Walking in to Dr Gimlette, you’ll be greeted by a wall of cosy leather booths and rich, warm lighting, with old world furnishings complemented by plenty of exposed brick and timber flooring. The real eye catcher here is the nine-metre long white marble bar, where you can witness all the pouring, shaking and stirring of your cocktail order right before your eyes.
It’s not just the atmosphere that’s all old school sophistication here—the menu sticks to a simple but well-mastered cocktail range, with a focus on martinis and gimlets. Dr Gimlette is named after Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette, a surgeon who started adding lime juice to his sailors’ daily gin rations in order to help combat scurvy on Royal Navy ships in the 1800s. So of course, the menu has an expansive Gimlet cocktail range with several variations on their namesake and signature cocktail. Start with the classic Gimlet, then move on to the Ichor, with Fords gin, lychee, lime cordial and lemongrass.
Of course, there’s also plenty of both local and international spirits lining the back bar if you’d just prefer a nip, along with a curated list of wines.
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