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Smooth and dependable with a tasteful and nicely upholstered interior, the Donovan Bar is quietly stylish – if not the most exciting ride in town. However, at £15 per cocktail, this self-appointed
‘legendary drinking establishment' is possibly not for your average runaround tippler. Fans of sidecar and classics of similar vintage will find them among a list of contemporary ideas such as the
rock (Glenmorangie 18-year-old whisky, fresh pineapple, black pepper and lemon juice spritzed with smoky Scotch), while gin lovers might fancy a Sipsmith and Aperol old fashioned, sipped to the
sounds of live jazz most evenings. There's also a good range of grape and grain to go with proper English snacks – think devils on horseback, fishfingers with mushy peas and chips, Portland crab on
toast or pork crackling with Bramley apple sauce
My first afternoon tea for the year has set the standard high. Each month, Emma, Rebecca and I host a travel link up and after 12 months of the link up we decided it was time to finally meet the lovely ladies behind the blogs so we organised an afternoon tea at Brown’s Hotel in London; a hotel which isn’t only London’s first ever hotel but is also older than New Zealand.Now no afternoon tea is complete without a review these days so grab yourself a cup of tea while I give you a sneak peak at the revamped Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel....
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