Hawthorn opens stylish bar in former Lust & Liquor site

Bar Hawthorn has opened a new downstairs area inside the former site of Lust & Liquor on St Benedict

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

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 Benedict

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

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

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

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

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