Blind Spot

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Covent Garden
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Blind Spot
Venue says Try our Speakeasy Cocktail for £35, which includes a flight of tea infused cocktails. Perfect for all cake and cocktail lovers.

The name of this swanky cocktail bar at the St Martin's Lane Hotel seems about right. It's a low-lit, intimate little spot almost hidden from the hotel's lobby – blink and you'll miss it. 

Access is through a concealed door behind the hotel's tea counter, and tea features across the cocktail list. Signatures include a gin, peach and bergamot smash (Beefeater gin, peach liqueur, Earl Grey tea and fresh mint), a Scotch, coconut and green tea old fashioned, and a negroni infused with pine needle tea. Classics range from house martinis and manhattans to a cognac sazerac made with Hennessy Fine de Cognac and La Fee absinthe. 

And to eat? Expect Asian-influenced bar snacks such as Thai chilli crackers, crispy chilli beef sliders, chicken satay skewers and hirata steamed buns filled with pork belly, pickled vegetables and Asian herbs. 

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Blind Spot says
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 Speakeasy Cocktail Tea is perfect for all cake and cocktail lovers. Indulge in savoury delights from quiche Lorraine to mini brioche buns frilled with crayfish before treating those taste buds to the sweet selection of passion fruit macaroons to a dulce panna cotta with blackberry compote. To top off your Speakeasy Cocktail Tea, enjoy our flight of tea-infused cocktails.

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. 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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Venue name: Blind Spot
Address: St Martin's Lane Hotel
45 St Martin's Ln
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Through what seems a secret door off the back of the main reception of St Martin's Lane Hotel lies Blind Spot. Amazing bar, very opulent in it's style and design, but incredibly played down. Great atmosphere. Only popped in for a quick drink but easily had a couple more. Well worth a visit.