Those seeking the comforts of British pub fare have a new outlet for their Anglophile passion in The Winslow, a new "gin joint and eatery" opening tonight in the East Village. With communal seating and a large white concrete bar, the public house seems like a fine refuge for a pint and a bite. The space has that oh-so-trendy "distressed" look, with tin ceilings and herringbone floors, but they've also installed big TVs for catching all the football matches.
Just as Jones Wood Foundry has elevated British pub fare, chef Luis Ulloa reimagines traditional dishes with influences from around the world. You'll find classics like a Scotch egg, a "Three Little Pigs" charcuterie plate with a pork banger, and Fish and Chips with sides like mushy peas and Yukon mash on the menu. A chilled cucumber soup comes flecked with morsels of jumbo lump crab and seasonal dishes include snapper with dill beurre blanc and an indulgent dish of bacon-wrapped quail with foi gras.
Crumpets get their own special place on the menu with fillings ranging from sweet lemon curd to duck confit.
Dominic Venegas, esteemed bartender from the NoMad, mixes up special gin cocktails from the classic Gin and Tonic to the "Martinez," made with Old Tom Gin, sweet vermouth and maraschino bitters. The bar also offers "scarce gins from cultures around the world" in addition to local spirits like Brooklyn Gin. If you can't throw down with the juniper berry, sip one of 20 varieties of British and Old World/New World tap beers with your English-centric cheese board.
243 East 14th Street, (212) 777-7717; thewinslownyc.com. Open Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.