SquareMeal Review of
Q Bar at Quilon
While Quilon is a Michelin-starred Indian destination, the adjoining Q Bar plies its trade as a more relaxed drop-in for drinks, meetings, conversation and spicy snacks (semolina chips, chilli
yoghurt chicken strips, crispy silver fish). It’s a good looker, echoing the handsome decor of the restaurant with rich fabrics, bronze fittings and flickering tea lights. Sink into one of the
plush armchairs and examine the extensive drinks list with its carefully chosen wines and specialist beers from Corsica, India, San Francisco and beyond. Also wave the flag for patriotic entries
including Cornish-brewed Chalky’s Bark – a spicy, bottle-aged ale named after Rick Stein’s late dog. There’s a 50-strong whisky list, too, while cocktails span everything from a tamarind-spiked
margarita and green-chilli Qojito to bittor – a blend of Grand Marnier, Amaretto, Angostura 1919 and lime.