30 May '16, 1pm

At last! Somewhere brilliant for cocktails in Marylebone @ZetterTownhouse

Designer Russell Sage, who ran away to the circus when he was younger but came back, has warehouses filled with antiques. I imagine troupes of automated monkeys clashing cymbals, Arthurian round tables, mermaids in formaldehyde. At the new Zetter he was inspired by the obsessive collections of the Sir John Soane's Museum, and by the travels of the latest Townhouse's fictional former resident, Uncle Seymour, whose rakish, parrot-bothering portrait hangs in the parlour. Every surface has something to snare the eye. Look up: there are courting swans on the ceiling, and architectural mouldings line the walls like ghostly hunting trophies. A shapely sculpted nose, hanging in a frame, sniffs the air in the dining parlour - taking in a whiff of lamb stew or potted duck, or the scent of fir-tree essence in a Valais Fizz cocktail. Pages of Punch wallpaper the lifts, Chinoiserie pea...

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