Just opened in Hoxton is Tonic & Remedy, a restaurant and bar with an apothecary-style mindset where food and cocktails are created to restore and uplift even the most flagging spirits. And spirits are done well here. Medicinal potions taste (and smell) as good as they look. Cocktails include the Salted Jimador (tequila, salted caramel, chocolate liqueur, marshmallow, salt), Lady Marmalade (vodka, Cointreau, orange bitters, grapefruit marmalade, Campari, Champagne) and Patience & Thyme (thyme-infused gin, raspberry, honey, egg white). In the kitchen restaurant, meanwhile, reviving dishes are served: expect homemade sourdough bread and whipped butter or sweetcorn popcorn followed by cured meats and dripping; smoked eel, jelly and scones; pea and wild garlic risotto; chargrilled pork collar with turnips; and Banoffee sundae and lemon and honey cheesecake for afters. It’s just what the doctor ordered.
Tonic & Remedy, 151-157 City Road, London EC1Y 1BE
020 3837 3102