Gin Joint by Searcys

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We welcome you to Gin Joint, our brasserie and bar on the 2nd floor in the heart of the Barbican Centre. Gin Joint is an ideal setting for pre-theatre dining or drinks, a special occasion or a date with a loved one, friends, colleagues or family.

Gin Joint offers one of the most comprehensive lists of London dry gins in the City including chilled Broker’s gin on tap and a wide range of contemporary and classic gin based cocktails.

Oliver Tobias our executive chef has created a delicious British inspired menu sourcing the best quality meats from Lake District Farmers, a co-operative group of farmers whose aim is to showcase the best quality meats from the region; all cooked in the famous Bertha Grill that cooks like no other oven.
Each evening from 5.00pm until 8.00pm ‘Gin Democracy’ gives you a chance to try out any of the extensive gin list for £7.50 Our lunch menu is available everyday from 12.00pm – 2.30pm 1 course £10, two courses £14.00
Venue name: Gin Joint by Searcys
Address: The Barbican Centre Level 2
Price: £26 to £40

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Genie P

I will clearly be biased here in that my love of Gin and the Barbican may mean this is through rose tinted glasses but this place is pretty cool. In the bar area, it feels a bit like a nice lounge you might sit, drink gin, have a chat and perhaps smoke a cigar...

The Gin selection is wicked and they'll happily recommend a gin. I wanted to try something different so the guy asked what I liked and suggested one to me. This is a great place to stop off for a drink prior to a show but I'm not so sure about food. We want a quick snack and it turned out to be tiny! Wish the waiter had told us it wouldn't do for two of us, let alone three!

It's also super pricey (even during happy hour!) so as near to payday is the best time to go!


The service was sluggishly slow in every aspect from being able to order to a forty minute wait between our starter nd main. They seemed surprised that we were not going to have dessert or coffee. I heard several disgruntled diners demanding to see management as they were very likely to be late for the evening performance due to ridiculously slow service. A big mistake. Never again.