Tales & Spirits Cocktail Bar & Restaurant

Address: 5-7 Lijnbaanssteeg, Alley btwn Singel (at No.85) & Spui (at No.60), Amsterdam, 1012 TE, Netherlands
Tel: +31 655 356 467
Email: info@talesandspirits.com
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Tue-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-3am; Sun-Mon closed
Door: Make reservation
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Aperitivos, Cocktails, Food, Wine
Price guide: High-end
Food: Full menu
Established: 2012

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Review Words by Simon Difford on 2015-06-24

Set at the end of Oude Nieuwstraat, the main street in the Singelgebied Red Light District, T&S is a very different type of boudoir to its neighbours, although with similar levels of passion. Step inside through the black drapes and you are greeted by an intimate space with impressive chandeliers, antique cabinets, high tables and a chilled vibe.

T&S is one of the establishments currently setting the standards of food, drink and service which others in Amsterdam aspire to. The combined food and drink offering allows you to craze on plates of food late into the night (one hour before closing) with an internationally inspired menu which does not differentiate between starters and mains. The high standard of food here is also matched by the quality of the wines.

The wooden bound cocktail menu allows each drink to tell its tail. Drinks are classic in their inspiration but contemporary in their execution with foams and smoke gun used to great effect. Fittingly the cocktail menu features a Fallen Lady, "in honour of the hardworking, honest women of the neighbourhood" (vodka, chocolate liqueur, raspberry syrup, fresh lemon juice and Burlesque bitters).

This multi-levelled venue also conceals something of a secret.

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