Booze hounds

Bobby Hiddleston


Booze hounds

Where do you live?

I live in Stoke Newington.


In no order, Happiness Forgets - unpretentious, good drinks, very welcoming. Callooh Callay (can I say this?) - always innovative, great fun. 69 Colebrooke Row - world-leading drinks, very cosy.

3 favourite international bars and why

Again, in no order, Employees Only NYC - such a good fun place, always made to feel at home. Broken Shaker, Miami - a unique space and a wonderfully different setting from the usual candelit bars. Dead Rabbit NYC - fiercely dedicated, well deserving of their awards.

Introduce us to a great bartender

Marcis Delzanis - in my opinion, the best bartender in London right now.

Best part of your job?

Chatting with guests and making them feel right at home, making new friends every day.

If you were going to make a Barchick cocktail what would you call it and what you be in it?

Something straight up and with whisky. BarChicks know how to drink.

Who would play you in a movie?

I think this is a question that can't be answered by yourself, someone else has to nominate a person.

If you weren't a bartender what would you like to be?

If I wasn't behind a bar I'd likely be a physicist or a chemist.

If you could make a drink for one person dead or alive who would it be

Winston Churchill. I'd like to see him drink a row of martinis.

Top chefs have their guilty pleasure food, what's your guilty pleasure drink

Blended strawberry daiquiri - there's nothing not to like about it.

Drink trend that you're excited about

The return to simplicity with a focus on great preparation - Naren at Caffe Dante, Marcis at Mission E2.

It's the end of the world in 24 hours what would you do?

Probably cry in a corner for a while. Then find my family and go have a big Hawksmoor steak with them.

Favourite place in the world?

Henry's Corner in the Taproom of the Dead Rabbit, 2am.

Desert island bottle?

The smart arse in me wants to say a big bottle of water, but either Brora 32 or Pierre Ferrand Selection Des Anges.