With the sun shining, and spring flowers blooming – London’s parks will soon be populated with sun-seeking picnic enthusiasts. If you’re in a sunny mood and already whipping out the afternoon prosecco; then don’t keep the fun to yourself and treat your fur-babies to some ‘dogtails’ too!
Enter Smith & Whistle. Located at the Sheraton Grand, and ideally positioned between Hyde Park Corner and Green Park, Smith & Whistle is the ideal spot for masterful martinis – both for humans and pooches. Not only do they have a mean cocktail list for humans looking to indulge in some tipple, they also have a permanent ‘dogtail’ menu for man’s best friend too.
Designed by David Jackson, Smith & Whistle’s dogstail menu is made of pet-friendly ingredients that will certainly get some tails wagging. TeamCocopup Charlie tried the ‘Hound’s Hops’ which is a special brew of dog beer with fresh mint. Afterwards, we went for the super healthy ‘Poochie Colada’, which is an organic green smoothie made of coconut water, kale, and broccoli – which keeps coats shiny and pups happy. Oh and did we mention that the Poochie Colada is made fresh by Smith & Whistle’s lovely bartender Alessio?
While Charlie was enjoying his dogtails, I was enjoying some masterfully mixed cocktails of my own. I recommend starting off with ‘The Pink Panther’; a delicate gin and Goji berry mixture, balanced with egg white and sparkling rosé — it is THE perfect aperitif. Afterwards, enjoy Smith & Whistle’s hearty lunch menu filled with several British favourites. We had the pork belly and the steak sandwich — both absolutely scrumptious — and washed it all down with a dessert (cocktail). The ‘Catch me if you can’ is a sinfully sweet mixture of Havana Club, dark chocolate, Luxardo bitter, lime, and gingerbread, made by the lovely Sergio. So before your next jaunt to Green Park this summer, definitely visit Smith & Whistle. ‘Keep the Poochie coladas coming please!’