 

Now there's no review here to read, because this is something you have to experience yourself.

 

We also reckon that in the next couple of years, we'll see Gibson in the World's 50 Best Bars. And maybe even a Spirited Award at Tales of the Cocktail.

 

 

 

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