London has some venues which do some fabulous cocktails, ranging from Yauatcha
to The Escapologist
, and I wondered if The Hide, about a 10 minute walk away from London Bridge, would join this pantheon of greats.
I had a White Russian, which tasted lovely, although I was slightly disappointed it wasn’t served in an Old Fashioned glass (God, I love Old Fashioneds), but a generic tumbler instead. If the varied cocktail menu wasn’t for you, then there was also a decent beer and wine list, meaning it would be literally impossible not to cater for an alcohol drinker in The Hide.
Décor was low-key but elegant, and the contemporary music playing in the background straddled the line between atmospheric and obtrusive well.
However, remember what I said about how I was a little uneasy with La Trompette
, because the waiters kept checking up on me? Well, those waiters were aloof compared to those in The Hide. I told the waiter I would need a few minutes to decide, and they came back almost immediately.
I was savouring my White Russian (it had been a long day, one needs #TreatYoSelf sometimes) at a leisurely pace, and another waitress came to my table, as if to pointedly say that me drinking one drink on my own wasn’t enough to merit a place at the table.
So, whilst I have no qualms with the quality of the drinks, or the range of tipples on offer, I have to take umbrage with the way they tried to railroad me into ordering more drinks than I wanted.
Those kind of games don’t work on me, fam. You won’t swindle Emma that way. But you will get a negative review for your troubles.
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