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Words by Simon Difford on 15-Aug-2014

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Address: 50/54 Blandford Street, (basement at corner Chiltern St), London, W1U 7HX, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 0835
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-11:30pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-midnight
Door: Make reservation
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end
Food: Bar snacks
Established: 2010


A warren of secret rooms, candlelit arches and cosy corners, this bar successfully makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. However, as charming as the décor is, it's the cocktails and the theatre around them that ensures this bar is busy every night of the week.

The chaps behind this venue have gone all out on their drinks list with dry ice, foams, smoke guns, blow torches all in their arsenal for preparing molecular cocktails and when a drink arrives at your table with smoke unexpectedly erupting from it - it can't fail but be exciting. Best to make a reservation, as the guest list does get pretty full.

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