Thursday, 19 November 2009

Thanksgiving and Eggnog ...

Tony has divulged his Eggnog recipe to a select few this week at the bar in preparation for Thanksgiving on Thursday the 26th November. We also be having Maurice tinkling the Ivories from 8pm with american classics!

If you want to wow you friends and family over the Christmas and new Year break, join us for a Holiday Cocktail masterclass on Saturday 28th November from 2pm. Tickets are £25 and you will watch, try and some will make the following 5 drinks...
Fresh Eggnog
Classic Champagne Cocktail
Hot Toddies
Mulled Wine

Places are limited so but ourselves in by emailing or calling us on 07540 528593

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

RumFest Sunday 25th October

We'll be celebrating RumFest in Partnership with our friends at Havana Club from 2pm.
Traditional Cuban food and Iconic Cuban Cocktails will be served throughout the day.
Entertainment will include our regular jazz duo Maurice and Budgie with other acts awaiting confirmation...
Cuban films will be projected outside from dusk ... and I'm sure other things will be added the closer to the date we get!

Autumn Cocktails

69 Colebrooke enters into Autumn….

We have some new drinks from Tony Conigliaro taking on the new seasons flavours.... These are just a few.

Our Americanino (as the classic Americano but with our own seasonal bitters made in Tony’s Lab above the bar) is losing its Grapefruit bitters for some house made Rhubarb bitters.

Introducing The Somerset Sour … served in a martini coup it shows of the Somerset Brandy 5 yr old, laced with cider and garnished with a bobbing apple with the distinct scent of the country side … Hay.

Death in Venice (Camille’s new tipple!) is inspired by the 1971 Cannes Film Festival award winning film of the same name staring Dirk Bogarde. It involves Campari, Preosseco, home made grapefruit bitters, orange twist served served in a tulip flute.

The Prairie Oyster was epitamised by film …. Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Tony’s version contains no egg or Oyster but is served in a resin oyster shell with a clarified tomato ‘yolk’ surrounded by vodka, Tabasco, worcester sauce, vinegar, salt and shallots.
The shape of the shell encourages you to slurp the liquid which will bombard you with the intense flavours of the ‘oyster’ juices. This will be followed by the popping of the yolk which will wash bursts of clean pure flavours of clarified tomato juice.

The Prairie Oyster will be offered out randomly as and when an appreciative crowd descends, and at only £4.50 a pop this is one experience you are going to want to be a part of…so come appreciate!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

69 Colebrooke Row Needs You!

We are currently looking for a waitress and a trainee bar tender to join our team. Excellent English, neat and tidy appearance and some bar/waitressing experience are all essential. We are a a small & close team that needs dedicated and passionate recruits to join us at this small but award winning venue. Please email or call the Bar at 07540 528593

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Live Jazz Piano and Song

69 Colebrooke Row are happy to announce the return of Maurice and Budgie on Thursday September 24th from 8pm.
The last time they graced us with their music the place got fully booked a week before hand so don't be hasty, book a table today for a fun packed night of cocktails and jazz...

Thursday, 3 September 2009

A 1700 year old Martini Glass?

We had a visit from Craig Harper on Tuesday ... with him he had his new purchase of a 1700 year glass bought that day from an antique shop in the west end. What better way of Christening this new purchase than with 69 Colebrooke Rows 'dry' Martini ...
It was first "sterilised" by filling it to the brim with Wray and Nephew as Craig was a little wary of anything to hot - or cold for that matter - coming into contact with the precious glass!
The chalice was handed round to pals Ian McLaren and Jay Hepburn (Oh Gosh Blogger) ... even Stuart and Camille had a go!

But the question remains, is it a 1700 Martini glass or a 1700 year old tealight holder?

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

laying down the 2009 vintages ...

Yesterday saw the laying down of the bourbon for future vintage Manhattans ...
Presently we have a 3 year old vintage Manhattans for £21 a pop including a cherry!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Our Very Own Cognac...

Here at 69 Colebrooke Row we go to extreme lengths to choose the perfect spirit for our drinks. Tony C collaberated with Gilles Merlet in Cognac to distill a great cognac for cocktails. It is perfectly smooth on its own and works well in our very own "Spitfire" which also contains Merlets Creme de Peche.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Time Out Best New Bar Nomination ..

After being open just 11 weeks we had news yesterday that the great people of Time Out Magazine feel we are worthy of being nominated for Best New Bar ... its nice to be appreciated!

You can help us along by voting through this link and you could win yourself a prize too!

Ferrogosto Fun ...

Thanks to all those that rocked up to celebrate with us last Saturday 15th August for Ferrogosto...

A Special thanks to Francis for her fantastic outfit and great Jonny Cash rendition (not so Italian but great fun!)

Also a big thanks to Martini who sponsered our event with the loan of martini vespas, umbrellas, and a projector for us show show the obligatory 50's Black and White Italian movies later in the evening...

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Next Saturday 15th August 69 Colebrooke Row invite you to their very own “Ferragosto”

Ferrogosto is an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15th. Originally, it was a celebration of the middle of the summer and the end of the hard labour in the fields.
We will be opening our doors, and windows at 2pm and inviting everyone to come down and join the celebration of food and drink in the typical Italian style.
Places are limited, tickets are £25 per person for food and Americaninos from 2pm.
Kids under 6 are free and older kids are £10 for food and kid punch.
{ We would ask you to kindly take the kids home for 7pm }
We will be opening up for general drinks and snacks from 7pm.
There will be Prizes for best dressed Male/Female in 1950’s Italian “La Dolce Vita” attire...
There will be more surprises on the day so get in touch to book your place!

We look forward to seeing you soon...
Tony, Camille and Kim
The team at 69 Colebrooke Row