Gin for the tasting - Sophistication and style at the Yellow Door


Gin, that erstwhile colonial drink that was claimed to frighten away mosquitos and heal malaria, is making a fashionable comeback worldwide.

South Africa currently has over 30 micro or boutique distilleries with more opening every month. If you’re part of the gin revival, and considering the amazing quality and diversity of the gins being produced, then my advice is to visit the Yellow Door.  They have one of the widest selections of gin available. Bocadillos on 1st, located at 1st Avenue, in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, opened this wine, gin and tapas bar called the Yellow Door, in 2017.

Lauren Nash, the co-owner of Bocadillos on First and the Yellow Door, says; “The Yellow Door is the perfect amalgamation of delicious food, good wine, great gin and of course a festive atmosphere. Our unique venue offers you an intimate and exclusive experience that boasts the best selection of gins and wines available.” The Yellow Door has over 100 different local and international gins on hand as well as a wonderful selection of wines and MCC bubbly.

Bocadillos has always been well-known for its diverse menu and excellent food. At the Yellow Door, you can expect the same high quality in their tapas menu. I particularly enjoy the charcuterie board and the lamb shank spring rolls.

This Yellow Door was designed from the outset to offer a sophisticated venue for intimate gatherings. Seating 24 guests, excluding the bar, and up to 45 for cocktail functions (including the outside section), Yellow Door has its own veranda and access separate from Bocadillos restaurant. The contemporary décor, careful, yet diverse selection of spirits and wines and excellent tapas make this a very pleasant place to celebrate an event, build your team or simply socialise with your friends.

My colleagues and I recently spent a very enjoyable gin tasting evening at the Yellow Door. Lauren and her team planned and prepped our event down to the last detail and ensured that the evening was a success.

To book the Yellow Door as a venue, contact Lauren on 041 581 8081.

Contact Franchisee Liandé Barnard
Eastern Cape contact number 086 163 6845
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