What: Tonica By The Distillery
In a nutshell: Gin, tonic and Spanish food
Summing it all up: Coming from the people behind Portobello Road Gin and their Distillery in Ladbroke Grove, they've headed east to Exmouth Market for their latest. Expect a bar with plenty of gin and tonic and a restaurant serving Spanish small plates.
They already have a four-storey bar to celebrate their gin over in Ladbroke Grove but Portobello gin are straying a little further from home with the latest, bringing Tonica by The Distillery to Exmouth Market.
This time it'll be across two floors, with a bar and restaurant on the ground floor and a working still room (and private space) in the basement. And yes, you can expect more than a few G&Ts on the menu. Their main drink will be the Gin and Tonic Plus - that, we're told, "uses fanciful garnishes, interesting tonics, bitters, tinctures, fresh herbs, juices, jams and even liqueurs".
As for the food, expect small plates with Spanish influences.
As for that basement still, it'll be used to create their house-made spirits, which go a bit beyond the usual. So there's an avocado vodka, a butter gin and a horseradish and rosemary vodka, each of which you can order in the bar.
More about Tonica By The Distillery
Where is it? 55-57 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QL
When does it open? April 2018
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