The team behind The Four Sisters Bar in Islington in London are set to open a second venue in the City in June.
Simon Bastable and Andrew Green are creating The Four Sisters Townhouse in Groveland Court, off Bow Lane, offering classic and bespoke craft cocktails, wine and beer, artisan bar snacks, sharing dishes and a light food menu.
The 54-cover, 720 sq ft venue will be themed around a Victorian townhouse, including a collection of eclectic curiosities salvaged from yards around London, as well as traditional features of hardwood oak panelling and Victorian cast iron detailing.
A raised seating area will imitate the “sisters’ study” with a low ceiling, library wall, old leather wingback chairs and plenty of banquette seating. It is pictured above as a computer-generated image.
The Four Sisters’ bar manager Andrei Marian’s innovative approach to seasonal cocktails and craft ingredients will see a weekly changing mixed drinks menu focusing on a “market to glass” concept.
Handmade bitters, tinctures, curds, syrups, sodas and cordials will complement the unusual spirits including a global range of amaros, including The Four Sisters’ own amaro. The bar will also have a selection of wines and champagne as well as Camden Town Brewery beer on draught.
The Four Sisters in Canonbury Lane off Upper Street was launched in November 2012 with a mix of old-school glamour and dark Dickensian style.
Simon said: “We are very excited to launch this new site, the purpose of which is to create a space, drinks menu and customer experience with style, substance and integrity.
“Although adding elements such as an artisan food menu to our original concept, we will retain The Four Sisters Bar’s ethos of contrasting the dedication and professionalism of the bar team with the personality and tone of the venue itself which is elegant yet mischievous with a wicked sense of humour.”
The Four Sisters Townhouse will be open weekdays only but will be available for private hire at weekends. It will be open from midday to midnight on Mondays and Tuesdays and from midday to 2am Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.