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Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Goodge Street
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Another in the Mr Fogg’s group. This time a flower-filled Fitzrovia bar.

Houseplants are the new house cats for cramped Londoners. Our growing obsession with greenery has seen plant shops springing up in unlikely corners of the capital; and now, providing a verdant home from home, there’s a bar packed to the gills with flora – the first of three launches in 2018 from the Mr Fogg’s bar group.

The upstairs cocktail lounge can be squarely filed under ‘girls’ night out’ (the venue is spread over two levels, with a rowdy post-work crowd on the lower one enjoying the pub-style layout). Gaggles seemed glued to their mobiles: camera-phone flashes illuminated the room with steady regularity and armchairs in clashy prints suited the posing posse – especially when their cocktails arrived in teacups.

The menu, titled ‘The Language of Flowers’, includes cute sketches of pretty posies and words like ‘happiness’, ‘confidence’ and ‘passion’ in calligraphy. This bar clearly gets its audience, and even if it comes across as twee, it does do great drinks. We had a fair old wait for ours, but flavours were beautifully balanced (a light, expressive gin met with strong floral notes and silkiness in the Pink Rose).

All the noise from below created a sort of frenzied, jungle feeling. Downstairs, table service was slow (to be fair, I was hidden behind a palm tree) and much less conscientious. And snacks didn’t keep up with the standard of drinks. But again, cocktails with delicate garnishes were well executed and are clearly Mr Fogg’s strong point.

For dizzy horticultural heights and drinks to match, pack the Piriton and head up those stairs.

Details

Address: 48 Newman St
London
W1T 1QQ
Transport: Tube: Goodge St
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Users say (3)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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tastemaker

I came here for a friends' birthday and we had drinks in the downstairs 'pub-style' area. The cocktails were excellent and I really enjoyed the botanical infusions, they were also fairly priced, in line with other cocktail bars and not as pricey as some of Mr Fogg's other bars. There was a real buzzy atmosphere on a Saturday night, I would recommend booking a table, as this place gets packed out.

tastemaker

Absolutely loved this place! It's definitely a very unique bar, perfect if you're looking for something different for a girls night out or even a date! On a friday/saturday evening this place is very popular and you'd be lucky to find space downstairs amongst all the beautiful hanging plants and decor. Therefore, I definitely recommend you book a table online, that way you can have a drink downstairs if you're early and then be taken upstairs to your table later. 

Upstairs has more of a Victorian theme, still with pretty plants everywhere but its more intimate and cosy with sofas and chairs, and an exclusive cocktail menu! You definitely want to make sure your phones are fully charged as all the cocktails are super instagrammable and taste incredible too! Highly recommend and cant wait to go back!

Tastemaker

Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals is a brilliant cocktail bar established for the adventurous at heart. 


You can simply walk-in without a reservation and sip fantastic, botanical-inspired cocktails as you admire the high ceilings with beautiful plants and flowers hanging above and around you. If you do have a reservation (which you can do online), you'll be invited upstairs to an intimate Victorian-style drawing room complete with comfy ornate furnishing. There's also a special menu that is only available to those with a reservation. 


The cocktails are tasty (they come brilliantly presented) and the staff are wonderfully friendly (looking the part with their Victorian dress code and are patient & helpful when it comes to choosing your tipple of a choice of over 60+ cocktails). 


Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals is the latest collection of Victorian style bars in London, and it's one of the best. Would come back all day long with friends.

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