Exmouth Market is no stranger to enticing eateries (or drinkeries), but its latest offering is a bright and sunny gem that will keep you smiling into the depths of winter. While it’s not on the main market strip, B & H Buildings occupies a big corner space overlooking Spa Fields Park. And if you think it’s green outside, then head in and straight back to the greenhouse. With a glass ceiling, floral prints and lots of foliage … you’ll feel like you’re right out in the countryside.
If you’ve got a pang for a decadent dessert-style drink, go for the Eton Fizz made with Rathbone gin, muddled strawberries, lemon, honey, Greek yogurt and egg white. Shaken hard, this is one frothy number that’s freshened up with a splash of soda. And when those leafy surroundings strike up the mood, go floral and order the Port Flower Stinger with white port, mint and elderflower. Eating is an all day affair here, with a menu that takes British classics and gives them drool-worthy twists. Treat yourself to the hearty lamb cannon with a minted crust and served with a ratatouille-stuffed courgette flower.
The folks behind this venture have also brought you Bourne & Hollingsworth, Reverend JW Simpson, Blitz Party and Prohibition so you can expect all the best bits from the brand (and more).
Best Bars tip: If you’re looking for a private dining room that’s a bit dark, intimate and a dash sexy … then this lot can accommodate. The décor is a departure from the rest of the bright and minimalist space, but it’s no less inviting.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips