Boulogne Bar

389 Kentish Town Road , London, NW5 2TJ

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SquareMeal Review of Boulogne Bar

Brewers Young’s chucked over £1m at refurbishing this pile – and to good effect. The 1871 Grade II-listed gin palace is a looker. Avoid its clattery chaotic ground floor in favour of the upstairs room whose moniker reprises the pub’s original name, The Boulogne Gate, which was so mangled by Victorian mouths that it morphed into The Bull & Gate. This cosy, cluttered piano lounge is now a persuasive pastiche of a Downton Abbey drawing room. Its bearded barmen look the part, too, resembling George V – but are their mixes fit for a king? You’ll meet better Bacon Old Fashioneds elsewhere, and a cloying strawberry vermouth-laced G&T billed as ‘The Wrong Negroni’ is a poor take on its Milanese inspiration, Negroni Sbagliato. And while an Anne Boleyn (a rum and peach rinse) is better executed, it’s expensive at £9, particularly in comparison to cocktails at the Ladies and Gentlemen bar, opposite.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Kentish Town Tube Station 52m

Kentish Town Station 210m

Address

Address: 389 Kentish Town Road , London NW5 2TJ

Area: Kentish Town

Opening times

Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm (Sun -10.30pm) Fri-Sat 12N-12M

Nearby Landmarks

Camden Square Gardens 890m

Roundhouse 1km

Details

Telephone: 020 3437 0905

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Cuisine: Bars

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