186 Portobello Rd. (Talbot Rd.) London
A gin distillery provides the unique setting for this exclusive Notting Hill hotel.
Gin lovers, rejoice! Brimming with options for imbibing, the Distillery not only serves up cocktails, it also provides a restful sanctuary for guests in the wake of last call. The four-story façade resembles a giant bottle label on the corner of Talbot and Portobello roads, making it a real eye-catcher that’s hard to miss amid the historic Notting Hill landscape.
The property houses several notable gin-centric drinking establishments, including the modern, manly Resting Room and bright-and-airy GinTonica cocktail bars; each has its own accompanying menu of chef-driven cuisine, with the latter showcasing flavors from the Basque region of Spain. At the Ginstitute in the basement, guests can spend a boozy three hours learning all about the fascinating history of tonic’s favorite partner. For overnight stays, the hotel offers three comfy, contemporary guest rooms boasting flat-screen TVs, stocked mini-bars, free Wi-Fi, record players with curated vinyl collections, and all the ingredients you need for shake-‘em-yourself martinis. Cheers.