Residing next to Liverpool Street Station, Rake’s is London’s dining and drinking destination away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Small snacks and standout coffee take centre stage during the day, while evening hours welcome elevated sharing plates with cocktails or wine. Did we mention the brand new brunch menu? Yes, there’s that too…
Rake’s includes three spaces (The Front Room, The Parlour and No.3), each with a slightly different design and feel. The Front Room is home to the main café and bar, combining a vintage colour palate with modern graffiti; The Parlour is your go-to spot for lounging and relaxing, boasting grand sofas and striking pink plaster; and No. 3 is a not-so-secret room for private parties.
Paying homage to London’s melting pot of cultures, the menu features a diverse mix of options, from burrata with smashed peas to chorizo croquettes and cauliflower wings with cashew sauce. On the weekends, you can enjoy a brand new brunch menu with dishes such as Rake’s benedict (made with avocado hollandaise); ham, cheese and truffle toastie; and a buttermilk chicken burger with chipotle ketchup, paired with bottomless Spritz cocktails. If you’re looking for something sweet, try the walnut waffle with lemon crème fraîche, or vanilla bean cheesecake with seasonal fruits.
Taking inspiration from the famous series of paintings by William Hogarth – The Rake’s Progress – cocktails are decidedly simple with one or two fine ingredients. Highlights include The Orgy, made with fruit-based liquors, cava and ginger ale, The Heir with Mezcal, lemon, grapefruit and chilli-infused agave syrup, alongside a non-alcoholic “DD” with peach purée and soda. Rake’s also serves wine, beer and soft drinks.
Serving a broad range of dishes in a casual yet stylish setting, Rake’s manages to be an all-round destination that suits any occasion, from a midday pick-me-up to dinner dates to weekend brunch with friends.
Rake’s, 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN
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