Alan Yau’s acclaimed Thai restaurant group, Busaba Eathai, has launched its very first bar within its popular Old Street site.
Located in East London’s buzzing Hoxton area, the new cocktail lounge serves creative cocktails showcasing the exotic tastes and ingredients of Thailand, designed by award winning bartender Joe Stokoe of drinks consultancy, Heads, Hearts and Tails.
Early standouts include Lychee and Kaffir Lime Martini (jasmine and kaffir lime infused vodka with lychee and lemon); Thai Martini (gin with lemongrass, Thai basil and birdseye chilli tincture); Nam Thang Mo (Rum blended with watermelon, kaffir lime, guava and chilli); Bangkok Mule (gin with galangal, Thai basil and ginger beer); Lao Kong (green tea infused whisky with pineapple and honey cinnamon syrup); and Tamarind Negroni (gin, martini and Campari with tamarind syrup).
A range of craft beers, including Gamma Ray from Beavertown and Saison from Brew By Numbers, and Thai whiskies are also be available alongside a menu of small plates (think Thai beef jerky, taro chips, prawn and corn fritters, crispy rice cakes, chicken wings and por-pia jay) inspired by the team’s recent trip to Thailand.
Bottom line? With the arrival of The Busaba bar plus Hoi Poi at Ace Hotel London, East London is looking up…