Residing above Saint Crispin, Thomas Olive is inspired by an old-school cafe style bar from 1920s France, and boasts a short but snappy classic wine and drinks list complemented by charcuterie, oysters and other snacks from the restaurant below.
The French theme continues through to the relaxed yet moody decor with a handful of Parisian style tables, four bar stools and two Chesterfields to accommodate up to 30 patrons in the chic, table service only, venue.
Pre-dinner, pop in for an aperitif on the rocks such as the Lilet Rose, a drink certain to cleanse your palate, or nightcap on a Calvados digestif cocktail. For the bits in between or as a stand-alone, you can’t go past the Suissesse, a traditional boisson melange (mixed drink) combining herbsaint (an anise-flavoured liquor originating in New Orleans when absinthe was banned), French Vermouth, fresh mint and peach bitters (the latter to give it extra lift).
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