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50-54 Blandford Street
+44 (0)20 7935 0835
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Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Purl

4.0 out of 5 17 November 2015
by Zoe G.

This is an AMAZING place for a date or a party. You can book booths so it's dark and intimate. There's table service so you'll never have to queue at the bar and can focus on conversation.

The drinks here are the conversation starters. Our first drink was a whisky based drink with fluffy egg whites, which came with a balloon smothered in Chambord. The idea was raspberry air would infuse the...more

4.0 out of 5 25 September 2015
by Laura H.

This is a true cocktail bar. Classy, friendly staff, phenomenal cocktails - each with a unique twist. Almost every cocktail I have had here comes with something edible - from a cheese straw to a marshmallow to grapes! Fun and quirky, there was also a live piano and cello player while I was there which was a nice touch. Highly recommend.more

4.0 out of 5 27 August 2015
by Keith O.

Ow, my head. Who gets into a deep conversation with the bartender over how to make the perfect Vesper, and what is the best substitute for Kina Lillet since its discontinuation? Us, apparently, that's who. Or more specifically my mate Matt; and only in Purl.

I guess seeing as the bar is named after the old English drink, Wormwood Ale ('Purl'), including in it that ingredient so famous for...more

4.0 out of 5 11 June 2015
by Mike P.

Definitely a top-shelf cocktail bar, lots of style, very much demonstrating the knowledge of the folk making and serving the drinks. Most authentic Pisco Sour I've had outside of Peru, definitely the kind of place you can feel comfortable going 'off piste'. The speciality drinks all have a theme and a touch of the theatre: my favourite being the Hyde which came with its own flavoured dry ice...more

5.0 out of 5 17 December 2014
by Sanj M.

Definitely my favourite pick so far from the speakeasy wave that has flooded London. I found it more interesting and intimate than most of the others I've been to, and without falling into the style-over-substance trap.

Make a reservation in advance as it's pretty busy, though the nice thing is you don't really notice it when you're in there as there's all sorts of nooks and crannies and...more

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