Cold weather getting you down? Want to bring a bit of sunshine into your life this weekend, why not pop along to Fruteria in London?
The Spanish inspired, greengrocer-themed pop-up is a homage to the brand new premium gin from Bombay Sapphire – Premier Cru Murcian Lemon – and is open on November 26 and 27. (Booking details at the bottom of the article).
The space is designed by Spanish artist Coco Davez who has transformed the area with vibrant, bold patterns that will transport people from the cold streets of Shoreditch to the sunny climate of Spain. It’s the perfect spot to pop in with friends, particularly if you’re looking to do something a little different for your Christmas get together this year.
Nestled within the Fruteria shop, at 46 Great Eastern Street, is a secret tapas bar, where guests can sip cocktails and tuck into a tapas sharing platter for two for £20 each. Dishes include padron peppers; patatas bravas with garlic aioli; pan con tomate, salted anchovies, black garlic and fennel pollen and a selection of asturias charcuterie. Passers-by will also be welcome to step inside and enjoy nibbles and a cocktail from the drinks menu for £11 each.
There’s also a shop selling Spanish produce including olives, Spanish almonds, preserved Murcian lemons, lemon-infused olive oil, Fever Tree tonic water and 70CL bottles of Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon, with artwork designed by Coco. Each item is an artwork in its own right. You can also get your hands on a special bottled cocktail. The Lemon Posset has been created by famous mixologist Rich Woods, to show off the new gin in all its glory.
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And you will be doing your bit for charity as a majority percentage of profits from the experience will be donated to The Drinks Trust – a community organisation providing care and support to the drinks industry workforce, past and present.
But best be quick! As the pop up is only open for two days! This Friday from 1pm to 9.30pm, and Saturday from noon to 9.30pm, you can book one hour time slots for groups of two to four people for £20 each via Eventbrite.