Bourne And Hollingsworth, W1T 1JF
- 020 7636 8228
- 28 Rathbone Place, W1T 1JF
- 5pm-midnight Mon-Thu; 5pm-12:30am Fri-Sat; closed Sun
Down some steps at the bottom of Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia is this tiny bar.
Inside the decor is firmly early-20th century vintage, even a little bit unstylish, with simple wooden tables (some a bit wonky), tablecloths, and candles hidden in teacups photo. The impression of a speakeasy is only enhanced by ads for a prohibition-era themed club night where people dress appropriately.
The space itself is small, with space for about 10 tables around the sides of the room. Although at 5:30pm on a Thursday evening, we were the first people there, it was fairly busy by an hour or so later.
The bar is very small, just a short counter, with only one beer on draught (Asahi). A short cocktail list sticks to basics (all £6.50, with a few champagne cocktails at £7.50, and non-alcoholic cocktails at £5). The gin fizz is simple but effective, and their own 'Re-Bourne' is likewise very successful, using limes, elderflower cordial and Plymouth gin in a highball glass.