Mystery in Mayfair – Smith & Whistle

When I was invited to the media launch of a new bar in Mayfair I was excited. Despite there being a tube strike that day I was determined to attend as it sounded very interesting and very mysterious. 

Located at The Park Lane Hotel, which is a Starwood hotel, it is a fabulous British bar with fantastic decor.

The name Smith & Whistle takes inspiration from the 1920’s duo, Detective Inspector Smith and  Mr. Whistle. 

They were sworn enemies who would call an occasional truce to meet at the bar and swap secrets from either side of the law.

The theme of the bar is very much “Mystery in Mayfair” with the menu being referred to the line up for drinks and wanted for food.

The food menu is interesting and takes on the jar foods concept. The desserts also sound good and I will definitely try the Spiced rum chocolate mousse next time. 

The cocktails are very reasonably priced compared to some of Smith & Whistle’s neighbouring bars.

Priced at £10 each this is not bad at all considering its location.

Pictured below is the bar. Stocked with British spirits, wines and beers.  

 The line up is the “drinks menu.” Love the fun concept and theme. It is very unique.


“Detectives” like this lovely chap pictured below serve you at the bar! Pictured is “The Fuzz,” which is rum infused with rosemary, Cocchi Americano, Aperol and very sparkly. 

Presentation is awesome. Loved the little bottle it was served in. 

The bartenders at Smith & Whistle had some serious skills. Just look at the video below! How cool is that?

My second choice of cocktail was “Sticky Fingers” – this was an amazing concoction of Jameson, FAIR Goji Berry Liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse, mint, goji jam and blood orange juice.
It is a wonderful bar to meet friends for a catch up, socialise with work colleagues or to go on a date. 

They also have several events on and lots of offers. For example, they host a Gin masterclass with jazz music as the entertainment on selected dates. Check out their website for more information on dates, availability and special offers.

It can be found at: 

 The Park Lane Hotel 



W1J 9EQ 


Closest station is Green Park.

As for how I got home? Well I learned a new route home on the bus from Green Park! It was definitely worth it.

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About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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