Cocktail Bar Evans & Peel launch their own smokehouse in West London

Evans & Peel, London’s original Detective Agency themed cocktail bar, have been scouring the UK for the best ingredients to deliver exciting dishes to serve to the folk of West London, transforming from, not just an expert cocktail bar but also into a destination restaurant

Evans & Peel has two locations in London, the Detective Agency in Chelsea and Pharmacy in Chiswick, both will be launching a new Smokehouse menu featuring a selection of southern American dishes all made daily using their own in-house smoker, as well as a small plate led bar menu alongside their stellar, innovative cocktail list.

The menu has been developed by a chef consultant who last worked at the acclaimed French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley, California and is now bringing his expertise to the immersive cocktail bars and restaurants. The Smokehouse menu will consist of regional BBQ dishes from Carolina style pulled pork, via St Louis with cut pork spare ribs, all the way to Texas style brisket, and Pulled eggplant and mushroom brisket all served with pickles, buttermilk potatoes, BBQ beans and slaw, as well as house sauces.

The meat is sourced from a local London butcher, HG Walter of Baron’s Court selecting high quality grass fed beef and outdoor reared pork. All meat will be dry rubbed with their own tailored spice blends and smoked slowly over oak for up 17 hours making them succulent and tender. Both venues will also serve a bar menu featuring small plates of Buffalo wings, Mac ‘n’ Cheese with pulled pork or smoked mushrooms, Padron peppers and Root beer BBQ beans with pork brisket.

The full menu will be available at the Detective Agency and small versions of these dishes will be available at the Pharmacy.

Both venues serve an eclectic list of intricate, seasonal cocktails focusing on variations of classics. The Detective Agency serve the ‘Not Your Average Joe Martini’, an adaption of the Espresso Martini using Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Coffee Liqueur, Tonka Bean, Benedictine and Cold Brew Coffee. Both cocktail bars specialise in spirit infusions such as basil infused vodka and saffron liqueur adding another level to their cocktails on offer. The Pharmacy ‘prescribe’ botanical and herbal cocktails to their guests such as ‘Marabout Healing’ using Brokers gin washed with toasted sesame oil, Cynar, homemade date syrup, fresh lemon juice and egg white.

Both sites were designed by owner Chris Peel. The interior design is heavily influenced by 1920’s American prohibition with quirky props and original vintage furniture with low lighting offering a secluded but welcoming atmosphere, inviting guests into the unknown world of Evans & Peel.

The new menu will launch at the Detective Agency and Pharmacy on 27th March. Guests will be able to walk in and also make reservations from this date at both sites.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
310c Earls Court Road

Evans & Peel Pharmacy
42 Devonshire Road
London W4 2HD