On a week with back to back torrential rain plaguing London, the heavens closed momentarily and luckily for me it couldn’t have been better timed. As this was the evening that me and some of my colleagues met up to celebrate someone’s long overdue leaving drinks.
George’s Bar was booked for a short stay to say one of the final cheers that evening, before moving on to another establishment!
Drinks - 8/10
Ambiance - 9/10
Service - 8/10
Value for Money - 7.5/10
A high-end bar in Kings Cross. George’s Bar is part of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel offering an inventive Cocktail list and top-notch customer service.
Price range: ££££
Telephone: 020 8617 7835
Address: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Rd, London NW1 2AR
Nearest Station: Kings Cross St Pancras or Euston Underground Station
The first thing that captures your eyes when entering is the grandeur of at all. Tall ceilings, mosaic-esques tiling, impressive bell chandelier and dark leather furniture, all sitting under low lighting which really sets the scene. The Bar itself is part of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, a hotel which I haven’t been fortunate enough to stay at personally, but I get the feeling the styles of the two are not too dissimilar.
Now the cocktails are a bit on the pricey end, which is expected from a place like this. But, it isn’t ridiculously expensive, the average price of a cocktail is about £14, which for the City of London, is just above average. And the choices on the drinks menu are quite intricate, you won’t find your simple Margaritas or Vodka Coke here, but rather concoctions named ‘The Negroni Shun’, ‘A-pear-itif’ or ‘Lost in Marrakesh’. One of my friends actually asked for a simple Rum and Coke and the response from the waitress was “Which type of rum would you like?” And I don’t know about you, but I have never been asked this question, clearly, I am going to the wrong bars!
I went for the “Bramble Berry” cocktail in the end, which is made from Bombay Bramble (Gin), Creme de Mure (Blackberry Liqueur), Lemon and Lime Juice, Elderflower Cordial and Honey Water (Ooooo). Which was an excellent choice, not only was the presentation on point, but the sweet blend of blackberry and the elderflower worked really well. I did find I had to drink the cocktail slowly to ensure I wasn’t overcome with too much sweetness. So it’s a good pace drinker, that you can sit and enjoy at your leisure which both your liver and wallet will thank you for.
All in all, it was a wonderful short trip to George’s Bar. The waiting staff were really welcoming and you can tell that they know their drinks inside out and they will have no issue explaining in great detail about each drink.
This is definitely a place that I will remember if I do plan any important celebrations or if I am feeling particularly lavish one evening. 🙂