24 November 2013

Friday Night in Covent Garden: The10 Cases & The Crazy Bear

We had finished our meal at Circus and were looking at where to go next. We'd originally planned to venture somewhere lively where we could have a dance but we just weren't in that mindset this particular evening. I consulted the Design My Night app on my phone and up popped The 10 Cases.

The 10 Cases is a dimly lit little wine bistro just over the road from Circus. It was very busy - there are only ten tables and we had to wait a while to get one - but at the same time it had a pleasant laid back atmosphere. Candles flickered on each table as friends and couples chatted over their carefully selected bottles of wine. The staff were friendly and it just felt nice and homely; a sanctuary from bustling Covent Garden outside.

Feeling patriotic, we decided to try an English wine - the award winning Three Choirs Coleridge Hill, made in Gloucestershire.

Dry, crisp and very easy to drink.

All it needed was a cheeseboard to accompany it!

Yes I know we'd just eaten a huge dinner but needs must!

The 10 Cases have a delicious sounding food menu too and are open for both lunch and dinner. I might have to pop back soon to try it out!

Our final port of call for this Friday evening in Covent Garden was The Crazy Bear.

I hadn't realised that it was a strict private member's club when we'd set off to find it otherwise I may have not taken the risk. Luckily, after ringing the doorbell and explaining to the man that we were not members but were just two gals looking for a decent cocktail, he kindly agreed to let us in. 

From the outside The Crazy Bear just looked like a rather bog-standard London pub but as the man led us through to the cocktail bar, we realised that the inside was a different story. 

The entire place was covered in lashings of gold, silver and velvet. The leather sofas were studded with diamonds and mirrors adorned the walls.

I think Elvis would have felt quite at home here.

Downstairs there's a restaurant serving Thai food as well as a sushi bar and lounge area but we didn't venture down there. Instead we settled into the opulent upstairs bar and saw the evening out with a couple of their wonderful cocktails.

That's one of the great things about London town; there are so many places just waiting to be found.

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  1. Oooh, we had that Three Choirs wine when we went cheese and wine tasting last month. It's clearly a wine that was made to be served with cheese! It was gorgeous.

    I love the look of The Crazy Bear - yummy cocktails in a such a fun setting looks right up my street :)

    Lucy x The New Northerner

    1. Oh really? Cool! I thought it was a really nice wine actually. The cheese was a lovely accompaniment! x

  2. I'm pretty sure there is a separate stomach for cheese and wine no?

    I've never been to a private member's club before, wish I had the balls to go up and do this!

    hmm maybe...

    1. If not, there should be. Cows have four stomachs right? I'm sure it's possible for us to have four two. Or at least two ;) <3

    2. I definitely had quite a few separate stomachs that night! We stuffed our faces with popcorn when we got home... x

  3. Wow,so beautiful pictures and you look great,dear. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  5. 10 Cases looks fabulous!! There's just something so classy & social about wine! It reminds me of a place that K & I used to frequent when we lived in Phoenix, AZ (Postino). Now we just need to find a place like it in LA!

    xo, B

  6. I agree, there are SO many places! I love discovering new, and appreciating, old pockets of this city. x

  7. Wow, this looks lovely. A great little winter's bar, thanks for sharing! :)

    Hannah - Chad does London - www.the-london-blog.co.uk

  8. Sounds like you had an amazing night, as always =)
    I need to have a night of cheese and wine.. long overdue!

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

  9. So many pretty drinks to be had! Love!


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