I have been waiting patiently to share this review with you guys but got so excited on the day that I couldn’t restrain myself from uploading photos to Instagram and Facebook so may have ruined the anticipation slightly
Eaton Square Bar and Restaurant is located in Hobart Place, Belgravia, the perfect stop off for lunch if you have arrived at Victoria Coach and Train station, proving a pleasant walk when the sun is beaming. They claim to serve up some of the best cocktails in the capital and after reading such a claim there was no way I could turn this visit down. Cocktails are few and far between in Worthing, that is unless I want the delectable delight of Wetherspoons pitchers and straws, unfortunately for me those days are over and pre mixed sachets are simply not going to cut it for me.
As soon as we arrived the first thing I ordered was a Cosmo Daisy, Cosmopolitans are my absolute favourite, that is when I am not pouring them down my favourite dresses, whilst Pete ordered a Long Island Iced Tea at request. Both drinks came in at just £8.50 which is a very reasonable price for London and even moreso once you taste them. Mine comprised of :Citrus Vodka, Orange liqueur shaken with a touch of Cranberry and fresh Raspberries, sweet Rose syrup garnished with a Daisy flower. I can honestly say it was one of the best cocktails I have ever tasted, the balance of alcohol with the vibrant, fresh fruit was perfect, nothing over powered one another and was smooth and enjoyable.
Long Island Iced Teas are definitely my least favourite cocktail as I find them bitter and potent, however when Pete let me have a sip of his it was the first time I have ever felt compelled to carry on drinking. From something that used to make me feel queasy at first sniff to leaving me wanting more I knew I had to order more drinks.
Next up was a Pina Colada for me (a holiday favourite) and a Tommy’s Magarita for Pete (he hated them on holiday…!)followed by a Tom Collins and another Magarita for Pete. The cocktails were so incredible I could have just kept ordering more and more if I knew that my coach wouldn’t be leaving in just an hour. This is certainly a place I will be coming back to for an evening visit especially on our anniversary. Every cocktail was decorated with care and an appropriate nature whilst the flavours of the natural ingredients really shone through rather than thick, strong alcohol, I was very impressed.
If you can drag me away from the drinks (you’ll be hard pushed) then I cannot wait to share with you the seven tapas we chose from the menu to get stuck into. It cost just £22 per person for hot and cold tapas that you take your pick from the menu:
Trio of Dips & Beef Carpaccio
Marinated Chicken Skewers
Baby Squid and Calamari
As you can see the tapas sharing menu is an absolute delight to behold and ample food to share whether it’s for lunch or an evening meal. We were knocking back the cocktails and devouring the food as if we hadn’t eaten in days as it was simply divine. My personal favourite was the trio of dips, the baby squid and the prawns definitely a recommendation if you do pop down for some food. Even after all of that we still decided to share a dessert at the end as it wouldn’t be fair unless we tried something sweet right?!
Home made Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Raspberry Syrup
For just £5.50 you can satisfy your chocolate cravings and transport yourself into sweet heaven, as soon as this dish arrived I knew my biggest mistake was in not ordering one for myself (I struggled to share!)
All in all this has to be one of the best Restaurant experiences I have had in a long time. Service is a deal breaker for me and despite a couple arranging an event in the Restaurant whilst we were dining we were served with care, attention and never had to call anyone over. The plates weren’t rushed away from us, but nor did we have to wait too long for our food. I am racking my brains to try and find a fault but I simply can’t, even the toilets were sleek, modern and clean as a whistle. I am definitely coming back the next time I am in London and I highly recommend you pop in, even just for a drink…or two!