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The Flavour Rooms Pop-up in Carnaby: A Taste Adventure

SEEN had the pleasure of checking out this cocktail bar with a twist last night and found it packed to the gunwales with those curious to imbibe. The Flavour Rooms, Carnaby is the latest in Smith & Sinclair’s unique, innovative flavoursome pop-ups.

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Upstairs showcased Smith & Sinclair’s renowned alcoholic and edible creations including its signature cocktail pastilles (flavours include Gin & Tonic and Whisky Sour), alcoholic bubbles, cocktail-infused vapours, alcoholic dib dabs and more. SEEN tried a gin-flavoured pastille. It wasn’t nearly as sweet as she expected. Very nice. Downstairs, guests pored over menus in the Tanqueray Experimental Garnish Bar. This is truly a cocktail bar like no other. You can find it at 8, Ganton Street, Carnaby from Friday 3rd March until Sunday 2nd April. You’ll be pleased to hear it will be open seven days a week, and the bar from Wednesday to Saturday.


Set up to ‘challenge all previous perceptions of how alcohol should be consumed’, Smith & Sinclair deconstruct cocktails into weird and wonderful creations and curate extraordinary experiences. Partnering with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, Smith & Sinclair will present a one-of-a-kind cocktail bar downstairs serving a bespoke collection of four Tanqueray cocktails which guests are encouraged to get creative with, letting their imaginations run wild and experimenting with their own edible garnishes: perfumes, gin oils and spherification balls that pop in the mouth.

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The great thing is that the Flavour Rooms are an experience (so much better than just ‘going out’) and an adventure in taste rather than focusing on inebriation. It’s altogether a civilised way to enjoy gin – such a London drink.

Reservations for the Tanqueray Experimental Garnish Bar need to be made in advance at £12 per person and include a Smith & Sinclair edible cocktail, a Tanqueray cocktail and a range of garnishes to indulge in.

The bar is open to over 18s only and tickets are available via Design My Night.

Smith & Sinclair will also invite the curious to create memorable scents to both smell and devour in new edible perfume workshops. Guests will embark on a voyage of discovery through the history of perfumes along with a tasting and the chance to create their own bespoke bottles to take home. SEEN is willing to bet this will have a big take-up with those on a date.

Sessions start from £35 per person and can be booked via Design My Night.

If the atmosphere last night was anything to go by, the Flavour Rooms are working hard to inspire a more considered way to enjoy alcohol, and elevating a night out in London to a unique experience. SEEN recommends.

3rd March – 2nd April 2017

The Flavour Rooms
8 Ganton Street