Phileas Fogg forays back to where it all began this summer
9th June 2022 saw the arrival of Mr Fogg’s Apothecary. The first opening from the team behind Mr Fogg’s, Cahoots and Bunga Bunga in over four years. Opening in the heart of Mayfair, the Apothecary showcases the vast array of potions and elixirs that Jules Verne’s most well-loved fictional character, Phileas Fogg collected whilst on his epic 80 day voyage around the world. Made from plants, powders, saps and antivenoms from all ends of the earth, these are tonics and remedies Fogg swears by for every ailment imaginable and he couldn’t be more excited to share these with trusted friends and explorers.
Located on Brook Street directly opposite the iconic hotel, Claridge’s, the elegant new venue will transport guests into Phileas’ wonderfully eccentric world. A grand staircase will lead guests down to an impressive long bar stocked to the rafters with this extensive apothecary collection, with precise weighing scales on hand to measure out the perfect cocktail serves.
The main drawing room is reminiscent of a magnificent Mayfair townhouse with grandfather clocks, large armchairs and sofas to create a comfortable space to encourage visitors to settle in for the evening. Portraits of Fogg’s most trusted scientists, botanists and pharmacists adorn the walls, along with other objects of curiosity and apothecary cabinets collected from his travels.
Mr Fogg will be serving a variety of concoctions that will cure Lethargy, Melancholy, Indigestion and Dehydration including the invigorating and herbal ‘Salve to Soothe’ with Volcán de Mi Tierra Añejo Cristalino tequila, Ardbeg 10yr Scotch whisky, Hendrick’s absinthe, Galliano L’Autentico herbal liqueur, chilli-infused agave syrup and dandelion & burdock bitters whilst the delicate and citrusy ‘Tixylix’ will be an elegant gin cocktail which includes Sage-infused Bombay Sapphire gin, Calabro fennel liqueur, fresh lemon juice and cough-syrup bursting bubbles. The ‘Bone Setter’ is fresh and vibrant, made with Hennessy V.S. cognac, matcha & rice milk, fresh lime juice, coconut water and pandan leaf syrup.
With its own separate entrance is the Elixir Room which houses 24 Hennessy cabinets, each with their own unique key locks which will be gifted to lucky regulars to house their own bottles of spirits within. It can be hired privately but within the cabinet wall there is also a secret door into the main space. This cosy backroom has three large wallpapered booths which offer a perfect place to hide away and sample Fogg’s most restorative tipples.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 4pm-midnight initially, Mr Fogg’s Apothecary offers a truly comfortable and interesting space to be immersed in Fogg’s world.
Mr Fogg’s Apothecary
Address: 34 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DN
Images Credit: Johnny Stephens