This gin specialist at Soho's Star at Night bar serves more than 130 varieties of the spirit, plus gin cocktails.
When is it easy to find an empty seat at the London Gin Club? Only on Sundays and Mondays, when this Soho bar is closed. If you need proof that gin is the current It Girl among London’s liquid lovelies, come here any other evening of the week without a booking, and try to get a seat. More fool you.
The Gin Club sells nearly 200 gins, and there are four ways to order it. G&Ts are poured in double measures and start from £8, but breaking the two-digit barrier gets you more unusual gins. Served in whacking great goblets, each gin with a particular brand of tonic, they look fabulous and make a foolproof Friday-night muscle relaxant.
Then there’s a cocktail list, majoring on classics (negronis, collinses) but with some of their own inventions as well. Check out their list of ‘ginfusions’ too – the Broker’s gin brand vigorously mixed with different flavourings before being served as a G&T.
For the hardcore curious, there are tasting menus: four or eight gins, served on trays, for those who like to compare and contrast. Prices start from £25, and after talking you through your menu, the staff will leave you to sip in peace. Unless you want them to hang around.
If this all sounds a bit gin-geeky, don’t be put off. The atmosphere is that of a bar, not a laboratory or place of worship. The room is high-ceilinged and moodily lit. You may come here for the love of gin, but you’ll stay for the love of life.
|Venue name:||The London Gin Club|
22 Great Chapel Street
|Opening hours:||Open Tues-Fri 4pm–11pm; Sat noon-11pm.|
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Road.|
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This was a fantastic find. We booked a table for a few gin and tonics before dinner , which is recommened as it gets pretty busy. The staff here were very welcoming and well informed about gin and the service was excellent. We'd mentioned it was an anniversary celebration and they gave us a miniature bottle of gin! I'd highly recommend The London Gin Club. It's not often you get genuine friendly service in Soho coupled with expert knowledge. If you like gin this place is a must. Thank you London Gin Club for making our night a lovely one
Truly obnoxious service. I've now tried this place twice, and never again. The first time we had a booking, and the service was so slow we finally had to order from the bar even though there was allegedly table service. That would have been fine, except when we tried to order a second drink they told us our time was up and kicked us out, even though it was their fault we weren't getting served. The second time we showed up early in the evening and they said we could have a table until 6:30. After we ordered a round they told us they needed the table back earlier than they thought and we'd have to drink up and be out by 6. Will never go back to this rude, unprofessional place which can't even manage its own bookings. There are plenty of other good, friendly gin joints in London.
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