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[16 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Review: Hotel du Vin, Church St, Birmingham

Hotel du Vin, Church St, Birmingham
Hotel bars are always a classic destination for people seeking cocktails, for some reason they always [usually] serve to a high standard. Now, a hotel known for wine, will it be any good for cocktails?
On entering the hotel, you are greeted by an ornate hallway and you need to head to the left into the ‘The Bubble Lounge’. You heard me right, a bubble bar:
Offering over 50 Champagnes, ‘The Bubble Lounge’ is flamboyantly decorated in the style of Venice’s Café Florin. Enjoy one …

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[22 Jul 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
Review: The Bar at The Dorchester, Mayfair, London

I’m not what you would call new money, nor old money, but I couldn’t help think as I walked past The Dorchester that I should pop in and sample a drink at their bar. I’ve heard a lot of nice things about the place, and thought why not.

Perhaps, in retrospect I should have thought a bit harder; after all this is: A) Mayfair, B) Posh Hotel and C) Hotel Prices.