Blind Spot

45 St Martins Lane, Leicester Square, London

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

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Address:45 St Martins Lane
Leicester Square
London
WC2N 4HX
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Bars
Region:Leicester Square
Nearest Station:Leicester Square
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 17.00 - 01.30
Sunday: 17.00 - 22.30
Email:Send an email

Facilities & Info:
  • Smoking area
  • Party bookings accepted
  • Private hire available
  • Disabled access/facilities
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Background music
  • Live music
About: 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.
Blind Spot offers modern British elegance, carefully shadowed by day and illuminated by the energy of the city at night. The perfect central London spot for a pre-dinner drink, a night of entertainment or an after party nightcap and nibble.
The bar is brought to life throughout the week with a programme of live music and events. Kick the week off in style with Manhattan Mondays, where beginners and cocktail connoisseurs alike can utilise the custom-made Manhattan ordering system to individualise and innovate the well-loved classic. On Tuesdays Live Spot showcases some of London’s hottest Jazz and Swing acts, heading into mid-week with up tempo electronic and dance DJ residencies Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays lasting until the early hours.

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Added on November 19, 2016

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

Review Rating: 6 / 10
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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…



Laurel reviewed Blind Spot on Mon 09 Oct 2017

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