The everchanging Newtown Hotel
Oh, gone are the days… I used to love the Newtown Hotel, not that I frequented it very often but it offered a completely different atmosphere than the gay bars on Oxford Street, more down to earth, more fun, more silly.
It seems to have gone through a bunch of changes over the last years. Last I’d remembered, the restaurant was Greek. Now it seems to be serving either Japanese-influenced of pan-Asian bar food. Looks fun. I’ll be back to try it sometime.
In the meantime, we just had a last drink here, and decided to have a glass of Greek white wine. Why not? There was an impressive selection of drinks (particularly compared to the wine selection at the Corridor Bar across the street…). The wine was kind of mellow and savoury, rather than say crisp and light. I liked it enough, and it was better than a retsina.
Lots of different drinking spaces to hang out at, louder and funkier downstairs at the bar, and spacious and cool upstairs. Probably a great summertime hangout too.