When it comes to the best cocktail restaurants in Hampshire, let us introduce you to Southsea’s best kept secret, ‘The Basement Bar’ at Sant Yago Southsea. Open since 2016, this hidden gem sometimes get left of the radar, but it’s definitely not to be missed! This glorious underground bar is beautifully kitted out and boasts a bar full of every cocktail ingredient imaginable. Described as ‘the speak easy of Southsea’, this 1920’s treasure cove is home to modern jazz and signature cocktails. Served by talented mixologists, The Basement Bar and their delicious array of drinks makes for a great start, or end, to any evening.
Cocktails on offer include, but certainly not limited to:
A fruitier version of the vodka Martini. Raspberry Vodka, Chambord black raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice. Shaken hard to create a delicious frothy head.
Bourbon, Lemon juice, sugar syrup and eggwhite. Don’t be put off by the raw eggwhite, it creates a smooth creamy texture. Served in a traditional sours glass or on the rocks.
A boozy ‘pick me up’ or after dinner cocktail – the espresso is shaken with vodka, Kahlua, ameretto and sugar. Alternatively add cinnamon, or ginger for a twist.
Invented in the 1980’s by Dick Bradsell, the Treacle is a simple affair, but drinks dont get much better than this. It’s not much more than a rum-based Old Fashioned with apple juice, but these twists lend to a truely great drink. With the apple served seperately you can judge the sweetness for yourself.
Add The Basement Bar to your agenda this weekend – get in touch find out more: 023 9217 9636.
“I’ve never been able to make a booking for food as it gets booked up so far in advance but I didn’t realise until recently that there’s a cocktail bar downstairs. It’s very small but the menu is great and also offers nibbles. It’s really quirky and I could definitely recommend it.” 5* Trip Advisor Review
To get in touch:
Phone: 023 9217 9636
Best Cocktail Restaurants – About Sant Yago Southsea
“Sant Yago, Southsea is a premium Independent Restaurant concept that specialises is “small plates” with Mediterranean & Basque influences.
Fresh Locally sourced ingredients have been cleverly crafted into inspired dishes by the team, which has fast built a solid reputation across the region.
The Restaurant is set out over 2 floors developed into 2 concepts. The Bar has an alchemy/speak easy feel to it & is absolutely perfect to enjoy some of the most creative & freshest cocktails around in ambient surroundings.
Sant Yago has become extremely popular in the area & therefore bookings are now essential to avoid disappointment.
The team are more than happy to take care of any special events that you may have planned including exclusivity of their bespoke underground Cocktail Bar.” When it comes to best cocktail restaurants in Southsea Sant Yago ticks all the boxes!
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