SquareMeal Review of
The latest Drake & Morgan vehicle off a whimsically styled, postmodernist production line that includes City hits such as The Happenstance and The Folly, this “beautifully created” venue spreads itself over three floors by Holborn Viaduct. Named after Aesop’s Fables, the whole place has been theatrically designed for full-on fun, with lots of books and book-themed motifs, patterned screens, sweeping staircases, floral-shaped chandeliers and a bathtub (“with extracts”) above. Drinks include boutique beers and fairy tale concoctions such as Princess Rossini (Tanqueray gin, sloe, the collector vermouth, blackberry, vanilla and Prosecco), while The Fable’s all-embracing offer extends to mixology classes, a flower shop and bar bites ranging from “delightful” ceviches, Peking duck flatbreads and Wagyu burgers to seared tuna and avocado salad with wasabi vinaigrette or chicken milanese with celeriac rémoulade. Overall, we reckon it’s the best D&M venue so far.
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