Mr Fogg will meet his match this winter, as intrepid adventurer Mrs rogg sails into East London at her Maritime Club and Distillery. Mrs Fogg’s will serve up inventive cocktails and innovative dishes with a nod to her heritage and her nautical travels. The bar, complete with its own gin distillery and steamer ship, will be the first project from Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group to open in The City.
Mrs Fogg is located in Broadgate Circle and spanning two floors. Guests will be swept away by the beauty of Mrs Fogg’s Maritime Club, which will be complete with all of the sights and sounds of a faraway port, from the moment they enter. On the ground floor, a large central bar surrounded by lush foliage, large wooden fans and antique nautical items, will provide a focal point from where the talented bar team will serve up Indian-spiced cocktails sure to set The City on fire.
Downstairs, guests will discover the engine room – a secret space filled with all sorts of cargo, crates and stowaways, perfect for spirited evenings of live entertainment. Taking center stage will be a custom-designed Rickshaw, courtesy of Monkey Shoulder, for cocktail-enthusiasts to pedal and shake their way to cocktail bliss and create their own signature concoctions. Also tucked away below deck will lie Mrs. Fogg’s fully working gin distillery, which will be modelled on the underground Victorian distilleries of the period.
Open from 11am, Mrs Fogg’s will serve up small plates inspired by the cuisine of the subcontinent until late. Guests can tuck into everything from Keralan Fried Chicken and Mini Mango Salads, to Sweet Potato Pani Puri and Jackfruit Biryani presented in traditional Indian tiffin boxes. On Saturday afternoons, a Tiffin Tea experience comprised of sweet and savoury bites served in Dabbawala tins, live entertainment, and eclectic cocktails will be available to book. An expansive outdoor terrace with aged canvas umbrellas, warm wooden furniture and exotic plants will provide a verdant oasis in the middle of bustling Broadgate.