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Happy hours, theatrical cocktails and floral features: Inside Leila Lily’s

Get 2 cocktails for £15 - bottoms up.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 16.09.2023

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Cocktails are always a good idea, right? Whether it be for some liquid therapy after a stressful week at work or for a romantic date night.

We’re blessed with plenty of cocktail bars in Newcastle, but one that’s really blooming marvellous is Leila Lily’s.

The award-winning Rosette bar and restaurant nestled on Grey Street brings a sense of luxury and is the perfect backdrop for any occasion.

If you like Piña Coladas or are pretty fly for a Mai Tai, Leila Lily’s raises the bar when it comes to cocktails as they serve classic cocktails with a modern twist that bring a multi-sensory experience that’s more than just about the delicious taste.

Not only does this cocktail bar serve a range of fine beverages from carefully chosen wines to creatively designed cocktails, but it also offers a unique dining experience of reimagined British food that is meticulously and locally sourced. Not forgetting, their private dining and party options in the Eva Rose Garden to suit every celebration.

So, if you’re seeking a high-end, stylish and Instagrammable setting for a sophisticated sip look no further than Leila Lily’s.

HLN TOP TIP: Don’t miss out on Leila Lily’s happy hour. Get 2 cocktails for £15, Sunday to Friday, all day from 12pm

THE VIBE

As soon as you walk through the grand double-doored entrance, you’ll be transported to a world of wilderness. From greenery and garlands encircling stunning chandeliers above the bar to table-tops encasing beautiful flowers, Leila Lily’s décor is elegant and theatrical with one-off touches including a floral rope swing – the perfect backdrop for the ‘gram.

 

THE COCKTAILS

Let’s talk about Leila Lily’s cocktail menu – a real love letter when it comes to cocktails. Leila Lily’s cocktails aren’t ones to forget as their expert bartenders ensure the cocktails are created to surprise and entertain while suiting all tastes.

With stand-out appearances and made with carefully curated seasonal and unique ingredients, Leila Lily’s handcrafted collection of classic cocktails and modern creations will have you offer a real multi-sensory experience that’ll leave you wanting more.

And if cocktails aren’t for you, there’s a range of fine wines, (Leila Lily’s has just launched their own brand of delicious rosé) lagers, ciders, soft drinks and mocktails handpicked by Leila Lily’s in-house drinks development team and bartenders.

WHAT WE ORDERED:

Head in the Clouds 

A candy floss cloud floating over a delicious mix of Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, Archers, raspberry liqueur, peach syrup, lychee juice, and Ms Better’s Foaming Bitters.  

Pretty Young Thing

A new twist on a Lychee Martini. Kwai Feh Lychee Liqueur, butterfly pea tea, lychee juice, lemon juice, sugar syrup, Bristol Strawberry Shrub and Ms Better’s Foaming Bitters.

Pop it Like it’s Pink

Malfy Gin Limone, lychee juice, apricot jam and dragon fruit syrup, topped with a smoke bubble.

Leila Lily’s, 2-12 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE

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