Dirty Martini

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Covent Garden
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Dirty Martini

Cocktail bar in Covent Garden.


Venue name: Dirty Martini
Address: 11 & 12 Russell St
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
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3.8 / 5

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Katie B

241 during happy hour, a good selection of cocktails and always busy. 

Not the easiest place to grab a seat after work or on weekends, but worth it for the price and volume of cocktails! 


Dirty Martini has got to be my favourite and go-to bar for happy hour drinks. They do an amazing range of martinis, my favourites being the French martini and the Blueberry martini. Both taste divine and are not too sweet, so you can still taste a hint of the alcohol in there! 

The staff are always on point; both the bartenders and the security guards outside! If you're looking to benefit from their happy hour offers, I'd recommend going a little early, as the work crowd does come in after 5pm and it can get quite crowded downstairs. Ideally, going on a weekday afternoon is your best shot at getting a seat and being able to have a decent conversation with whoever you're with. 


Drinks with the girls. Drinks with Boys. This place has a freakishly good record for me for finding a table as soon as I arrive, despite it always seeming packed. Maybe it's my 'can do' attitude in my determination for fun.

Many of the cocktails on the list were just beautiful. Beautifully made by beautiful people *eyecandy alert for both men & women here*

I do love sticking to my old new favourite of Strawberry and Black Pepper Martini however on my second visit, I did have a Ginger and Pear Martini which was delightfully fresh with a slight kick.

This is such a good location for friends to meet and you aren't made to feel too over or underdressed. Which is a winner for me as I am a slave to the trainer high top. Loved the décor and atmosphere is always electric. If I lived any closer it would be my 'local'.

Ros A

This cocktail bar is tucked into the corner of Covent Garden piazza. Smells a little bit like sewers as you walk in (but so do a lot of underground bars in London). Cocktails are good, fairly pricey for what you get in my opinion but they are tasty. I recommend the chocolate martini - alcoholic Nesquik. It's half price cocktails on a Sunday and it gets quite busy. It frustrates me that you can't opt out gin for vodka or vice versa and the staff are a bit stuffy about it. It also takes a very long time to get a drink (because all the cocktails are being crafted one by one). So, in a nutshell, for one or two, this place is a good option in a central location.

Joss B

This is great bar tucked away under the Covent Garden Market Square in the corner by the Transport Museum. Happy Hour is the time to go (4pm-10pm Mon-Thurs and 4pm-8pm Fri-Sat). All Martinis are half price at just £4.50 and the variety of flavors is astounding, with each requiring numerous different elements and the barmen taking time to make them with precision and a bit of a show for you. The best I have to say is the Spiced Blackberry, with the Blueberry and the Passion fruit not far behind, other flavors include Lychee, Mango and Chilli, and a Klamata based Dirty Martini. The staff are always friendly and theirs often a DJ over seeing the music. A great place in the week for after work drinks and on Friday and Saturday its popular with Hen Parties, not that that should stop you going.