This café, open daytimes through evenings, is decked out in a girly nostalgia chic with retro furniture that’s for sale. It is a popular venue for private parties, hen do's and the like.
The café menu’s simple, and limited: sandwiches, tarts, salads, cheese and charcuterie boards. Much effort is made with the pastries, which are displayed on the counter. The selection of teas is excellent, presented in pretty teacups.
In the evenings alcoholic drinks (some with punning names) come into their own: the 'Corrrr… what a pear' consists of spiced rum, lime and apple juice muddled with fresh pear.
There are many events held here, mostly crafts- and dance-oriented. Some are unusual to say the least, such as ‘play with clay Scream’: the opportunity to recreate Munch's famous painting in ceramic.
They continue to work on making DSD awesome as well as their crazy new ideas.
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4.5 / 5
- 5 star:67
- 4 star:21
- 3 star:3
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:3
I brought a gaggle of ladies here for a friend's hen do last weekend, and it was so very lovely. The venue itself is great, and the service was wonderful. Right from organising the event with Grace, who was patient, helpful and very understanding, especially in the face of the inevitable changes to the final numbers- to the staff on the day, who were really lovely and made you feel that nothing was too much trouble. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the lady who did our 'do' (corsages) considering one of our number was hideously late due to a nightmare on the tubes, and another of our number (me) is frankly, a liability with a needle and thread, she was totally unflappable, welcoming and patient and not only got everything done in the time, but we all ended up with lovely corsages(yes, even me) Cocktails, cakes and sandwiches were delicious, and I would definitely come back with friends and recommend it to others.
Went for the bottomless brunch on Sunday and it was lovely - felt like a real treat. The bagels are delicious (and there are interesting veggie options as well as the meat ones), the bloody marys were great, and our waitress kept our prossecco topped up without us having to ask. Would definitely recommend!
Good music, fun activities and friendly staff make Drink, Shop & Do such a great night out. The location is also ideal being so close to Kings Cross station. We booked for an event and were made to feel really welcome and I will continue to go back whether it be for the bottomless brunches, activities or cocktails!
Couldn't recommend more highly - booked for 15 for a hen party, bottomless brunch (bagels and prosecco) with added hen-do decorations and an embroidered panties class - it was perfect! We didn't have to worry about a thing, staff took fabulously good care of us - friendly, smiley and quick to ensure we got the most out of our bottomless deal as well as our craft workshop. It really meant that the bridesmaids could relax and enjoy along with everyone else - such excellent service makes all the difference for a special occasion!
Fantastic brunch - so reasonable and staff generous with topping up drinks and taking bagel orders. Beaut inside and perfect for a celebration or just a weekend treat!
This place is amazing. so many creative activities to do. Excellent customer service. A must to visit when in the area.
Quirky and full of character. Always offering a huge night, plus have loads of fun, laid back events.
Came by for some cakes and tea but it was very busy and I can see that thay specilaise in hen parties and themed dinners with games. The desserts were nice.
A really fun place. We did a friend's birthday party and there were games, we wore papier mache masks, lots of tea and cakes, music and fun.
Bagels, cake and tea. The wife comes here all the time and their bagels are very good, fresh and I imagine baked right there.
I did the Drink, Shop, Do bottomless Brunch on Sunday 10th July and i knew it was going to be amazing as i love Drink, Shop Do for a night out, however we all loved the bagels and prosecco so much i am definitely re-booking to go back again in a couple of weeks. The food was great- good choice of board games (even tho we were too busy chatting to play them). We left the 2 hours quite tipsy and full of girly gossip (a great Sunday afternoon i would say :))
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Kings Cross is Drink, Shop & Do a coffee shop with a punch! Perfect for catching up with friends over coffee, cake or a cocktail (or two!). Go on grab a board game have a good chuckle! A must visit for me.
I booked a hen do here last weekend and would highly recommend! The staff are really helpful and friendly, and were very understanding about the inevitable last minute changes. We also had a palava with the bill which they made so easy to sort out afterwards! The decorations are lovely, the music is great, the 'do' was really fun and the food/drinks are delicious. The bride had an amazing time so very happy - thank you! :)
I booked afternoon tea and the hen do package; the table was visually stunning, the afternoon tea and drinks arrived promptly and were delicious, and the service was excellent. Can’t recommend highly enough! :)
I have organised two hen parties here now and each time DSD has been great! The staff are fantastic and really understanding when it comes to changes over the course of the booking as both numbers and requirements evolve. They have been incredibly helpful and pleasant to deal with whenever I have phoned, and on the day everything went very smoothly.
The afternoon tea is well presented and the sandwiches, scones and cakes were delicious! They also offer a great range of different teas which smell divine!
Everyone at the hen party loved the venue and had a great time over the course of the afternoon. The vintage hair & makeup was fantastic and set us up brilliantly for the evening.
My colleagues and I held a get together meeting here - we had a lovely welcome from the staff, our food was delicious, the music playlist we all loved... the gift shop has a wonderful array of gifts.
We would most definitely visit again! Such a quirky and fun concept.
Write a review... Had my birthday celebrations here on Saturday night. To be honest, wasn't quite sure how it would be for a night out. Had been previously for tea, cake and boardgames which was brilliant. Had been another time for early evening cocktails which again were great. Even been for a light dinner which was top notch. But never a night out. We were greeted at my reserved table with a bottle of champagne, party poppers and a confetti canon. Delicious cocktail menu, and the bar staff were incredibly obliging to all the Dry January-ers by making them off menu virgin cocktails on request. The atmosphere was wonderful - felt very different to other times I have been making Drink Shop Do a really versatile venue - it changes according to the time of day/day of the week. All of my fears about having to find somewhere livelier or larger to move on to were unwarranted. The downstairs opened at after a few hours, revealing a dance floor, club DJ and extra bar and seating.
Really the perfect venue. Can't recommend highly enough.
I haven't visited DSD for a couple of years, but on a recent visit I impressed by how much they've spruced up the place. The fun factor's gone up a few notches, and refreshment-wise, I could have scoffed at least three more mini lemon meringue pies if I wasn't happy sipping all the cups (at least four) of their rooibios bakewell tea. It's a great hangout with the girls and I'll definitely go back the next time I'm in the Kings Cross area - it'd be wrong not to.
Myself and 30 colleagues booked in for the pumpkin carving evening and had an absolute blast. The evening was really well organised and the lovely staff had no problem managing such a large group. For a tenner a head including a spooky welcoming drink, this was phenomenal value for money.
We're already planning our next outing here in January!
Just celebrated my 27th birthday with Drink Shop Do and it was a wonderful night. I'd booked a table downstairs by the dance floor and wasn't disappointed with my spot. All the staff at DSD we kind and courteous. Wednesday was helpful and there to offer a friendly smile. Plus brownie points for the door staff, J in particular for rescuing my birthday balloon!! Overall a great night and a definite recommendation to anyone wishing to celebrate a bday!
The best party ever! This place is ideal to organise your party (on the downstairs bar area) during the week. Everything was perfect!
I went to this place a few years ago, a friend suggested it after seeing positive reviews online (he didn't read them, just looked at the average). Before I go on I should say that I'm a mid 30's hetrosexual male; this point is very relevant to the following review.
After walking in it took a minute or so for the true horror of "DSD" to actually sink in and by then the first drink had been ordered - it had little home-made paper stars, adorned with glitter and chintzy hand drawn horses, etc hanging from the ceiling, grown women making bracelets from brightly colored, cheap plastic beads, men in patterned meggings sitting huddled in corners around school desks crocheting WWII fighter planes onto cloth whilst sipping from tiny flower-patterned teacups. A cross between a primary school activity area and a rehab center for people beginning their recovering from a serious emotional trauma is my best attempt at describing the atmosphere. I think by the time I'd managed to rinse my beer down, my testosterone count was down about 50%.
Clearly people like me aren't the target demographic of this place and perhaps the above review is a little unfair, but I think other should be warned lest they make the same mistake as I.
3 stars however as for the most part, people who this bar is aimed at seem to love it and also to offset some of the above.
DSD is one of my favourite places in London. I recently organised a surprise baby shower there for a friend and it was a wonderful evening. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the service was brilliant and the food was delicious. We all had a fantastic time and will definitely be back.
This is in an interesting building but the waiting staff are more interested in looking cool than taking orders or bringing food. The acoustics are horrendous so the cacophony ends up giving you a headache and shouting to be heard. The food is expensive and not good - I suspect it isn't prepared on site.
The service is disorganised, slow and rude. Cakes were stale (not surprising, as they'd been left out on the counter with flies buzzing around them) and the place is a total rip-off. The place is littered with junk shop tat with ludicrous price tags.
I love the food; healthy salads and quiches and giant sized scotch eggs. All of the cakes are really yummy; almond & chocolate cake is amazing as are the custard tarts not flabby but oozing fresh custard and sticky puff pastry, lemon drizzle citrus and not too sweet, and so many more to try... mmm!
We had a great night - such a kitsch place, but it is just very unfortunate that there is such an inhospitable owner. Would have got five stars if she had been more pleasant and accommodating.