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Hawthorn opens stylish bar in former Lust & Liquor site

PUBLISHED: 16:33 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:52 05 November 2017

Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn

Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn

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A Norwich business has expanded and taken over the site of a popular taco and cocktail bar in the Lanes.

Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn

Bar Hawthorn on St Gregorys Alley has opened a downstairs area in the former home of Lust & Liqour on St Benedicts Street.

Lust & Liquor recently closed both their locations in the city. A post on Facebook revealed the team were “not sure” when their Unthank Road property would reopen.

Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn

Richard O’Brien, owner of Bar Hawthorn, said: “We’ve had the upstairs bar for a little over a year now, then the opportunity came up for us to take over the old Lust & Liqour site and the timing seemed right!

“Our upstairs bar is still running exactly as was, so with downstairs it was important to create a different feel and offering, a bit less fussy but with the same quality.

Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn

“The downstairs bar is much brighter and modern, with a bit of a Scandi feel to it.”

He added: “While every drink upstairs is our own creation, downstairs we’ll be faithfully recreating classic cocktails, from the prohibition era through to the modern classics.”

Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Bar Hawthorn

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