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Sherlock’s Bar (Bar, Hotel)

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Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel, 108 Baker Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 6LJ
Cuisine: [Other/Unclassified]
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Sherlock’s Bar Review

Best for: unraveling the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life.

Great: Tapas bar dishes for the sleuth on the go in and around Baker Street.

It is with a happy heart and full stomach that I take up my pen to write these the last words in which I shall ever record the singular culinary gifts by which my friend Mr. Sherlock Holmes was distinguished.

All day the wind had screamed and the rain had beaten against the windows. My working day had been a less than satisfactory one. In need of some good company I took it upon myself to spend my evening with my good friend Holmes. So what better venue than the bar named after my very own friend, the Sherlock Bar at Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London.

Holmes and I arranged to meet at Baker Street station rather than my old quarters as Holmes was reluctant for me to meet Mrs. Hudson, the Landlady, as he was sure that she would talk my ear off with all the news that I had missed concerning 221b Baker Street. No doubt she would complain about Holmes’ lack of tidiness, his weird scientific experiments and the throngs of undesirable characters invading her first floor flat.

Holmes was waiting by the kiosk.

‘Ah Watson, there you are,’ he greeted me. ‘I was just pondering the behaviour of these after-work commuters. See how they rush around trying to outtake each other in reaching the station.’

‘I imagine they are trying to escape the horrid weather we’re being subjected to,’ I said.

‘Yes, it has been overly breezy today, the after effects of that hurricane in New York. It was quite a destructive one I believe. But then I’d expect nothing less from a hurricane named Irene.’ I could not help but smile to myself, for Holmes was clearly referring to that Adler woman. To Holmes she is always the woman.

In rapid succession we passed through the fringe of foodie London, Pret A Manger London, Starbucks London, McDonald’s London, and finally, Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London. ‘Come Watson, come!’ he cried. ‘The bar looks packed and we must try their cocktails and tapas before the evening is out.’

As we entered the intimate townhouse hotel, the head bar tender and a waiter manoeuvred us to a tiny table by the window. Holmes is partial to a bit of fresh air. I myself felt a shiver run through me, and decided to leave my jacket on. While Holmes opted for a Long Beach Iced Tea cocktail, I chose a gin-based concoction known as a Mango Collins.

I noticed Holmes observing our whereabouts shrewdly. ‘We are in a rather soothing atmosphere don’t you think, Doctor?’ Before I could answer, he carried on. ‘The candelabra and white orchids are a nice touch to the layout of this place, creating a certain cosy elegance. It attracts all manner of customers; the after work crowd wishing to relax before heading home; hotel guests after a full day of sight-seeing; and, of course, my fans.’ He said this while glancing over at a couple sat by the wall taking photographs of each other posing with various framed pictures of Holmes and a large painting of a pipe.

It wasn’t long before we started to get peckish. Holmes sat up. Taking the menu, he leaned towards the window for more light and carefully examined the options. Our small table could hardly contain the mini dishes of halloumi, salmon fishcakes, figs with Parma ham and squid with olives. Our waiter took it upon himself to order a side order of fries for us too. It was a rather tasty spread. The syrupy figs were a tad too sickly sweet for my liking but Holmes devoured them with relish.

We were each on our second cocktail (a sensible non-alcoholic pomegranate cocktail for Holmes and a rather extravagant Champagne cocktail with the ominous name - French 75 - for me), when Holmes seemed to spot something of much interest. He couldn’t avert his eyes. Following his gaze I came across a lady in red, and ice white hair. She was chatting to a man clad in jeans and a brown leather jacket. He hid his face behind a road map of Shropshire. A curious case I thought to myself.

‘Watson, I’ve spotted something most peculiar and I must look in to the matter further.’

‘Do you feel a case coming on?’ I asked. It had been a while since that scandal in Bohemia and the study in scarlet. Holmes looked at me with obvious annoyance. ‘Watson, you idiot, I am referring to the dessert that woman is eating. We must order one.’ Fifteen minutes later we were heartily tucking in to a slice of pear tart tatin with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

By 9pm we left the bar. Before departing, Holmes asked me how I judged the bar’s service, food and drink. ‘Excellent!’ I cried. ‘Elementary,’ said he.’

We had reached 221b Baker Street and stopped at the door. Holmes was searching his pockets for the key when someone passing said: ‘Good-night, Mister Sherlock Holmes.’ There were several people on the pavement at the time, but the greeting appeared to come from a lady in red with ice white hair.

‘I wonder if one more case is coming on after all, Watson,’ said Holmes, staring down the dimly lit street. ‘Oh well, another mystery for another time perhaps. At least I have solved the problem of where to while away these bleak autumnal evenings; at a bar down the street with a large cocktail and an incredible amount of tapas.’
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“Great evening. Just what I needed after a very long day at work. I found the bar staff's skills at making cocktails rather entertaining. Even though it's called the Sherlock baR I'm so glad there's not an all out Sherlock Holmes theme to the place (leave that to museum down the road!). This place allows you to de-stress and relax with a drink and some food. I stayed for a few hours catching up with friends. I'll definitely go again the next time I'm in the area. I might even go alone and read the newspaper.”
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