Lanique street bar at Bourne & Hollingsworth Fitzrovia – Review
On the corner of Rathborne Place and Percy Street, Bourne and Hollingsowrth Fitzrovia bar is a real hidden gem, a basement bar known for its exceptional cocktails and super cool setting. Having partnered with the renowned rose liqueur brand Lanique, we were here to experience their outdoor terrace summer pop-up. Influenced by the tranquillity of the coast, the intimate outdoor bar transports guests to the seaside, right in the heart of the city with scalloped umbrellas and a seascape backdrop.
A grizzly London summer evening, the area was filled with the buzz of after-workers refusing to let the rain ruin their Thursday evening drinks. We sat down on one of the high tables to people watch and made our way through the concise menu, which features 3 special cocktails, each with a seaside theme and featuring Lanqique rose liqueur.
We went in order of the bartender’s suggestions, beginning with the Rose & Grapefruit Margarita, a rose-tinted twist on the classic margarita. Combining Lanique Spirit of Rose with blanco Tequila, grapefruit liqueur, triple sec, pear liqueur and lime juice, it was a creative update to a longstanding favourite of mine. Moving on to a tipple made for summer evenings, ‘Shore Thing’, offers an aromatic twist on a daiquiri pairing Lanique Spirit of Rose with Caribbean blended rum, Italicus, Chinotto Nero and fresh lime. We finished with the showstopping ‘A Rose a Day, Oysters Away’, combining Lanique Spirit of Rose with gin, nectarine liqueur and Bonanto Aperitivo before being topped with Prosecco. Served in its very own handpicked shell alongside a scoop of homemade pomegranate and rose sorbet, it looked stunning, a work of art.
Worth a visit whilst it lasts, if you like Lanique you will love this pop-up, and if you haven’t tried it before it’s the perfect way to experience the liqueur in its full glory. With the bar’s open-air charm, if you can time it with some sunshine you are on to a complete winner. Make sure to check out the main Bourne and Hollingsworth bar as part of your visit, it’s not to be missed.
Address: Bourne & Hollingsworth, 28 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JF
Website address: www.bandhbar.com
Written by Jordan Crowley
Photos courtesy of Bourne & Hollingsworth