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Below Zero ice bar



The Ice bar is on Heddon St, off Regents St. Heddon street is a pedestrianised road lined on both sides with bars and restaurants and good outdoor seating which is great for summer.

Firstly you are only allowed in the ice section of this bar for 40 minutes, which is enough! Even with the capes and gloves unsurprisingly it gets chilly. It cost £14 to enter, with a drink on weekdays and £16 on thursday and friday evening and weekends.

The drinks are small but do come in a glass made from ice which is fun, and slippery so hold on to it tight. There is a good choice of cocktails covering the major spirit bases which are made really fast so there is not a long wait to get a drink.

The bar is of course a bit of a gimmick but it is fun and worth a visit. As its such a conversation starter and only lasts 40 minutes this could be the best place for a first date drink, as you can always escape before dinner is suggested.


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Terriors, next to charring cross station on William IV street is a great wine bar with an extensive wine list for most budgets that serves great food.

I went on a wednesday evening after being a Gordons wine bar, and luckily they managed to fit us in at the bar where a very knowledgable and helpful bar man got us a great bottle of wine. The menu consists of Charcuterie, cheese, small plates and a couple of main dishes, essentially everything you could wish for with wine!

We had the deep fried pigs head, which was amazingly tender pigs cheek in a crisp batter, accompanied by bitter leaves and pickled walnuts. The selection of charcuterie, including duck rilettes which was silky smooth and wonderfully rich, which on the fresh bread was impossible not to go back to. Pork and pistachio terrine and Felino Salami.

For mains we Shared the baked Mont d”or with new potatoes, endives and cooked ham. This was a great sharing dish, spooning the molten cheese onto your plate or dipping bread strait into the pot, with the wine or endives cutting though the rich creaminess of the cheese, and the new potatoes and ham adding a great variation of texture and flavour wither with or between the cheese.

I will most certainly be going back to Terroir for some more great wine and indulgent food.

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