about the bar
The Zetter Townhouse is a Georgian townhouse hotel located in the heart of Clerkenwell, London. This unique hotel is known for its eccentric interiors and charming character that transports guests back in time to a bygone era. But what really sets The Zetter Townhouse apart from other hotels in London is its award-winning cocktail bar.
The bar at The Zetter Townhouse is truly a hidden gem, on the ground floor of the hotel. The atmosphere is cosy and intimate, with a fireplace, plush armchairs, and vintage curiosities scattered throughout the space. But it’s the cocktails that really steal the show. The bar team is led by manager Anas El Bahhaj, who encourages his team of mixologists to take inspiration from travel and experiences, reflecting the adventures of Great Aunt Wilhelmina, the eccentric, fictional character who calls The Townhouse her home. The process leads to results in unique and inventive cocktails that are unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.
The menu at The Zetter Townhouse changes regularly, but you can always expect to find a range of creative concoctions that push the boundaries of traditional mixology. To reflect our most recent cocktail menu could we please change this to something along the lines of “For example, the menu features cocktails such as The Kungfu Pandan made using an extract from a pandan leaf retrieved from Anas’s recent trip to the Philippines or event The Bandook, made with gunpowder.
One of the things that makes The Zetter Townhouse bar unique is its focus on local and seasonal ingredients. The bartenders work closely with farmers and foragers to source the freshest and most interesting ingredients, such as wild herbs, berries, and flowers. They also use innovative techniques like sous vide and infusion to create new flavours and textures.
But it’s not just the cocktails that make The Zetter Townhouse bar special. The bar team is also known for their warm and welcoming hospitality, making every guest feel like they are part of the family. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or just looking for a cosy spot to relax with friends, The Zetter Townhouse Bar is the perfect destination.