Photography by The Gibson
Words by Simon Difford on 22-Jan-2019
44 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AQ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7608 2774
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu 17:00-01:00, Fri-Sat 17:00-02:00, Sun 01:00-10:30
Door: Make reservation
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Romantic
Price guide: Middling
Food: Plates & dishes
Owned by: Marian Beke
Rusty Cerven and Marian Beke have taken a tiny (just 40 seats) emerald green tilled corner pub in no man's land and turned in into one of London's must-visit bars.
You may find some of the drinks, and particularly the garnishes a tad over-the-top but that's the delight of this warmly-lit quaint little place.
Whatever you do be sure to order the the simpler and brilliantly conceived signature Gibson cocktail made with specially commissioned Copper Head Gin and served in a metal Martini glass with parmigiano cheese and the requisite onions on the side. The onions are house-pickled to the bar's own recipe and are as delicious as the cocktail.