Worship Street Whistling Shop 22

63 Worship Street , London, EC2A 2DU

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SquareMeal Review of Worship Street Whistling Shop

Scratchy nostalgia played on a wind-up gramophone signals the entrance to this raffish, Bovril-toned 'whistling shop' (a term for an illicit still), while the unorthodox alcoholic prescriptions on offer are based on singular suspensions and esoteric reductions distilled in a laboratory that’s open to inspection. A recent inspiration for the bar's seasonal list was the ‘orrery’ – an 18th-century mechanical model of the solar system. Cue drinks 'mapped by flavour and in accordance to the elements or earth, wind, fire and water’. Despite such flowery prose and the mixologists’ propensity for weird ingredients such as 'duck fat cider', 'spiders web’ and 'palm ravioli', the results are generally rewarding and occasionally enthralling: we’re sold on the Imperial Feathery Fizz (Tanqueray gin, olive oil, lemon, fermented baobab, yuzu and lecithin). For solid fuel, pick a ‘fisherman catch platter’, ‘butcher charcuterie trencher’ or ‘green grocer plank'.

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Worship Street Whistling Shop is recommended for

Buzzy | Cool | Dark And Moody | Fun | Dates | Special Occasions Over 40S

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Old Street Tube Station 200m

Liverpool Street Station 305m


Address: 63 Worship Street , London EC2A 2DU

Area: Moorgate Liverpool Street

Opening times

Mon-Sat 5pm-12M (Wed-Thurs -1am Fri-Sat -2am)

Nearby Landmarks

The Brewery 415m

The Barbican Arts & Conference Centre 534m


Telephone: 020 7247 0015


Cuisine: Bars


Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 1.0

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 0.0

Ca M. 08 November 2012

Dreadful – almost empty on a Tuesday evening, and little wonder. Bad service, lots of ingredients unavailable, dreadful cocktail, stale smell of food, no light in toilet cubicle (in basement – light switch does not exist – silly me for asking where it was – how uncool). Something awful cooking in a pressure cooker in a messy kitchen which is open to the floor. Avoid.

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