Bourne & Hollingsworth


Bourne & Hollingsworth promotes period tipples such as white ladies, gin fizzes and gimlets all served up with cup cakes and macaroons in this 1930's era bar.

Venue Details & Map

Bourne & Hollingsworth

28 Rathbone Place
+44 (0)20 7636 8228
Public transport:
Goodge Street, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bourne & Hollingsworth

3.0 out of 5 22 February 2015
by Martin R.

The cocktails are the main attraction here. They are very good at the price. This is also a very cool cafe / restaurant / bar. There is a great vibe on a weekend night and it is well visited. The food is OK at a reasonable price. Service seems attentive and friendly too.

The main drawback is the location. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere so can be a hassle to move on from there. Also...more

4.0 out of 5 16 November 2014
by Sanj M.

Such a lovely cocktail stop hidden away down this staircase! It's a bit like hiding out during prohibition in your grandmother's parlour, complete with faded flowery wallpaper and tealights in china teacups on each table.

My mate and I were guided to a table with a reserved sign on it, which made me think it was a prop, though the place was quite full in the pre-dinner slot on a Wednesday...more

4.0 out of 5 4 September 2014
by Nadia L.

Almost like a speakeasy without the pretentiousness of being a speakeasy. Pleasant little discovery at the bottom of the steps with floral decor and distinctive tea cups. Their menu of drinks and cocktails is almost overwhelming (in a good way) and takes indecisive people like me half an hour to decide what they want. And that's why I ended up getting 3 drinks that were all quite tasty and...more

4.0 out of 5 6 August 2014
by Alex S.

If your grandmother opened a cocktail shop and invited in all the hipsters in London, she could call it Bourne & Hollingsworth 2.

That's not a bad thing, mind you. There's a simply joy in the quaintness in this Fitzrovia drinkery. Knowing that they actually worked hard to make it feel this way, with the faded floral wallpaper, candles inside teacups at every table, flowers on the bar, does...more

5.0 out of 5 8 May 2013
by Carrie B.

I seriously love the cocktails here. I would have given the staff an "excellent" rating but the last time I was here the bartenders seemed a little bit "too cool" to answer any questions people had. But the selection of gin cocktails makes this adorable, prohibition-style bar one I'm always happy to visit. Even if it does look a bit like my grandmother's living room...

I love the little...more

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