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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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