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Vogue names Mr Fogg’s Residence one of the ‘Best Cocktail Bars in London’

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We’re extremely proud to see Mr Fogg’s Residence featured in Vogue’s roundup of London’s best cocktail bars.
‘The original charming cocktail residence in Mayfair – inspired by Jules Verne’s eccentric British adventurer Phileas J Fogg – now boasts two sister locations in London, the Covent Garden tavern and the recently opened gin parlour.’

Inception Group visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery

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Inception group visited the Bombay Sapphire Distillery on Monday 16th for our annual away day. We saw some excellently motivating presentations, one in particular by our Head of Maintenance Jerry who drew an impeccably thorough – but entirely improvised – analogy between team Inception and a military ranked army.
Later we engaged in a team-building ‘egg drop’ exercise; highlighting the creativity of certain team members. (Most eggs were successful.) We then ended with a tour of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, educating ourselves on all that is required to make this incredible brand of Gin.

From The Earth to The Stars at Mr Fogg’s Residence

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Mr Fogg’s Residence, has become the first bar to send a cocktail into space. The cocktail (From The Earth To The Stars) will be used as bitters and available for guests to enjoy in a limited edition cocktail at the bar.

A bottle of the bitters was sent 27km above the earth’s surface to capture this photo, with the help of acclaimed food and drink scientists, Bompas & Parr, who sent the drink into space using a bespoke balloon. The bottle journeyed for 2 hours and 15 minutes with temperatures dropping as low as -57 degrees.

The bottle has now be taken on the final leg of its journey and turned into London’s most well-travelled drink, with From The Earth to The Stars, a celestial libation made with Tanqueray TEN Gin, fresh lavender, grapefruit peels, orange peel, lemon peel, fresh chamomile and angelica root. This interstellar cocktail will be both delicious and offer drinkers a unique chance to travel to infinity and beyond with just one sip.

For a chance to try this extra-terrestrial libation, come and visit us at Mr Fogg’s: https://mr-foggs.com/residence/reservations/ 

Inception Group wins Best Hospitality Group Of The Year…. and more…

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We are incredibly honoured and proud to have won 3 awards in the past 2 weeks. As the group continues to grow we hope our collection of awards will follow suit! As Co-Founder Duncan Stirling said#WeAreGoingToNeedATrophyCabinet !

London Lifestyle Awards: Best Hospitality Group 2014, 2015, 2016

To win it once was very special, then to follow up last year with another win was a complete surprise but to win it an unprecedented three times is truly amazing. We are very proud to win Best Hospitality Group in London once again.

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2016 Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR): Inception Group – Late Night Drinks Award 2016

We were delighted to attend the 2016 Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Late Night Awards and honoured to win the award for Late Night Drink against some fierce national competition including Be At One, Dirty Martini (Covent Garden Restaurants), and New World Trading Company.

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Imbibe Drinks List: Mr Fogg’s – Themed Drinks List Of The Year 2016

‘ What really made venue stand out was how they interpreted their chosen theme and carried it through to every single element of their drinks list; from their carefully curated spirits choices to cleverly named cocktails, original recipes and creative drinks list design’.

To see the other shortlisted competitors click here.

BungaTINI Opens!

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BungaTINI is an all day trattoria and bar open from 7am-1am serving coffee, breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, dinner, drinks, and everything in-between.

Inspired by a neighbourhood back-street Italian bar/pizzeria, it serves a delicious range of home-made pastries, pizzas and classically simple regional dishes available to eat in or take away. The bar houses a large selection of Italian wines, beers, proseccos and vermouths and also serves a range of cocktails perfect for either an aperitivo or digestivo.

Downstairs, it offers a more informal bar setting with high tables and a counter to eat and drink at whilst the trattoria with restaurant tables is upstairs looking over the bar below.

Buon Appetito!

For more information click here.

Cahoots pops up at London Cocktail Week with Bombay Sapphire

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From Monday 3rd October to Sunday 9th October Cahoots appeared down the Central Line at Old Spitalfields Market with Bombay Sapphire gin. Cahoots created a bespoke Cahoots vintage cocktail train at the London Cocktail Week Village with their scoundrels on hand to keep guests well hydrated.

The menu was inspired by the adventures of the Famous Five by Enid Blyton, featuring cocktails such as The Captain heads to the seaside! Made with Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Bathwater Brew, Blue Curacao, lemon topped with Fentiman’s tonic; The Captain solves a mystery! Using star of Bombay Sapphire, Amer picon, Kamm & Sons and Martini Fiero and The Captain meets a tropical stranger! Bombay Sapphire, Limoncello, Grains of Paradise, Pomegranate, pineapple and lemon.

Cahoots Pop-Up at London Cocktail Week

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We are very excited to announce that Cahoots will be creating a pop-up bar at London Cocktail Week this October.  The Scoundrels have teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to create a bespoke Cahoots vintage cocktail train at the Cocktail Village located in Old Spitalfields Market from the 3rd to the 9th of October.

As guests step aboard, and all tickets are checked, the journey from Cahoots in Soho to Laverstoke, the home of Bombay Sapphire’s gin distillery begins. Using flavours and ingredients from the allotments of London to the green fields of the home counties as inspiration, Cahoots at London Cocktail Week will be an immersive experience focused around the artistry of gin & tonic.

The menu will be inspired by the adventures of the Famous Five by Enid Blyton like you have never seen her before… Featuring cocktails such as The Captain heads to the seaside! The Captain solves a mystery! and The Captain meets a tropical stranger! Each cocktail served at the London Cocktail Village will come with a night watchman ticket, for guests to hop on the night tube to Cahoots in Soho for speedy entry and a complimentary night tube cocktail after 11pm any night of the week. 

Cocktails at the LCW village and Cahoots Soho will be priced at £5 with wristbands. Cahoots Soho will be serving cocktails with a slice of pie for £10

For more information and tickets please click here.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes speaks at Mr Fogg’s Explorer Series

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Mr Fogg’s Explorer Series has been running for two years and seen the likes of Bear Grylls, The Tempest Two, Bill Colegrave, Robert Swan OBE, Simon Reeve, The Turner Twins and many more give talks. Monday 19th September however was the pinacle. Mr Fogg personally invited Sir Ranulph Fiennes to speak at his residence and is grateful to Johnnie Walker for supporting this event.

Sir Ranulph also gave an interview to The Evening Standard when he was at Mr Fogg’s Residence on Monday for our Explorer Series. Click here to read it.