Zenna Bar

Words by Jane Ryan on 10-Sep-2011

Address: 77 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SH, United Kingdom
Tel: 020 7437 2525
Website: view Zenna Bar’s website
Door: Open door/walk-ins
Style: Cocktail bar
Food: Bar Snacks


Located under the famous Red Fort restaurant in Soho Zenna Bar is the remodelled Akbar. Walking down the stairs to intimate space you are greeted with exotic decorations including a huge Indian stone pond floating with flowers and candles. The bar itself is a mixture of exposed brick and blue and white walls. There are three seating areas as well as the bar, two of which appear to be renovated cellars, shrinking into a low back wall.

The bar continues the Indian theme downstairs with the menu featuring a selection of incomparably mouth-watering snacks from the restaurants kitchen and a collection of spicy cocktails ranging from tingling to devilish and the Golden Dragon which requires a waiver form.

For the less fiery inclined they also create a wide range of cocktails and an Indian treat in the form of the lassi, fresh yoghurt blended with a mixture of flavours and available as an alcoholic beverage. Prices range is £5 - £27. The bar is usually relaxed and it can be easy to find a cosy corner to indulge, however, come Friday and Saturday night a DJ is brought in and the small space is turned into a dance floor transforming the atmosphere from unobtrusive to giddying heights of festivity.