If there’s anything you take away from this blog let it be this – edible gold is a must. And The Westbury in Mayfair has the recipe down to a T.
A couple of weeks ago I had lunch and cocktails at the Polo Bar in The Westbury and myyyy what a treat it was. We were welcomed and served by Adela and Zsofia, two ladies who really knew their stuff and were a joy to chat to. They had personality too which I like to see in hotel staff because all too often they can be robotic and awkward. Anyway, I digress.
We started off with a few cocktails and just look at these beauties. It’s not often you can say you have gold in your teeth but on this occasion I said it multiple times. This stunner is Mayfair Gold and the cocktail below is a Pomegranate Deluxe.
You know when you’re out with someone and you get food/drink envy? Don’t worry about that. The Westbury have it covered.
A mini sample cocktail! This was a smaller version of the Mayfair Gold Phil ordered which, along with my Pomegranate Deluxe, they brought for me to try. Win. What a fab idea.
Alongside the cocktails we ordered lunch and I was SO pleased to see normal sized portions and not artsy fartsy designer looking food consisting of a few leaves and two chips balancing on each other. Hurrah! As a girl who likes her grub and cocktails I was in the right place.
To start we shared duck spring rolls (and, although I didn’t have them on this occasion, the goats cheese cones are a must), followed by fish and chips for me (can’t go wrong) and a pulled pork sandwich for Phil.
I could eat this fish and chips morning, noon and night. Soft, fresh, boneless, yum. Although the pulled pork sandwich was great, it wasn’t the best, but still very tasty.
Then we took one for the team and battled on to the next set of cocktails – Twisted and Divine. No gold but equally if not more beautiful.
Would you like to see the des.. YES. I definitely would like to see the dessert menu, thank you.
We shared a Chocolate and Olive Oil Mousse which cured my chocolate craving in an instant. I’m not a fan of caramel but this caramel cream was heavenly, as was the chocolate mousse. Delish.
And with that it was obviously time for another cocktail. Adela and Zsofia kindly brought us over these two creations – Sweet Almond (tasted like cheesecake) and Lemon Tree.
Come late afternoon the sun was shining through the glass prisms covering the windows creating rainbows all over the bar.
And this is what happens when the sun hits a cocktail.
There’s nothing that makes me think no effort has been put in more than standard cocktails and crap food, especially when you’re paying a pretty price for them. But at The Westbury you needn’t worry about that because what you get is beautifully creative drinks using fab ingredients and well prepared and presented food that will set you up for the day. And you also get to be a cool cat and tell your friends you ate gold.
(I was a guest of The Westbury)