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The folk at Bourne & Hollingsworth are London nightlife fixers, garnering column inches for their vintage-themed events (such as Blitz Party and the Chap Olympiad), while dispensing extravagant cocktails from their venues across town. In its imposing corner building behind Exmouth Market, this expansive all-day bar and brasserie is the group's third and most ambitious venue to date. It's a fresh, funky and flexible space – "very quaint and white", with a chintzy plant-filled dining room and a retro cocktail lounge boasting a 50s-style showpiece bar. Here, B&H's bartenders rummage through the kitchen cupboard to create imaginative drinks ranging from Gardener's Jasmine Royale or Burnt Butter Old Fashioned with maple syrup and vanilla to Aperol Fizz with passion fruit, lemon and egg white. Everyone talks about the Saturday brunch, with its "bottomless" Bloody Marys and Bellinis.


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    wendyeats :: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings | wendyeats

    The venue is beautiful, everything is super pretty. The photo above says it all. Given that there were bottomless cocktails, it was surprisingly not too loud too! The place is quite busy though so make sure you get a booking!

    Food: 7/10 – The Eggs Royale was great, I prefer it to the Modern Pantry one. The rest of the dishes were quite standard. The Bellini (it was apricot when I went) was super yummy, it wasn’t too sweet (one of the problems I tend to have with Bellinis)...
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    TheFoodaholic :: REVIEW: Brunch at B & H Buildings, Northampton Road, Clerkenwell -

    Ever heard of B&H Buildings? Nope? Well neither had I until not too long ago. If there was ever a hidden brunch spot in London – it has to be this place. The restaurant is completely hidden away down a quiet, uninspiring residential area off the busy Farringdon Road. When a restaurants excuse is because they’re in a bad location, I ask you to simply look at this place as a business model – it was thriving and not a spare seat was in sight. One thing that did strike me about this place however and quite surprisingly, is that it was full of almost entirely females, glamorously dressed up – I suddenly felt very under-dressed....
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    Clerkenwell and brunch go hand-in-hand together almost as perfectly as ketchup and chips. With a selection of great choices such as Caravan and Granger & Co there was another popular spot that I was keen to try;
    Bourne & Hollingsworth.

    With my sister flying over from Dublin, it made perfect sense to bite the bullet and reserve a table. I’ve never been so excited for brunch.
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    The Z Factor :: Brunch at B & H Buildings, Northampton Road, EC1R | The Z Factor

    I went to the B&H Buildings for it’s opening party back in the summer sometime, and I loved it then. It’s basically a sort of bar/restaurant hybrid (read: if you’re too lazy to go to the bar, a lovely waitress will bring you your drinks). But when I heard about their new bottomless brunch menu I was very excited.

    We were sat in the lovely and airy conservatory at the back of the restaurant on cute little armchairs. I went with my friend Vinay and his wife. Vinay and I went to uni together, and I lived with him in squalor for three years. I like seeing him now to remind him of the time he got corn rows.

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    Memoirs Of A Metro Girl :: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings review: Brunch and bottomless cocktails

    The Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is the latest venture from social supremos Bourne & Hollingsworth. The company has already impressed with theirs bars Reverend RW Simpson and Bourne & Hollingsworth Bar and their events such as Blitz Party, Dark Circus and Prohibition. Last September, they added the B&H Buildings – their first restaurant – to their repertoire.

    Located in Clerkenwell, just off Exmouth Market, the B&H Buildings is an all-day bar and brasserie offering a relaxed environment. Last week, I paid a visit to experience their new weekend brunch party, which offers fresh English dishes and bottomless...
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    Where to Eat in London: On The Bab, Covent Garden | Bloomzy :: Where to Eat in London: Bourne and Hollingsworth - Bloomzy

    I don’t always base my brunch choices on the interior of a restaurant, but when I do, it’s Bourne and Hollingsworth. Joking aside, I will openly admit that I chose to visit Bourne and Hollingsworth for their interior design. A bright, spacious restaurant filled with greenery and marble…it’s a bloggers dream! However it would seem that bloggers are not their only fans, as their table booking system made evident. This is one London establishment where you won’t get a seat without a reservation. However a few weeks after I originally gave up trying to get a table, something amazing happened. The site refreshed itself,...
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  • Address: 42 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HU
  • Telephone: 020 3174 1156
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-12M (Fri-Sat -1am) Sun 10am-6pm

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