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REVIEW: Rake’s, Liverpool Street

rake's cafe bar liverpool street

REVIEW: Rake’s, Liverpool Street

rake's cafe bar liverpool street

WHAT? A buzzy brunch spot by day, glitzy bar by night, Rake’s long cocktail menu has you covered for a posh tipple practically any time. Placed literally within stumbling distance of the platforms at Liverpool Street station, you may as well give in to temptation and try the lot.

We arrived at 2pm on a gloomy Saturday, a little disappointed to see empty tables – passing by of an evening, this place is packed out with city workers letting off steam. Perhaps this explains the blindingly good value brunch offering – for £25 per person you can try 3 brunch dishes & bottomless cocktails (a choice of Aperol Spritz, a refreshing summer Cucumber Spritz or a non-alcoholic Exotic Escape Spritz).

rake's cafe bar

A typical order (per person!) might be made up of a buttermilk chicken burger served with chipotle ketchup and house slaw on cholla bread, followed by smashed avocado on 48hr sourdough toast with tomato & chilli salsa andpan-fried sea trout with new season potato, fennel & caper salad. Phew! Perfect for a catch-up brunch or hen do (particularly if you’re travelling in from Essex or Hertfordshire), the pretty decor, prime location and cheap price make Rake’s a no-brainer.

rake's cafe bar liverpool street

ANYTHING ELSE? The venue is split into three parts: The Front Roomhome to varying DJs from Thursday to Saturday nights; The Parlour, a lounge area and No.3 a secret room, perfect for private parties – so there’s plenty to explore. Staff are super fun and friendly, too.

DETAILS: 40 Liverpool Street, London,  United Kingdom, EC2M 7QN / 020 761 87 007 /

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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