Best Cocktails – Evans & Peel – Earls Court
While there is a plethora of watering holes in the Earls Court area to quench one’s thirst, I often long for a bit of that urban edge, the icy cool hand of a slick mixologist and a damned good Old Fashioned without having to brave the East End.
Luckily we have been blessed with a little nook that caters to all the above and I can practically see it from my sitting room window. I have to look closely though because Evan & Peel’s Detective Agency, like all good speakeasies, is marked only with a dimly lit streetlight and a rusty intercom.
You need to ‘book an appointment’ so that someone can ‘look over your case file’ and decide whether or not it is worthy of taking on. And if you fancy sporting your best Great Gatsby get up you won’t be the only one… 1920’s is the theme.
I don’t want to spoil the fun and in the interest of keeping this post on track I’ll cut straight to the chase. The cocktails here are excellent – dangerous, but excellent. E&P don’t deal in single shots, not that you’d notice as these drinks slide down like a dream.
My favourite? An A&T the namesake of a bartender who has long since moved on but the delicate cucumber, tea and vodka infusion he invented has stayed on and let me tell you, it packs a punch. The menu offers a smorgasbord of innovative combinations as well as a firm grasp of the originals, all served in cut glass or, in some cases, a teacup.
Arrive early, plead your case and stumble home.
Evans & Peel Detective Agency 310c Earls Court Rd, West Brompton, London, SW5 9BA 020 7373 3573 Open 5pm-midnight Tue-Thur; 5pm-00.30 Fri-Sat
Happy Birthday Evans & Peel / Earls Court
Evans & Peel Detective Agency, Earls Court’s now infamous speakeasy, is celebrating its first birthday on the weekend of 07th-09th June.
For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of a visit please do have a look at my rundown on the joint in the Best of West Brompton. As for the rest of you, book your case slots now before the detective agency runs out of desks! Details below…
Announcing Holly Penfield for The Grand Finale Detective Birthday Bash
Holly Penfield + Band
Friday 07th – Whiskey &Truffle Specials
Saturday 08th – Whiskey & Truffle Special + Launch of new menu and cocktail specials
Sunday 09th – The ‘Piece De Resistance’ – The Jazz Singing Extraodinaire, Holly Penfield, usually seen at The Savoy and NYC hot spots will be upstaging our detectives and bringing our Birthday Weekend to a fantastic close. The performance is not to be missed. Free, but bookings only.
Time: 16:00 – 22:30 (Performance 18:00 – 20:30)
NB: Appointments are preferred by electronic mail, ideally a week in advance. We do leave a few desks open every evening for those ‘drop-in’ appointments. Every new case will be handled with utmost confidentiality.
Only if absolutely necessary contact via the wireless during office hours: 02073733573 (Tuesday to Saturday between 15:00 & 17:00)
If you are a Drawer Holder: Please reference your drawer number in the subject/case, with a two-hour warning and we shall seat you and up to 5 guests.
For Drawer Information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Evans and Peel have a no standing policy. All clients must be seated for their consultation. We’re old fashioned like that…
Evans & Peel Detective Agency310c Earls Court Rd, Earls Court, London, SW5 9BA020 7373 3573 Open 5pm-midnight Tue-Thur; 5pm-00.30 Fri-Sat