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The Zetter Townhouse Hotel & Bar
49-50 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ
- Farringdon Station (0.3 km)
- Barbican Tube Station (0.5 km)
- City Thameslink Station (1.0 km)
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020 7324 4545
31 Jamestown road, London NW1 7DB
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5 reviews of The Zetter Townhouse Hotel & Bar in English
We popped in here for a few cocktails with a friend before heading off to St John's for dinner.
They'll make any cocktail you want but I would definitely try their house specials. I personally went for one made with Rose vodka, the Les Fleur Du Mal, and delicious it was! My partner had the Pomegranate Kir Royal and Koln Martini (gin based). Both nice, but of course the martini the overall winner.
They have table reservations but we arrived without and they seated us at a lovely table.
Very nice staff!
The Zetter hotel itself is amazing and I didn’t expect anything less of the bar!
The atmosphere is great, friendly yet intimate, the service is very attentive and kind, and the drinks are perfect!
They have a drink served in a jar! What's not to like?
I was wandering around in the Farringdon area after work trying to find a place to have some drinks for catching up with old colleagues. Along came the Zetter Townhouse - I had previously only stumbled in here after a night out in hope of having a quick bite only to find out they don't serve any food after 10.
The interior made me want to spend my whole evening there. The decoration and the furniture just makes it so inviting and cosy. The drinks were the reason though that we entered the place and they were definitely not a letdown. One person ordered an espresso martini which is not on the menu but they were happy to make one anyway and it was apparently very good (he's had a fair share of them so that must mean that it was really good). I had The Treaty Of 1854 which was shochu (a Japanese plain alcohol similar to the Korean soju) and yuzu mixed with sugar and water. It came in a jar and was a fantastic, slightly citrusy drink.
Now I just need to find someone to go with so I can go there again.
It's almost worth my moving out of London so I have an excuse to stay here more often. The Zetter Townhouse is a beautiful boutique hotel and frankly, I'm smitten. With everything about the place. Even the striped carpet has me getting excited, and now I want stripes everywhere. And the furniture from the rooms is all beautiful. The headboards are made from parts of an old carousel. Colourful, charming and so much fun.
Other room highlights? Well our room has a bath in it (there's still a shower in the swanky bathroom). Next to the bed, all surrounded by black marble. So chic. Wooden beams from an old four-poster finished the look (although bubble bath would have been nice). There's also a great mini bar, with little bottles of the Zetter's own range of bitters. They've had them created especially, and they'll send up a cocktail kit if you ring down to the bar. But you don't have to! Because they've also got four ready made cocktails in little bottles for you. How cute. I nicked one to try tonight. There's also an antique wireless radio, that's been modified. You'll still get radio and it still works, but it'll also play and charge your iPod too. Clever, no? Rubbish hairdryer though. Seriously, my tangled curls today are proof of that.
The service is friendly, and there's no actual reception area, which is really nice actually. It feels friendly and intimate. The bar serves up some great cocktails (although the emphasis is on the sweet, which isn't my preferred cocktail taste) and they're all £8.50. I tried a nettle gimlet, which was surprisingly tasty - nettle cordial is yummy, who knew? Clerkenwell is full of modern bars (even the Zetter over the road is all shiny), the Townhouse Bar is still chic, but it's old school. And sexy with it. You'd come here for sneaky romantic chats. It's open already (the official opening is the 18th), although you'll have to be searching for it. But all the best bars are like that.
It's unlikely I'll get many opportunities to stay in the hotel (and I was here as a guest, I didn't pay for my overnight stay or my cocktails), but I'd jump at the chance to. And the cocktail bar? I've just found a new favourite Clerkenwell bar to play in. The list of awesome bars in this area is long, and this one is now at the top. Take me back, please?
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