Gleneagles Townhouse unveils The Townhouse Martini Lounge

Launching on 17th June, Gleneagles Townhouse, the private members club in Edinburgh, will open an area usually reserved for members, The Telling Rooms, to the public as The Townhouse Martini Lounge.  Working with artisan gin brand, Seven Crofts Gin from The Highland Liquor Company, for seven nights only, The Telling Rooms will be transformed into a pop-up bar, serving a short menu of martinis, complete with a garnish station for personalising a perfect serve. 

The expert bar team at Gleneagles Townhouse, led by drinks guru Stef Anderson, have created a short but sweet martini menu including the Gimlet, using housemade lime cordial and cucumber bitters, the Gibson Martini with Noilly Prat Vermouth, Seven Crofts Gin and your choice of pickle, The Classic with either Ketel One Vodka, Reyka Vodka or Seven Crofts Gin with a choice of dry, wet, clean or dirty and finally the Hazelnut Espresso Martini, combining X Muse Vodka, hazelnut and coffee. 

For guests who like their drink with a snack, The Townhouse Martini Lounge will have a fully stocked garnish station, perfect for personalising each martini.  With on-trend chive oil, blue cheese stuffed olives or balsamic onions on offer, alongside the purists choice of lemon twist or a cucumber twirl, there’s something for everyone. For something slightly more substantial, snacks will be available in the form of salt and pepper crackers, almonds and olives, as well as freshly baked bread, served with a seasonal cheese selection. The Townhouse Martini Lounge is the perfect choice for a pre-dinner aperitif, before heading next door for dinner in The Spence, the beautiful dining room at The Townhouse, led by Head Chef Jonny Wright.

The Telling Rooms is one of a number of coworking and socialising spaces for  Gleneagles Townhouse members, with comfortable seating, a bright and airy courtyard and help yourself snack pantry. During the Martini Lounge pop-up evenings, running from 6-8pm, Townhouse members will also have access to a number of martini masterclasses from the Gleneagles bar team and Seven Crofts Gin, as part of the varied monthly calendar of events, available exclusively to members. A Gleneagles Townhouse membership also comes with access to Lamplighters, the beautiful rooftop bar and the Noteburning Room, a stunning member’s lounge, as well as the state of the art wellness facilities in The Strong Rooms. 

Reservations won’t be taken for the Townhouse Martini Lounge, access will be on a first-come-first-served basis, however dinner reservations at The Spence are available as usual. 

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