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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

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Donovan Bar at Brown's Hotel

Brown's Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street ,London W1S 4BP

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Aug 2009

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A dark, dingy space, with uncomfortable chairs and poor service. Place virtually empty but they still managed to completely forget a cocktail order. Questionable amount of alcohol in the £13 a throw concoctions – certainly didn't appear to be very much. So many better hotel bars in the vicinity. Duke's and Polo at the Mayfair to name but two.

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 1

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