The King of Soho Gin has created a Gin Palace in the heart of Soho, a place to indulge in exquisite gin-based drinks, delicious small plates and live entertainment. We went along and checked out the venue at the launch last week and absolutely loved it. It’s definitely a place I could envision wasting a few hours away in.
The winter gin palace opens on the 14th November for 6 weeks only, with #21Soho offering a rare insight into the playground of entertainment legend Paul Raymond, whose legacy was the inspiration behind both The King of Soho London Dry and the new Pink Variorum Gin.
Guests are invited to attend evenings dedicated to Comedy, Burlesque, Live Music and ‘Adult Story Time’ and all can be enjoyed with a gin in hand. There will be weekly events that will have every Soho, theatre and gin lover making this their go to destination this winter.
Gin lovers can also participate in experiential gin masterclasses and more, designed by the King of Soho’s UK Gin Ambassador, Jamie Stephenson. We’ve attended one of these so can vouch that they are a great time. We were treated to a martini master class and learnt the three ways to make a martini – shaken, stirred and thrown! It’s amazing how with the same three ingredients, the way the martini is made has a complete effect on the way it tastes.
The venue will have a number of King Of Soho cocktails available and all priced at only £10. The menu includes:
The King of Soho London Dry Gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup with a fruity red wine float
The King of Soho Variorum Gin, strawberry puree, lemon juice, sugar syrup topped with English sparkling wine
The King of Soho London Dry Gin, Dry Vermouth, garnish with olive or a twist
The King of Soho London Dry Gin, Suze, White Vermouth
The King of Soho Variorum Gin, Bitter Aperitivo, Rosé Vermouth
A selection of perfect King of Soho serves have also been created with Schweppes 1783 mixers. Think The King of Soho Variorum Gin, Schweppes 1783 Quenching Cucumber Tonic with a cucumber flower garnish or the The King of Soho London Dry Gin, Schweppes 1783 Crisp Tonic Water with a pink grapefruit garnish.
To be served alongside the drinks menu, renowned chef and flavour maestro Ashley James, who honed her culinary skills at the iconic Rainbow Room under Robert Aikens and at Michelin Star restaurant Tom Aikens, will be serving up tasty small plates and sweet offerings designed specifically to pair with gin, ‘Soho Fusion’. Ashley will also be making her famous Hot Apple Gin Toddy in the run up to Christmas. Snacks and sweet offerings from £3 and small plates from £6. Cover charge after 6pm is £2.
The King Of Soho popup will be open from 4pm -10pm, Wednesday to Saturday.
The King of Soho Winter Gin Palace
Reporter: Tegan LeBon