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That’s Amore: Celebrating The Rat Pack at Brumus Restaurant and Bar

Well, what fun is to be had at Brumus Bar! If you’re keen on the jazz of the rat pack era then you may want to check out the rat pack cocktails and live music on offer at the restaurant and bar, which is part of Haymarket Hotel and right next door to the Theatre Royal Haymarket where the acclaimed musical is happening right now.

Brumus Bar
Brumus Bar

We were entertained by The Leon Garner Trio, fresh from their recent Christmas residency in Switzerland, who gave the attending cocktail enthusiasts some classics from the Great American Songbook. They were very good indeed, proving that live music in London is still a draw and is an essential part of the capital’s cultural scene.

I had a Mack the Knife (10 yr Bulleit Bourbon, Antica formula, Angostura bitters) and very delicious it was too. Not too sweet, thankfully. The cocktail menu, created by World Class and inspired by Rat Pack classics include Fly Me to the Moon (Bulleit Rye, coffee liqueur, maple, espresso ice cream), The Lady is a Tramp (Ketel One, Dolin Dry), That’s Life (Tanqueray No. TEN, Noilly Pratt), and That’s Amore (Zacapa 23, Mozart Dark, Grand Marnier, Champagne, cherry syrup). It’s SEEN’s observation that World Class take their cocktails very seriously; they are of high calibre.

Fly Me to the Moon
Mr Bojangles
Thats Amore

A slate full of scrummy food accompanied the cocktail: spring rolls, stuffed peppers, cheesy croquettes and a kind of French toast; all very hearty and a good foil for the rather powerful cocktails.

The service is exceptionally good, the staff are friendly, patient and calm. The décor is soft and comfortable. You’d never think that bustling Haymarket was just outside. The whole evening was a pleasure and what a nice way of greeting the New Year.

You can book the package via www.firmdalehotels.com. They start at £89.50 and include a That’s Amore cocktail, three-course dinner with a glass of wine, tickets to The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas at the theatre and of course, if you’re there on a Wednesday or a Friday, live music from the Leon Garner Trio.

www.firmdalehotels.com

Brumus Bar
Haymarket Hotel
1 Suffolk Place
London
SW1Y4HX