The hotel Number One Aldwych is two minutes away from where the partner works; I can go and prop up their bar, knocking back a drinkie or two whilst he busts out of work.
They have a wide range of cocktails on offer, which are not frighteningly expensive for a bar in such a good location. The bar is pleasingly decorated; suitably minimalist which comfortable seats. Sometimes the service can be a bit slow. But the uniformly high quality of their cocktails makes it worth the wait.
Today we both had cantaloupe daiquiris, which really hit the spot in terms of being innocuous and fruity whilst being reasonably booze-tastic. Every cocktail I’ve had there has been pleasing. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
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