Gleneagles Townhouse to open a martini lounge

The classic cocktail is making a comeback. For those that love a martini, the Gleneagles Townhouse is opening a dedicated martini lounge this summer.

Published 23rd May 2024
Updated 23 rd May 2024

The 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 gin brand, Seven Crofts Gin from The Highland Liquor Company, for seven nights only, the Telling Room will be transformed into a pop-up bar, serving a short menu of martinis, complete with a garnish station for personalising a perfect serve.

What's on the Gleneagles martini lounge menu?

The expert bar team at Gleneagles Townhouse, led by Stef Anderson, have created a short martini menu including the Gimlet, using house-made 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.

Gleneagles Martini Lounge

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 co-working 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 member’s lounge, as well as the state-of-the-art wellness facilities in The Strong Rooms.

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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.

The Townhouse Martini Lounge will open on 17 June.

Gleneagles Townhouse, Saint Andrew Square, Edinburgh, UK
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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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