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Sipsmith and Gingerline are creating an immersive gin dinner

Sipsmith and Gingerline are creating an immersive gin dinner

‘Immersive dining experiences’ may be ten-a-penny these days – but we’re still piqued by what interactive supper supremos Gingerline and gin kings Sipsmith have rustled up for June’s World Gin Day. That being a hush-hush gin dinner event dubbed Juniper Manor, taking place most days from Saturday June 10 until early 2018.

As usual with this kind of thing, details are sparse, and the location secret (it’s ‘somewhere between Highbury & Islington and New Cross’ on the Overground line, which isn’t giving much away). But broadly, it’s set to be a botanical-laced four-course meal featuring Sipsmith-devised gin tipples, with a trough-full of interactive and, there’s that word again, immersive bits and pieces. ‘Time and taste intermingle, and fact and fiction fuse with fuzzy-minded intrigue,’ explain the organisers, rather, err, fuzzily. 

That might sound like flowery nonsense, but given the pedigree – Gingerline were the folks behind 2015’s excellent Chamber of Flavours – there’s every reason to feel giddy with anticipation. Chuck in a monochrome dress code and a dedicated cocktail bar and you’re all set for a delightfully woozy night.

Make your way to the Juniper Manor site for tickets, but be quick! They’re available now.

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Comments

4 comments
Paul D

When you arrive down the non descriptive back alley there's a massive contrast when the doors open and you find yourself inside a manor house! The cocktails at the bar are delicious and the choice is great.  As for the full experience the food on the 4 course experience is completely delicious.  Each set is excellently designed and each time you get a different surprise in each different room for each different course.  They've done it again... Roll on Chamber of Flavours part 3!

Renee S tastemaker

The hosts are enthusiastic, the set design elaborate, and the drinks here are definitely gintastic however with the lack of air conditioning that day, we were absolutely melting in the heat (I don’t know how the hosts maintained their composure!) The space is designed well, with great attention to details; however the atmosphere felt a little chaotic when the hosts were trying to figure out who had Bar Only tickets and who had Dining tickets. The single gin and food plate pairing that comes with the Bar Only ticket was rather underwhelming so if that is any indication of the dinner experience, I would be a little disappointed. The cocktails at the bar,however, were delicious despite the bar staff being very busy and a little flustered. Gingerline do great immersive events, so it's a must for those who like an adventure and want something different.


Tip: Definitely take the tour of the manor, and get in early if you want to relax with your drink.


Good For: something different, date night, small groups, gin fanatics.

Kitty S tastemaker

I went to Chambers of Flavour 2.0 and I loved it! Even having done the experience before, this knew gin themed version was still such a wonderful evening. The element of surprise is crucial so all I will say is the theatre, food and gin were all fabulous and I had to roll out of there! Thank you Gingerline for another fabulous night out. 

Dipti H tastemaker

Gingerline, you have done it again! I was bowled over by The Chamber of Flavour and had high expectations for Juniper Manor! I had a fantastic time at Juniper Manor yesterday evening enjoying all of my favourite things rolled in to one; theatre, food and alcohol. The Sipsmith cocktails were delicious and what made it even better, there was a gin pairing with each course. Looking forward to the next Gingerline event already.