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Blind Spot (Bar)

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45 St Martins Lane, Leicester Square, West End, London, WC2N 4HX
Cuisine: Bar Average Price: £10
Tel: 020 7300 5588 | Email to Blind Spot | | Transport: Leicester Square | Write review

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1) Tucked away at the back of the ground floor of the St Martins Lane Hotel in Covent Garden, Blind Spot is just that: a blind spot. Accessible only behind a tea counter façade via a secret gold, hand-shaped door knob, this hidden cocktail bar is not easy to stumble on - but worth it when you do.

2) An extensive cocktail menu alludes to the tea trade of the British Empire. The Camellia is delicious: black tea infused Belvedere with Chambord, Aperol and raspberry purée. The mixologists certainly know what they're doing.

3) Bring a date, or someone to impress. Lit by candlelight, the low light gives a sexy, 1920’s speakeasy vibe.

4) The waiters are endlessly helpful. Whatever you like in a drink, they'll be able to suggest a perfect cocktail for you with surprising accuracy.

5) The bar menu is full of Asian-inspired nibbles to soak up your cocktails. Try baby squid with jalapeño mayonnaise, or scallop and pineapple carpaccio. Whilst the price tag is slightly above your usual bar snacks, there's a good reason why – don’t settle for pork scratchings ever again.

6) The crowd is a real mix. On a typical evening, expect to see gaggles of suited businessmen, friends congregating over cocktails, as well as a few dates. You'll be able to play everyone's favourite game – spot the Tinder date (there'll be a few).

7) Although upmarket, the bar is also seductively comfortable. Choose a cosy booth at the side of the bar, or relax in armchairs in the middle of the room.

8) Blind Spot wants to entertain you; expect a programme of live music throughout the week. Every Tuesday, you'll be serenaded by a live jazz trio who, believe us when we say, can play you anything.

9) With the buzz of Covent Garden and Leicester Square moments away, the bar is a refuge from London’s busy streets. It's worth paying a few extra pounds to not fight through the crowds for a drink.

10) Once you know it's there, you'll be racing to go back with anyone you can persuade to go with you. With cocktails priced from £13-£14, it's a pricey destination, but somewhere you'll want to go every time you're celebrating, or when someone else is paying.
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Blind Spot Opening Hours

Monday: 5:00pm - 1:30am Friday: 5:00pm - 1:30am
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 1:30am Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:30am
Wednesday: 5:00pm - 1:30am Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:30am    

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Blind Spot Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: Bar
  • Average Price: £10

Blind Spot Food Menu

Pair the carefully crafted drinks with nibbles from the same regions, and let us transport you to exotic places.

Updated 24/05/2017

Item Description Price
Seared Scallop & Pineapple Carpaccio Pineapple, star anise, Thai dressing, fresh coriander £ 12.00
Crispy Chilli Beef Sliders Brioche, oriental slaw, sticky glaze £ 12.00
Mini Cubano Sandwich Pulled pork, smokey ham,mustard, emmental cheese £ 8.00

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Blind Spot Drinks Menu

Blind Spot cocktail bar travels from harbour to harbour and gathers the world flavours into its new menu. From NYC to Sydney, through Venice, Mumbai, Osaka and many more. Spin the globe and choose from our selection of 25 destinations.

Updated 24/05/2017

Item Description Price
Marrakech, Morocco bombay sapphire gin, orgeat syrup, orange blossom, egg white, cream, moroccan spices, citrus, mint £ 13.00
Marseille, France grey goose la poire vodka, apricot brandy, yellow chartreuse, lemon juice, egg white, pastis £ 15.00
Amsterdam, Netherlands bols genever, dom benedictine liqueur, abbott's bitter, cloves-infused dry vermouth £ 14.00

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Set behind the façade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden
hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at St Martins Lane.

Updated 13/10/2016

Blind Spot Hire Details

Blind Spot is a unique space for special events, offering guests bespoke and signature cocktails bursting with flavours influenced by the British Empire and its ancient tea trade. The room is ideal for receptions and parties for up to 120 guests. Offering modern British elegance, Blind Spot is a perfectly shadowed by day and illuminated by the energy of the city at night.

Updated 13/10/2016

Name: Blind Spot
Type: Entire Venue
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 5000
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Optional
Capacity: 120
Notes: Minimum Spend applicable - from £5,000 <br />Banquet/Dinner: 30 pax <br />Reception: 120 pax

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