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Cocktails at the Cosy Club!

Cocktail master class at the Cosy Club – you don’t have to ask us twice. New girl Nicky donned her stilettos and popped along to shake her stuff!

This former bank on London street has certainly stirred up a lot on interest since it opened last month. Upon walking into this Grade II listed building, your spirits (and eyes) are raised to the impressive original glass domed ceiling – centrepiece of the open plan dining room. It really is a stunning Art Deco transformation of the former Nat West bank.

The Cosy Club team were the perfect hosts and the bartender’s (or mixologist!) combination of cocktail making skills and historical knowledge was informative and entertaining. Firstly, a demo of how to create the perfect Cherry Bakewell (delicious) and then how to mix a more classic cocktail – English Garden with Hendricks gin, elderflower cordial and lime..not forgetting a slice of cucumber to enhance not distract from the flavour. It certainly gives you the confidence to impress your friends and make a few of your own cocktails or ‘mocktails’ at home.

The party continued with a selection of tapas dishes – on a par with the best of Spanish cuisine – from squid and chorizo to halloumi sticks and tempura king prawns. The menu is very much bistro with lots of creative offerings including sharing options and an independent vegan/vegetarian menu – which is good to see.

If you fancy a discrete dining experience there are plenty of private rooms to choose from too – each paying homage to the building’s unique history. You can host a private party in ‘The Vault’ – formerly the basement home of the bank’s archives – transformed into a luxury yet cosy room with a well-stocked bar or the ‘A W Russell’ named after the National Provincial bank messenger who carried a gun.

It’s worth banking the thought that these rooms can be hired for cocktail demonstrations, birthday parties, after work gatherings, hen parties and wedding receptions for a very reasonable price.

For more information visit The Cosy Club website. “Now where is that bottle of gin?”

Words: Nicky Barrell 

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