The Swing – Five Stars from us!

Delicious tapas and imaginative cocktails make this a killer neighbourhood spot that you have to visit!

         Simply put, full flavour Pan Asian cuisine is what The Swing does best. With a selection of carefully crafted dishes that contrast textures and taste to delight the senses, we were seriously impressed by the food on offer.

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Dipping dat dough son.

A few highlights included the Miso Aubergine with yuzu, sesame and crunchy spring onion that was incredibly fragrant and moreish (we finished it way too quickly!), and the K-Buffalo Wings which we’re stickyfingerlicking good! The sauce on these bad-boys was the stuff of legend and honestly, we are still dreaming about it a few weeks later!

 

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A dark and mysterious stranger attracts our attention…

The cocktails on offer are an imaginative twist on classics created by owner Arjun Sahi who really knows his way around a bar. We visited to try the limited edition winner of the MONIN BarBarista Challenge, The Swinging Gentleman which was created from scratch in under 30 minutes by Arjun partnered with Anthony Khouri of The Gentleman Baristas. The drink is a complex and rich mix of Ron de Jeremy Rum, Cold Brew Coffee, Campari and MONIN Orange Spritz Syrup – it’s basically the best Negroni twist you’ll ever have, trust us 😉

The whole experience gave us huge satisfied bellies and heart eye emoji faces so if that sounds like something you want in your life then head to West Hampstead and get Swingin’!

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Mid-feast :3

A Gin Journey around the Mediterranean without leaving London!

With four key botanicals reaching across the Mediterranean Sea and captured in crystalline smooth form, there is no denying that Gin Mare packs a powerful punch. Reminiscent of cool evenings spent by gently lapping waves, the scent of olive groves and softly grilled meats rising from the nearby beach, this is truly a king among gin.

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One of the Martini serves along the journey…

Now, thanks to the perfect partnership between Gin Journey and Gin Mare, you can head to the Med without getting on a plane. Instead, ticket holders step aboard the Gini-Bus and take part in a three-stop dining extravaganza stopping at restaurants such as Camino, Brindisa, Arthur Hooper’s, Andina and more, with food and drink pairings at each stop and your very own Gin Guardian leading the way! You’ll have the chance to try three Gin Mare Serves which show the diversity and explorative spirit of this fantastic spirit, get a Gin Mare sample to take home, and leave with enough knowledge to impress your friends next time you’re at the bar.

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Some of the Mediterranean treats to keep you going!

We can’t recommend this experience enough not only for the fantastic tapas-style pairings and non-stop party vibe but for the interesting gin facts and mini-masterclasses you’ll have thrown at you along the way. As the website says, “the Mediterranean isn’t a place, it’s an attitude”.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/med-transfers-11149137452

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