If you are wondering where the name for this Goodge Street bar comes from, it's an homage to the titular vicar who lived here until the late 1980s. Where it went from there is probably best left alone, though suffice to say its walls are no longer the shade (red) they were when police raided in 2009.
It's now run by Bourne and Hollingsworth, a group with another bar (Bourne and Hollingsworth Bar), a bar-cum-club (Below & Hidden) and a restaurant (Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings). Here it's mostly about cocktails, ranging from classics plucked from the annals of cocktail history to modern mixes with their roots in seasonal ingredients.
The food on offer is limited to nibbles – think nocellara and kalamata olives, cocktail nuts and seed mixes. A short wine list also features, and beers come by way of Curious Brew Lager and Curious Brew IPA.