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The team behind Notting Hill’s Portobello Road Gin run this four-floor gin palace, which incorporates a distillery, two bars, the basement Ginstitute for cocktail masterclasses, a gin museum, a shop, a private dining room and a teeny-tiny boutique hotel with just three rooms. On the ground-floor, The Resting Room is a modern take on a classic British boozer, serving up barrel-aged spirits (including Portobello Road Navy Strength) alongside classic cocktails and a traditional menu: the signature Bloody Mary paired with a sturdy roast from the Josper oven is one of our favourite cures for a lingering Sunday hangover. One floor up, the stylish GinTonica bar has a list of 100 different gins and majors on Spanish-style G&Ts, which are served in giant balloon glasses with bespoke bitters, mixers and garnishes. Pair them with tasty tapas such as chorizo con sidra, cheese croquetas or Basque-style tortilla vasca with caramelised onion.
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