Alphabet bar opens on Islington’s Upper Street


Alphabet Bar

Today, Redcomb Pubs launches the new Alphabet bar in Islington to the public.

A re-imagining of the original Alphabet formerly located on Beak Street in Soho, the new Islington venue features a 180-cover restaurant centred around a dramatic skylight with cascading foliage, a stripped back urban bar, private drinking and dining areas and a collection of contemporary artwork.

Guests can expect to find a varied menu of Mediterranean inspired sharing plates developed by head chef Yaz Khadiri, including hand-pressed loaded flatbreads, tabletop tagines, and Yaz’s signature Amina’s Moroccan spiced chicken wings, made to his mum’s own recipe.

Alphabet’s cocktail menu includes 26 minimal-ingredient, meticulously made classics with a twist, developed and delivered by Chris Edwards, co-founder of two of London’s most praised and influential bars; Shrub & Shutter in Brixton and First Aid Box in Herne Hill.

Chris will bring his unique and visionary approach to cocktail making to Alphabet, promising “uncomplicated, grown-up back to basics classics that centre on using fewer, more considered ingredients to create a drink that is simple, fresh and bang on trend.”

Weekends at Alphabet see the tempo rising, with a lively brunch offering of beats, eats and breakfast to sundown cocktails.

Served from 12pm every Saturday and Sunday, customers can expect “uplifting tunes” with a Balearic base, a melting pot of Mediterranean inspired brunch plates, breakfast martinis and Chris’s own smoky, paprika-infused clarified tomato bloody mary.

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