The holders on the bar, containing celery, sage, and all the other wonders of cocktail making, were like an invitation to a small boozy garden. It was an excellent use of ingredients as props while not losing any practicality. It also wonderfully mimicked the outside of No 32 The Old Town which planted lavender, sage, and all the other wonders of cocktail to grow and be an actual garden(ish).
The cocktails were delicious. The Elderflower and Earl Grey Fizz (9£) was primarily all about the elderflower, the fizz adding a sensation of freshness and the gin could be still subtly felt. There wasn’t much Earl Grey that I felt, but otherwise I thought the interaction between the ingredients worked wonderfully well. A sweet cocktail for all the sweethearts out there.
The Lavender Rob Roy (10£) had some wonderful smokey undertones, and, despite myself not really enjoying whiskey or whiskey based cocktails, the quality of the alcohol was clearly high as the wasn’t that strong spirit taste of the whiskey (which you tend to find in lower quality ones). I did find the lavender to be a strange combination, simply because I normally associate it with a more subtle flavour, and the whiskey didn’t really let any of it be felt.
The space is also beautiful, with a variety of seating available and I have been told they do an amazing brunch – but that remains to be seen at some later date.