SquareMeal Review of
Seymour's Parlour at The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
On Seymour Street, the Zetter’s Marylebone address has given a name and a character to its cocktail lounge. Cocktail collaborator Tony Conigliaro wrestles for top billing with ‘wicked Uncle Seymour’, whose Russell Sage-designed front parlour apparently doubles as the bar. With more than a touch of the Sir John Soanes about it, it’s an opulent, low-lit and sensorially demanding spot, but the heavy furniture and silky service make it relaxing, too. Seymour continues to make changes to his ornate inner sanctum; new drinks on the menu include the Drury Lane Gimlet, with Beefeater gin, cherry cordial and cherry Campari, and the darker, more modish Le Faison D’Or, with Chivas 12, smoked barley syrup, dark malt and soda. Afternoon tea – with a Nettle Collins, if you like – is another recent addition, with Seymour’s ‘gentleman’s’ version boasting pork pies, haggis sausage rolls and black pudding Scotch eggs with spiced mayo.