I hope you are all well and have had a great weekend. They are always over too fast...
I found a little list of where to get the best Martinis in London that you can keep in your black book of great places to go. I was never a fan of the Martini until about a year ago when I had one at Dukes Hotel. Divine. I can hear you all mumbling 'not my kind of drink' , I can promise you it was not mine either.
I hope you can enjoy one and like the list below.
Miss Jones xx
Anchor & Hope
One of the cheapest proper martinis you’re likely to find in Zone 1, the Anchor & Hope’s option more than holds its own with the bigger players.
36 The Cut, SE1, £6.50
A favourite haunt of Ian Fleming, the Duke’s martini is rumoured to be the inspiration for the infamous catchphrase, “shaken, not stirred”. It’s eye-wateringly strong and uses frozen gin so the ice doesn’t melt.
St James’s Place, SW1, £17; dukeshotel.com
Come try the original: Harry Craddock brought the dry martini to the Savoy from Prohibition-era America in the 1920s.
100 The Strand, WC2. £16.50; fairmont.com/savoy-london
Pick your ingredients from the legendary martini trolley to customise your drink. Bond fans, beware: Connaught martinis are stirred, never shaken.
Carlos Place, W1. £17; the-connaught.co.uk
Worship Street Whistling Shop
The Whistling Shop has an air of dissolute Victoriana and its drinks are named and concocted accordingly. Its Exploding Martini — mixed with Belvedere vodka, high-pressure cortisol and Gancia Bianco vermouth — could be a modern mum’s ruin.
63 Worship Street, EC2, £10 for an Exploded Martini, £9 for a standard; whistlingshop.com