Best pubs and bars to enjoy the London Olympics

26th July, 2012 by Marinel FitzSimons

Andaz Liverpool Street London Olympics bar

Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street

The hotel’s restaurant, 1901, is running a World Food Marathon, featuring 26 dishes from around the world, in honour of the impending Games. The hotel turned to its international staff, hailing from 40 different countries, and asked each of them to suggest a local speciality. Twenty-six of these were then selected (one for each mile in a marathon), and were served as the daily special for a 26 day period, which ends on Friday 27 July.

The themed dishes are part of a broader Olympic menu, with starters all representing a British nation. Not to be outdone on the drinks side of things, the aperitif-style drinks come under the heading of Opening Ceremony, and after dinner tipples under Closing Ceremony, with a solid array of medal/Olympic named cocktails thrown in.

Opening ceremony: Torch – £14.00
Pineapple puree, apricot brandy and Pampero Blanco rum topped with NV Prosecco Extra Dry Rizzardi and splash of grenadine syrup.
Inspired by the 1901’s head bartender Giovanni Castorina as a delicious way to honour the achievements of past Olympians and to invite the new generation to London 2012

Bronze: Freestyle – £14.00
Lillet Blanc Vermouth, Cherry Marnier and Krupnik.
Inspired by Henry Taylor the British Freestyle swimmer who won the bronze medal at the 1908 London Olympics.

Silver: Bulls Eye – £14.00
Tanqueray & black pepper infused Tanqueray gin, Martini Extra Dry, red cherry.
Inspired by Reginald Brooks-King the British archer who won the silver medal at the 1908 London Olympics.

Gold: Match Point – £14.00
Remy Martin VSOP, lemonade, fresh ginger, lime and cucumber.
Inspired by Dorethea Lambert Chambers the British tennis player who won the gold medal at the 1908 London Olympics.

Closing ceremony:  Brazil – £14.00
Infused cinnamon Beja Flor Gold 10yo Cachaça, fresh orange juice, lime wedge and sugar syrup.
In honour of the Games of 2016 and to thank London for hosting the 2012 Olympics.

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