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A Victorian tavern named after the Jules Verne character Phileas Fogg opens in Covent Garden this autumn. Mr Fogg’s Tavern will have an ‘upstairs downstairs’ theatrical theme, as well as a refined gin parlour and salon upstairs. The downstairs space will feature a wooden interior with 19th century artefacts and a large aviary filled with plants, stuffed birds and other oddities.

It is the sister venue to Mayfair bar, Mr Fogg’s, and will be the eighth project from Charlie Gilkes’ and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group.

Mr Fogg’s Tavern will serve ‘mother’s ruin’ gin cocktails and grog in traditional tankards and pewter cups, as well as real ales. The menu features pies served with traditional liquor, alongside roast game, fowl, smoked meats, fish and local vegetables, sourced daily from the market.

‘Tipsy Tea’ will be served at the weekends, where guests can enjoy an array of dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries and petits-fours with cocktails in teapots.

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