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Jimi Pearce and Will Partridge (of Islington’s now-gone Wax Jambu) have taken over the former premises of Power’s bar, repainted its original facade and gutted the building. Kilburn Ironworks, the resulting post-industrial space, is all washed brick, recycled woods, exposed joists, 1950s banquettes and design-classic chairs. It’s certainly an interesting interloper among the kitsch caffs and fluorescent fast-food joints of Kilburn High Road. Camden ales are now on tap and bottled craft beers come from the likes of Five Points, London Fields, Beavertown and Partizan. The pared-down back bar also stocks a wide repertoire of premium booze; Brigadier and Burnt Embers are among the mixed drinks (many of which incorporate foraged ingredients), along with Irish whiskies and seasonal specials such as hot buttered rum. The open kitchen deals in British-style meaty eating (steak pie, slow-cooked belly pork), small plates (razor clams with chorizo, courgette fritters), and lazy weekend brunches.