Little Drury is a new cocktail bar nestled neatly under the New London Theatre right in the heart of - well you guessed it, Drury Lane! Recently I was invited along to take a look around and sample a few of their delicious cocktails so here's a tasty little snapshot of the evening I was lucky to experience in this sweet little spot in London. Ideal for meeting friends after work to unwind from the chaos of a busy day or a smart location to choose for an intimate workplace meeting or get together where you can be sure of great food and exceptionally friendly service.
Now I know that when you're asked to review a location you have to bear in mind that they know who you are and therefore fully intend to give you the best possible service. The thing is, in my opinion, you can usually still tell if this is a genuine reflection of the staff and how they really feel about their job and the place in which they work. In this case the management and staff at Little Drury clearly have a true passion for the business that they have created.
The style of this contemporary and cute location is smart and chic. Beautiful exposed brickwork, gorgeous copper tables and trimmings and a lovely relaxing, intimate and calming feel - off set by the low lighting, the pretty sea green colours and the fun and unique city signs and modern design elements.
Downstairs you can sit either inside or out and pick your cocktail of choice to be made from the main bar. Upstairs and overlooking the bar below, is a small but perfectly usable space for private hire, complete with table football and a decent TV screen. Functional and ideal if you wish to kick off your day with a team meeting outside of the office or perhaps need a space to get the team together for drinks after work.
If you're looking for a quick bite before heading off to the theatre then this is also the ideal location. Being in the heart of theatre-land and offering quick but filling tapas bites of extremely tasty and great quality. With a passion for sourcing the best ingredients, Little Drury have put together an enviable menu of very reasonably priced Italian and Spanish inspired tapas. Generously portioned plates will be certain to please as you wash them down with a unique choice of classic cocktails with a Little Drury original twist!
For example the classic Caipirinha gets a subtle makeover made with the refreshing taste of basil and grape. The Mojito has a little added strawberry for that summer sweetness. Or try something completely different like the Drunken Avocado. Fresh avocado blended with lycée and lemon juice. There's something to tickle everyone's fancy including a decent selection of non-alcoholic cocktails too.
When it comes to the food I hope that the pictures themselves will do the talking but needless to say it was delicious and for tapas, very filling and decently sized. The perfect accompaniment to the carefully chosen cocktail selection. If you do visit then make sure you try out the two house specials because I know that you won't be disappointed!
So if you find yourself London way in need of a friendly place with a happy vibe to take the weight of your feet and enjoy a drink or two, pop into Little Drury and say hello. Come rain or shine this is a lovely spot to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.
Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday everyone and I look forward to sharing some more What Now news and ideas with you later this week. Farewell for now.
*The food and drink sampled here was complimentary as part of being invited along to review. My opinions are however 100% honest and completely my own. If I hadn't enjoyed it I wouldn't be sharing it here today.