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Blacks (Bar, Club)

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67 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4QH
Cuisine: [Other/Unclassified]
Tel: 020 7287 3381 | Transport: Leicester Square | Write review

Blacks Review

Blacks is a dark and mysterious private members' club. The basement entrance leads you out of the depressing reality of Dean Street and into the romantic, Dickensian world of a beautiful Georgian townhouse, where time waits for all men. The 3-storey getaway has a members list of high flyers in artistic fields of work from journos to actors to art & antique dealers.

The prices are surprisingly cheap, the atmosphere is both sophisticated and stimulating, and the environment absolutely charming, so if you can conjure up some Copperfield wizardry to get past the door, then you're in for a most memorable night.

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Customer Reviews for Blacks

Average (based on 9 votes): 9 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Blacks was until quite recently a haven of civilised conversation. In the last 6 months it has become dominated by a loud crowd in large groups of what the Italian owner might call 'mal educatti', but presumably it is what he wants. Please, Moira and Giuseppe, review your policies. Make a return to the cell phone free, quiet and considered behaviour once required of your members, or lose the very people it was created for!”
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paolina, Londra (8 years 9 months 24 days ago)

“Had a great night last night. Would really like to join. Can someone send me an application form!?”
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richard, London (8 years 11 months 3 days ago)

“Would love to rate it. Have heard so much positive things about this place, but can't get recommended. My ratings are based on what I have heard, therefore! Any ideas on how to get recommended?”
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DG, London (9 years 3 months 10 days ago)

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“Aside from the wonderful staff, the possibility of grabbing the harem like cushioned nook on the second floor, the fires and the candle-light, perhaps the highest and simplest recommendation for Blacks is that it's one of the very few places in central London (the only "late" place I know of) that one can have a civilised conversation in on a Friday or Saturday night - that is, seated, and conversing without shouting.”
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Gavin, London (10 years 11 months 9 days ago)

“This venue is delightful! I recently had my 40'th birthday party here and the evening was wonderful. Lovely food, a comprehensive wine list and an atmosphere given over almost entirely to chat. The big log fire in the downstairs room was so inviting and perfect to welcome guests. I've been a member of Blacks for three years and wouldn't change it for the world.”
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Patrick Lloyd, London (11 years 8 months 8 days ago)

“I''ve been a member for years - I think its one of the finest drinking dens in Soho, if not London.”
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Chris johns, [ Unknown ] (14 years 1 months 22 days ago)

“If you're up for a relaxing evening drinking port and telling (and listening to) tall tales then this is for you. The atmosphere is deliciously relaxed and expensively bohemian, and the clientele - on the whole - wonderfully eccentric. Be prepared to make a new friend every time you go.”
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Nomi, [ Unknown ] (15 years 6 months 11 days ago)

“Almost entirely lit by candlelight in the evening, this place is steeped in atmosphere and once inside you feel as if you have stepped into a Dickens' novel (except for better sanitation and a noticeable lack of orphans). If you like good conversation, wine, ridiculous anecdotes, talking to people you've never met before, sumptuous old armchairs and an abundance of cushions you will appreciate Blacks. Its not for music, dancing, or taking people you don't really intend spending the night talking to. Staff are really friendly but prepared to be shouted at if you dare to use your mobile phone - all phones are banned once inside. Food is also great with the ground floor restaurant providing delicious three course menus for £20. Persuade a rich friend to join and then tag along.”
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charlie, [ Unknown ] (15 years 6 months 25 days ago)

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Eugenia Bugallal, [ Unknown ] (15 years 11 months 11 days ago)

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