Remember those awesome 80's movies with the party that just couldn’t stop? Everyone drinking eating and carrying on plus there was always a hot tub?
Well now you can party with fresh jugs of cocktails on a roof top in a hot tub. Just head up to limes and jump on in.
Ed+bK Bar Reporter Alexander Stone takes one for the team with an afternoon at Limes.
Serving up jugs of cocktails a few classics with a twist and a solid beer range, the drinks list ticks all the standard boxes. All drinks are now served in plastic to help avoid any bad hot tub experience involving broken glass. I tried two of the jugs - the Gin Berry Smash and the Flower Fizz - and finished with a delightfully named and tasting Pornstar Martini.
Gin Berry Smash – Gin, chambord, seasonal berries lemons topped with soda
Flower Fizz – Vodka, St Germain Elderflower cordial, Lime and Mint topped with soda
Chicken skewers with chermoula marinade and hand-cut coleslaw
|Prawn and avocado with iceburg lettuce lime mayo on a soft roll|
|Toulouse sausage with pear relush butter lettuce grilled onion on a soft roll|
Shaping up to be contender on the Sunday session scene with relaxed tunes and an open, sun-filled environment, the combination of a DJ with a live trumpet player peaked my curiosity after rather enjoying myself there one evening. The two worked together to create something a little different and pleasing to the ears and general atmosphere. The great thing about limes is if your night gets a little to large to handle or that cab ride seems like its a little too long, you can always grab a room below.
Who knows what a night holds but when was the last time you said “Geeze I wish I hadn't jumped in that hot tub last night”? Not often enough I think....
Recommended for: The young at heart.
Best tip: Be prepared to get wet.
Bottom line: Bar food averages around $9.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest of Limes Hotel