Bombay Sapphire is bringing the taste of Spain to Shoreditch via Frutería, a unique shopping, food and drink experience that celebrates the British brand’s latest launch, Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon. Open for two days, the pop-up is a collaboration with Spanish Artist Coco Davez, who has transformed the Great Eastern Street canvas into a vibrant, Spanish greengrocer. Nestled within the greengrocer setting is an intimate tapas and cocktail bar, where guests will enjoy a Spanish sharing board and a host of exquisite cocktails.
Frutería will feature a shop for passersby to step inside and browse Spanish inspired delicacies, with packaging that has been designed by Coco Davez, making each item a collectable, keepsake piece of art in its own right. The range includes authentic produce such as lemon infused olive oil, Spanish almonds, lemon preserve and Mediterranean olives. Shoppers will also be able to pick up a 70cl bottle of Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon for £30 and FeverTree Indian Tonic Water to create a G&T at home. For cocktail aficionados, a bottled cocktail by bartender Rich Woods, has been created for the pop-up. The 200ml Lemon Posset will be available to purchase at the Frutería for £12.
Frutería will provide Londoners with the perfect place to stop and spend time with friends and family, particularly those looking to do something a little different in the run up to the festive season. The Mediterranean dining experience includes a set menu, which is available for £20 per person (£40 for 2 people minimum) with a host of seasonal Spanish dishes beautifully presented on a sharing board.
The drinks menu includes a sophisticated but classic Premier Cru Murcian Lemon & Tonic, a delicately sparkling Premier Cru French 75, the Premier Cru Aviation with a cherry twist, plus a guest serve provided by mixology extraordinaire, Ryan Chetiyawardana. Ryan’s cocktail features Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru, lemon & melon husk-infused fino, lemon, rosemary bitters and absinthe. Using leftover lemon husks from cocktail bar Lyaness, and using the melon rinds that are left over from the garnish the drink looks to lift the citrus brightness from within Bombay Sapphire’s Premier Cru. Cocktails are available at £11 each.
A majority percentage of profits from the shopping and dining experience will be donated to The Drinks Trust – a drinks industry community organisation providing care and support to the people who form the drinks industry workforce, both past and present.
To make a reservation, head over to Eventbrite, or walk up for tables of up to 6 people for food and/or drink (subject to availability). Bombay Sapphire Frutería will be open from 1pm to 9.30pm on Friday, November 26th and noon – 9.30pm on Saturday, November 27th.