If you’ve ever left a restaurant regretting your decision to not get dessert, then you’re not alone – we’ve made the same mistake many times before.
But instead of rushing back, cheeks flushed red as you catch the waiter wondering why he recognises you, take it as a chance to finish your night off somewhere new!
So, finish your evening the best way you know how – with an indulgent Baileys and an equally delicious dessert to match. No matter whereabouts in London you’ve found yourself, we’ve got a delightful Baileys and dessert combination so good that you’ll definitely end your night very happily.
London Cocktail Club – Monument
Dancing bartenders, checkerboard-printed seats and the odd (faux) fox dotted around are just some of the unusual features you’ll find at London Cocktail Club in Monument. Here, the buzzing atmosphere and swinging lights make it the perfect after-dinner spot for when you’re looking for a change of scenery with just as much energy. As you’d assume, London Cocktail Club doesn’t do things by halves and that much can be shown in their Baileys dessert cocktail – the delicious Coco Pop Latte. But hurry, it’s a Christmas menu exclusive! 2b Eastcheap, London EC3M 1AB
Maxwell’s – Covent Garden
It’s impossible to visit Maxwell’s in Covent Garden without tackling a shake. This traditionally classy bar and grill really shines when it comes to desserts, so it’s a perfect place to stop by even if you’ve had your main. Once seated, flick through the menu (if you haven’t already looked online like the rest of us) and prepare yourself for the Christmas-time exclusive Baileys Banana Cocktail Shake. Prepared on kitsch blue and white plates and overflowing with Baileys, ice-cream and deliciousness, it offers a truly excellent end to the night like no other. Around this time of year, Maxwell’s comes alive with festive decorations, making your Baileys-themed dessert even more fitting. 34 King St, London WC2E 8JD
Basement Sate – Soho
You’ll have to look carefully in order to find Basement Sate because the unassuming plain door doesn’t give much away. But down the stairs, inside the not-too-dark-but-not-too-light venue you’ll find the perfect post-dinner drinks and dessert spot. For the ultimate, indulgent end to your evening, order a delectable Baileys and Triple Chocolate Mirror Cake, which promises to leave you more than content. Vintage-style sofas and intricately patterned tables set a bohemian and cosy vibe and there’s varied enough music to keep everyone happy. 8 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 8HN
Plum & Spilt Milk – Kings Cross
Just around the corner from Kings Cross and St Pancras you’ll see Plum & Spilt Milk. This high-end, fancy restaurant specialises in incredible desserts and the boudoir-style decor is enough to get you in the mood for sweet treat. To pair with your Baileys, we recommend the Iced Peanut Parfait and Chocolate Ganache, which comes with salted caramel sauce. You’ll find the creaminess of the parfait perfectly complements the smoothness of the Baileys. The salted caramel will provide a contrasting flavour to give you that perfect round off to your meal. Delicious! Great Northern Hotel, St Pancras Station, Pancras Rd, London N1C 4TB
Twisted Bar Pop Up – Shoreditch
This east London-based speakeasy is renowned for its delicious and sometimes delightfully unusual cocktails which makes it a must-visit for a their limited edition Baileys cocktail – known as the Baileys Salted Caramel Cheesecake ‘Tini. It’ll definitely get your mouth watering before you’ve even got inside. You might have seen Twisted Bar on social media already for its cocktail recipe channel, and the real life pop up bar is just as quirky as you’d expect. While you’re there, listen to some live music on Fridays and Saturdays, or come along during the week after your dinner for dessert and quiz night. Underground, 54 Commercial St, Shoreditch, London E1 6LT
Please drink responsibly. 18+ only. For all the facts, visit DrinkAware.co.uk.
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