At Limondier the simple contemporary interior is augmented by enough small details (a typewriter, an antique lamp, old photos and newspaper clippings) to give it a retro feel that’s difficult to place. Their cocktail menu follows suit with a mixture of early-20th-century classics (Aviation, Manhattan) and more experimental offerings employing a range of unconventional ingredients (pickle juice, rosemary syrup). They also have a reasonable selection of spirits—including absinthe, served according to the traditional ritual—and a pleasingly diverse assortment of tonics to accompany your gin. The menu changes two or three times a year, just to keep things interesting.
- craft cocktails
What to drink
The El Presidente has disappeared from the most recent iteration of their menu (which is a shame), but other throwback cocktails (including the Martinez) have taken its place. Some of the most interesting combinations can be found on the page in their menu marked "Experimentell."
During their happy hour, which runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., all cocktails are €6.50 (except champagne cocktails, which are €8.50).