Blind Spot

45 St Martins Lane, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4HX
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Address
45 St Martins Lane, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4HX

Telephone
020 7300 5500

Website
http://www.morganshotelgroup.com/originals/originals-st-martins-lane-london/eat-drink/blindspot

Nearest Station
Leicester Square (0.09 miles)

Category
Bars

Opening Summary

Monday - Saturday: 17.00 - 01.30
Sunday: 17.00 - 22.30


Venue Facilities

Smoking Area

Food Served

Disabled Facilities

Credit Cards Accepted

Music Played

Live Music Played

Set behind the façade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at St Martins Lane, a late-night speakeasy that offers guests bespoke and signature cocktails bursting with flavours influenced by the British Empire and its ancient tea trade.

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

The bar is brought to life throughout the week with a programme of live music and events. Kick the week off in style with Live Spot on Tuesdays, showcasing some of London’s hottest pop, rhythm and blues acts. On Fridays and Saturdays dance the night away until the early hours with our DJ residencies, playing 80s, 90s, R&B, Reggaeton and house music.

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All In London Review

The Speakeasy Cocktail Tea isn't your standard fare...

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London offers no shortage of utterly delightful afternoon teas, but if the idea of sipping from the finest bone china whilst listening to the tinkle of ivories is not quite your bag, then the latest offering from Blind Spot at St Martin's Lane Hotel might be a little more to your liking...

The Speakeasy Cocktail Tea isn't your standard fare; you won't find a menu of teas to select from, nor the classic array of finger sandwiches, but you will encounter a smorgasbord of treats accompanied by a trio of tasty tipples that pack a decent boozy punch (hence why it's only available from 7-9pm…)

The savoury portion of the evening was taken care of by mini quiches lorraine, a spinach and feta feuilleté pastry (which, I may add, I could have eaten three of...) and a devilishly moreish mini crayfish and mango brioche bun with lime and coriander relish.

Each of the delicately delicious sweets incorporated a classic boozy kick. A dulce panna cotta with blackber-ry compote was enlivened with a dose of Chambord. The passionfruit macaron took me back to my teen-age years of boozing with the sweet shot of Passoa. A chocolate Bailey's cake with praline is injected with coffee liqueur, and the final macaron was filled with the flavour of sake and yuzu (a dangerous combo were it to have been in a glass).

The three accompany cocktails were delicious, and surprisingly potent given their diminutive size. Giggle Water comprised Bombay Sapphire gin, English summer tea, rosé champagne and peach syrup, while the Teatotaller featured chamomile infused Grey Goose vodka, lemon sherbet and white vermouth syrup. Our resounding favourite however was the Have The Bee's, a potent concoction of Bacardi carts d'oro rum, pineapple spicy mix and Darjeeling syrup. Let's just say a full size wouldn't have gone amiss.

The menu is most definitely a treat on the tastebuds, though be warned, the portions are a little on the small side so don’t rely on it for a full evening meal or you may find the cocktails having more of an effect than first anticipated…

Reviewed by Laurel
Published on Oct 9, 2017


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