It’s not only Sunday (a day for rest), but it’s also Sunday Served. Sometimes on days like this it’s best to sit back and let others do the talking:
“Once upon a time in a land far, far away The Fable was created for the Drake & Morgan collection. Inspired by the fantasy world of fairy tales, the fabulous fables of Aesop & influences from around the globe, it is a bar & restaurant out of the ordinary, where every detail tells a story.”
If you’re planning a trip to London it’s worth visiting The Fable. A few minutes walk from Chancery Lane tube stop, it sits just next to the impressive burgundy and gold bridge that is the Holborn Viaduct.
Setting the Scene
Procariously balanced (or at least so it seems), novels and books create alternative booths for diners. Chapters and verses line the walls, inviting you to pause for a moment to see if you’ve read them before. Quotes and prose from famous tales lace the mirrored spots. It’s an imaginative space that really does celebrate the literary world.
The Fable stands out though as it manages to showcase fantasy and fun without being tacky. Huge windows let the light pour onto the wooden floor and simple decorative plants sit pretty on the tables. Somehow it balances the playful interior with stylish and classy sleekness; that or perhaps the hipster bar men in braces and cute hats add to the laidback glamour. I have a feeling it’s more the French accents of some of the staff that really give it that je ne sais quoi though.
Make sure you include a visit to the bathroom. Yes, I’m being serious! The sinks are decorated with famous landmarks and the mirrors with totally Tweet worthy quotes. You’ll even pick up a recipe of two. Just take your snaps early on in the night as after a few cocktails it may feel like you’re in one of those mirror mazes at the fair!
And talking of cocktails, The Fable really knows how to make a good one. They’re so knowledgeable they’ll even teach you how to create one in their mixology classes. Shake and stir your own Brazilian Caipirinha or perhaps a Raspberry Mojito (or both of them).
However, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be as much of an expert as Antoine.
As well as impressive cocktails, The Fable also serves delicious food. From roasts for giants to shrunken celebratory canapés, it has a menu to not only feed your appetite, but also your curiosity. Wicked burgers are balanced out with innocent create-your-own bloodies. Regardless of whether you’re like the villain, or the fairy godmother in your favourite fairytale you’ll find something tasty and affordable on the menu.
The Happy Ending
The spell has been broken so you can now discover The Fable too. On my first visit I was lucky enough to win a prize of cocktails and nibbles for a future visit, so I’ll definitely be back soon. See you there? X
Big thanks to Mt Kili Madness for inviting me to The Fable as part of their #Cocktails4Kili night. Mt Kili Madness is a collaboration of two teams who are hoping to not only climb Kilimanjaro, but to also break a world record by playing the highest recorded game of cricket up there. Oh and as if that’s not enough, they’re also hoping to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for Tusk Trust, Cancer Research UK, and the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation. You can find out more (if you want) here.
#SundayServed is all about worldly food and drink. Join me every Sunday for a slice of deliciousness around the globe. If you’ve got a good recipe or recommendation get in touch.