BILL OF THE WEEK

THE ANTHOLOGIST, the Drake & Morgan-owned sister establishment to The Drift in the Heron Tower and The Parlour in Canary Wharf, is known for its mixology. So when six stockbrokers descended on the Gresham Street restaurant and bar, it was cocktails all round – from a Cream Tea Martini containing double-strength Earl Grey tea syrup to a Grapefruit Old Fashioned made with bloom gin and rhubarb bitters. The extremely liquid lunch – accompanied by three courses of food as an afterthought – continued with two bottles of Dom Perignon champagne, six bottles of red and white wine from the restaurant’s cellar and then port, whisky, Kahlua, pudding shots and Baileys. At the final reckoning, the lengthy list of largely alcoholic refreshments came to a hazy £1,239.