The glowing lantern on a quiet Islington backstreet signals the intimate mood at 69 Colebrooke Row. It’s half 1950s Italian café, and half Federico Fellini film with gentle jazz and attentive suited staff making exacting drinks behind the bar. The cornerstone to Tony Conigliaro’s lauded cocktail empire, Colebrooke Row’s reputation may precede it, but in its essence it’s just a quiet little bar serving the best drinks you’ve ever had.
- live music
- bar food
- craft cocktails
What to drink
The Terroir (distilled clay, flint, lichen) tastes like walking along a forest stream. If it's no longer on the menu, ask nicely if they have a bottle in storage. The Dirty Martini is guaranteed to be the best you've ever had; so good, you may devote the rest of your night to drinking them.
You won't be able to put your finger on why these drinks are so good, but if you book a masterclass in Conigliaro's cocktail lab a few blocks away, you might find out.