Detour | Goldfinch SW17 Cocktail Bar, Tooting

Goldfinch SW17

Happy Friday everyone! Not only is a Bank Holiday weekend about to begin here in the UK, it will also be my birthday on Sunday! The big 4-0, oh my goodness!

For those of you in London, with no plans, but loving the idea of a lie in on Monday, let me suggest you make the most of Sunday by visiting one of my new favourite local spots, Goldfinch Cocktail Bar.  I had an ‘Instagram blind date’ here a couple of weeks ago, no don’t go starting rumours, I was just meeting a lovely fellow kiwi girl, Bryony aka Find Me In Tooting, who also lives in Tooting, and whom I’d connected with via the powers of Instagram.

We spent a couple of hours on a gloomy Thursday evening, sipping cocktails and sharing stories, whilst pottering around both snapping a gazillion photos to share with you all.  #instagramlife.

The interior of Goldfinch is lovely.  Cosy, comfortable and chic.  Everything you want in a cocktail bar really.  PLUS there’s the added bonus of a secret little courtyard outside, which we’ve been told will be weatherproofed for winter, and I can only imagine how lovely that space will be on a cold winter’s day, with a delicious cocktail in hand to warm your toes.

We tested out the Cracked Pepper and Strawberry Pina Colada consisting of rum, strawberry liqueur, pineapple juice, honey, strawberries and black pepper, and the Pineapple and Lavender Bees Knees made up of gin, pineapple juice, rosewater, honey, fresh lemon juice and lavender bitters.  Both were equally delicious and beautifully presented.  We also had a couple of sneaky gin and tonics, because hello Thursday, you’re almost the weekend ;o)

Goldfinch Cocktail Bar, located at 145 Mitcham Rd, London SW17 9PE, is one to check out!  And there’s no better time to do so than this Sunday, August 26th, because they’re having a party.  You can have a couple of drinks for my birthday!  #anyexcuse.

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