23 July 2014

Callooh Callayone star

65 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

Bars Moorgate, Liverpool Street

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  • Wine: £18.00
  • Champagne: £45.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 6pm-12M (Thurs-Sat -1am)

Square Meal Review of Callooh Callay ?

Like the potion Alice discovers in the Lewis Carroll novel that inspires its decor, Callooh Callay’s cocktails scream ‘drink me’. After stomach-lining bar bites of hot dogs, mini-burgers, wings and onion rings, followed by a ‘swizzle dee, swizzle dum’ (Tanqueray gin, pomegranate orange and lemon martini) in the nu-Edwardian front parlour, you’re ready for Wonderland – accessed Narnia-style, through a handsome walnut wardrobe. In the dark, groovy recesses, order curiouser and curiouser tipples such as Farmer Briar’s coq in cider or ‘bloody’ Janet Street-Porter – a crazy old fashioned involving Hibiki Japanese whisky, Cherry Heering, porter reduction and blood-orange juice. Further pleasures lurk upstairs in the dinky Jubjub lounge, a simpatico squeeze that changes its look depending on the drinks being promoted – perhaps the garish, acid-bright tones of a Mexican wrestler’s dressing room to go with Tequila cocktails.

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  1. Callooh Callay

    65 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY
    Overall rating:
    Sophie A.
      Gold Reviewer  (20)

    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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    65 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY
    Overall rating:
    Robert B.
      Gold Reviewer  (66)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 6

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  1. Published : Monday, 21st October 2013

    S Marks The Spots :: CALLOOH CALLAY

    East London, and Shoreditch in particular, is full of fascinating places (a couple of my favourites here and here). That’s the adjective I would use to describe Callooh Callay, a bar hidden in a sketchy looking street close to Hoxton Square. Callooh Callay has everything going for it: creative cocktails, funky decor and a members-only venue...
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  2. Published : Friday, 21st June 2013

    The Celeriac :: Callooh Callay, Shoreditch

    If there’s one Shoreditch bar that really belongs in Shoreditch it’s Callooh Callay. You see, this one’s a little bit wacky, very tongue-in-cheek and sehr trendy. Oh and it’s got a secret bar hidden within it obviously...
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  3. I wandered through the streets of East London recently in the gathering gloom, searching for a bar named Callooh Callay. A couple of older queens leered at me, looking like a pair of pedarastic Anglican bishops who’d been locked up in a distillery all night. I was glad to locate my drinking companion the Zebra Striped Gourmand, a man who makes his own bitters and butchers his own meat. A handy friend to have if you ever need to dismember someone and dissolve them in alcohol...
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