New Mayfair bar celebrates Phileas Fogg
5th March 2013
Drinking & Dining
Inception Group, the innovative minds behind a number of well-known London bars. They have brought their creative sense of style to a bar in the heart of Mayfair.
The bar, which is tucked away on a side street just off Berkeley Square, is inspired by the house of fictional character Phileas Fogg. The protagonist in Jules Verne’s renowned novel Around the World in Eighty Days. The venue is packed with the kind of artefacts that Fogg would have collected on his travels across the globe. Iteven comes complete with its very own Passepartout, Fogg’s valet, who takes guest’s hats and coats upon arrival.
Mark Jenner, bar manager at the widely respected Connaught Hotel. He has been assigned the central role in the new establishment, and will be serving up classic Victorian cocktails with spirits like absinthe and gin. Served in unusual dishes like globes, steam trains and antique punch bowls.
Charlie Gilkes, the founder of the bar, said: “We’ve created Mr Fogg’s with a sense of history, adventure and imagination. We hope to take you on a journey very soon – just don’t be late, we’re on a tight schedule.” Any visit to the new Phileas Fogg themed bar is bound to be an unforgettable occasion. When will you be paying your first visit?
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