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50-54 Blandford StreetLondonW1U 7HX
- +44 (0)20 7935 0835
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
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
In my continuing accidental tour of London cocktail bars, this one is pretty interesting. The drinks all have a special addition to them of some sort, in terms of accompaniment or presentation. Novelty.
Interior is pretty nice as well, best was the two people sitting at the piano, using it as a table. Neat trick, that.more
Stopped in for after dinner drinks from the nearby chiltearn firehouse and really enjoyed the cozy vintage vibe. We had 6 in our group and were able to get seated in our semi private lounge area with stuffed leather couches and a big center table. Our server was super helpful in helping us navigate the menu as the majority of the group preferred vodka and the cocktail menu was a bit heavier on...more
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