A cosy subterranean hideaway concealed in a disused Victorian lavatory!
Descend the stairs and enter through a velvet curtain into a speakeasy style drinking den with original tiling and cisterns as a nod to its former past.
The ever changing seasonal menu uses locally sourced ingredients and fresh fruits gathered from allotments on Hampstead Health. Try the ‘Stand & Deliver’ with quiquiriqui mezcal, a splash of carrot juice, ginger, lemongrass and macchu pisco or ‘Never Never Land’ with house sloe gin, blackberries, fig and lemon…
The brainchild of craft spirit producer William Borrell (owner of Vestal Vodka) the bar contains a 16-litre copper still that produces up to twelve bottles of bespoke spirits per day, most notably The Highwayman Gin!
Make an evening of it and visit to Beef and Brew to line stomachs with a succulent steak and chargrilled broccoli – just go easy on the truffle béarnaise…
Address: 2 Highgate Rd, London, NW5 1NR
Tube: Kentish Town (Northern), Camden Town (Northern), Tufnell Park (Northern)