You'll be hard pushed to find a better-looking bar in Shoreditch, and the drinks at Callooh Callay are every bit as imaginative as its Edwardian acid-trip surroundings. Get acquainted with fabulously presented cocktails of distinction by negotiating the big walk-through Biedermeier wardrobe, or head upstairs to the semi-private Jubjub lounge. For starters, try a couple of bourbon-based stars: dusty pockets (a winning mix of Maker's Mark, mescal, nettle cordial, quinine-based Byrrh aperitif and bitters) or fine and dandy (Four Roses bourbon, fig liqueur, Amaro Averna liqueur and Mandarine Napoléon). Fortified by bar bites such as calamari with citrus mayo, piri-piri chicken or feta plum tomato and oregano bruschetta, move on to investigate anise and nephew (£9) or punch and ruby (a curry-inspired, rum and cardamom concoction). Needless to say, you'd be mad as a hatter to miss the consistently fine mixology at this Alice in Wonderland fantasy lounge.
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