Friday, August 1, 2014

Masterful Cocktails at La Brasserie

I've always wondered if I should have been a bartender when I was younger.
I’ve heard they make great money and you can just imagine the stories.
Plus, at all future parties you can impress your friends with your mad pouring skills.
I got to get behind the bar recently to see how it actually feels to be a bartender.

La Brasserie, Chelsea London French Restaurant
Photo thanks to Melanie at Sunny in London

I met Melanie and Jess at La Brasserie for a fun evening of cocktails.
La Brasserie is in Chelsea and is London’s first all day brasserie serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It has the feel of the bar in that old American show “Cheers”, where everybody knows your name.
But with a distinctly Parisian twist. It was full of regulars laughing and chatting.

I stopped in for just a brief Cocktail Master Class with Alex.  
Four hours later, I was being waved out the door by a dozen new friends,
much later than I had anticipated on a school night.
But a fun time was had by all, I assure you. 

The master class is offered every Sunday night from 6 to 8pm and is fun and casual.
For only £10 you pick out the cocktail you want to try and when you’re ready,
Alex welcomes you behind the bar and walks you through the process.
It’s all completely hands on and I think I'm a natural.

La Brasserie, Chelsea London French Restaurant
Photo thanks to Jess at Love & London

I chose the Brasserie Julep which was kind of like a gin and tonic,
but made even more British with the addition of some brewed tea.
Gin, fresh lemon, mint, elderflower, earl grey tea, soda and sugar, all shaken together,
poured over crushed ice and served in the most wonderful pewter mug with a bumblebee on the side. 

La Brasserie, Chelsea London French Restaurant
Photo thanks to Jess at Love & London

Once you’re done with your creation you hold it up for a photo and cheers from your fellow patrons.
Then the best part, you get to drink it. It was very tasty,
made more so by the fact that I made it myself.

La Brasserie, Chelsea London French Restaurant

Their signature cocktail is the Brasserie Martini served in a stemless martini glass nestled in a bowl of ice with an oyster kicker on the side. I can’t wait to go back and try their food.

La Brasserie, Chelsea London French RestaurantLa Brasserie, Chelsea London French Restaurant

Luckily, we have signed a contract on our new place which is just around the corner at Sloane Square.
I absolutely love everything about it and can’t wait to get moved in.

I think La Brasserie will become a regular stop.
They also offer a lovely afternoon tea.

What's your signature cocktail?


I was a guest of La Brasserie for the purposes of review.  All photos, writing and opinions are my own.   
As always, I promise to be open, honest and transparent with my readers. 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.  


  1. This looks like such a fun girls night out!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  2. I did one of these nights out in Maxhester a few years back - so much fun with the girls!


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