This Months Competition

Hawkers Bar & Brasserie
We visited Kingston’s new Hawkers Bar and Brasserie this month for you – situated in The Double Tree – Hilton, a stone’s throw from Kingston Bridge. The Art Deco chic style bar and restaurant set the scene, with copper, grey and tea shades in a 1920’s theme and a unique and warm evening lighting arrangement, paying homage to the local hero Harry Hawker, whose aviation company designed the Hawker Hurricane plane in Kingston.
Starting with The Aviator cocktail, Kingston’s own Beckett’s gin distilled with mint from Neil’s backyard and Juniper from Box Hill, Crème de Violette, Maraschino liqueur & sugar set the evening up the way it was to continue, delicious! There were numerous other cocktails, artisan beers and Succulent pan fried scallops, air dried chorizo, pea puree and Pan fried wild mushrooms –Chanterellet, Enoki & Oyster toasted crispy brioche and garlic were perfect starters. Hawkers puff pie was succulent after 18 hours slow cooking, perfectly suited to the smoked bacon and cabbage parcel and rosemary gravy which accompanied it. The rib of beef was manly with smoked garlic mash and Tempranillo red wine sauce, accompanied by very fresh tender broccoli. The waiter selected a perfect Bordeaux red to accompany the meal.  
Blackberry cheesecake with the most sharp, refreshing tasty sorbet is highly recommended, or Coffee crème brulee twist, served in a coffee cup with handcrafted baileys ice cream.   This venue is perfect for anytime of day, whether it is afternoon tea, lunchtime break, business meetings, after work or shopping chill out or a lovely evening out. Parking all around in numerous car parks and just across the road from Bentalls/John Lewis.  
Thank you to Merlin and his team for such a lovely evening out, well worth the visit. We will definitely be back for the botanical afternoon tea menu during the Hampton Court Flower Show 4-9th July.    

CONGRATULATIONS TO LAST MONTH’S WINNER DAWN BELTON, WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR FREE YOGA SESSIONS, COURTESY OF SYNCHOLISTIC YOGA!

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