Note: the drinks below are no longer available.
Magic-themed cocktails are now available at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
The ‘Mystic Elixirs and Potions’ cocktail menu was inspired by the hotel’s gothic architecture and location, and coincides with both the 20th anniversary of the publishing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the launch of the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History Of Magic exhibition.
The beautiful, gothic venue has also featured in a number of Harry Potter movies (you might recognise it from that time the car whizzes over the roof in the Chamber of Secrets). And, of course, it’s right next to Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross station, so you could always go and run into a brick wall before or after a few drinks (although the former’s probably wiser).
The cocktail menu will be served at the Booking Office, which was the original station ticket hall but is now an atmospheric bar and restaurant, and the perfect location for a wizard-themed bar menu. Highlights from the list include the Elixir of Love served inside a cauldron, with amaretto, Chambord, vodka and lemon juice, the Minty Toad for the Road, a peppermint liqueur served inside a dark chocolate frog, and the Butterscotch Brew, a mocktail served in a tankard filled with salted caramel and butterscotch (don’t worry, it can also be served adult-friendly). Head over to Fever to get 2 cocktails for the magical price of £25.