Blind Spot at St Martins Lane

4.6
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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 bar is brought to life throughout the week with a programme of live music and events.
What 131 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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GC
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to come and suits all occasions . Very nice mood to the bar and a great selection of drinks .

LG
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

would definitely recommend! seemed like a mixture of couples and groups of friends. Friday night was fairly loud but the DJ was really cool and definitely added to the experience. Drinks are really cool - Expect to pay £15 per drink but well worth it if you’re looking for somewhere for a nice date spot. Service was great and all the staff were super lovely :)

E
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Music was so bad on a Friday night. It was also way too bright on our table/area.

S
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Definitely would recommend it for a date night or spending some quality time with friends or a colleague.
It’s not a party place. It’s a place where you sit and enjoy a drink and can have proper conversations.

PJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good place for a few drinks before a big night. Although the name has changed, the inside hasn't really changed and that was a bit disappointing.

a
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, busy but not too noisy. Great interiors styling. Comfy seating, lighting quite low. Brilliant cocktails, good choice and really enjoyable. Delicious bar snacks brought to the table. Do book! It was full, so glad we did book ahead.

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience1

I bought this a fun, cool experience and a treat for my mum. In reality this a dark, hotel bar. If you are a cocktail aficionado, you may love it- there was a great choice in cocktails. For me, I expected value given this is an offer. In reality the 1 item from a ‘food set menu’ is the option for a starter @£6. Meaning with 2 £14 cocktails, you save £4. And although the service was lovely, the bar itself, in my view, is unexceptional. I wouldn’t recommend this.

T
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Very expensive drinks

c
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great socal place , good wine and cocktails and friendly staff

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fun concept. Excellent cocktails

EW
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great cocktails, great music!

D
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great moment as we are having every time.
One comment though, the music level was a bit too loud for people to be able to speak correctly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends . Calm luxurious ambiance. Try the cocktails from around the world. Staff are very pleasant and attentive. I recommend you book to avoid disappointment.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Lovely ambiance, amazing cocktails &great service.
We’ll def be back:)

j
London
55 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A welcome retreat from the busy environment outside! We’d eaten already so could only manage a drink this time. But one of us had a birthday and we were gifted a sweet treat - unexpected and delicious! Really attentive and sensitive service. Good vibe and a brilliant bar. I love this place.

V
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely romantic ambiance. Perfect for a date!
We’ve not tried their food, so can’t really comment on it but the cocktails were great (and inventive). Attentive, polite staff. Music perhaps a tad too loud but overall I would recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service and good atmosphere. There were some big groups but didn’t the way the seating is arranged we still had space and were able to enjoy the night. Really good selection of drinks. All staff were spot on.

j
Norfolk
93 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambience, great food and divine cocktails

AH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good atmosphere, classy, not too loud. Great experience. Lovely cocktails especially the Venice :) unfortunately I’m not from London but will be going again when I visit London.

G
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I did not realise that it was more a cokctail bar with some tapas. So I was a bit embarrassed as this was booked for a birthday diner. We ended taking the special (2 cocktails and 6 small plates) for the 30£. I just wish that it had been clearer or may be I did not read it properly. Also, it is more a place to be seen and to show off than a place for good middle aged friends to meet. We went later to Chinatown to have a more consistent meal. Overall everyone however was happy to have tried it once. Best

IN
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous secret Speakeasy. A great late night haunt. Fun atmosphere, friendly staff , great service . Fun and fabulous place to spend time sipping cocktails or quaffing champagne

HR
London
70 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience5

With and element of surprise (hidden behind the doors) it gives a special feeling to the evening. Best go after dinner as the food is more like a snack you eat while drinking.

NP
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue with good drinks. Perfect for a date . Good service and accommodating to meeds

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service

AC
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date, its a little dark and the music was loud, however the atmosphere was excellent. The staff were lovely and the cocktails stunning. Would go again

B
London
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food decent small bites but not a huge variety. Tasty but not extraordinary in any way. Arrived at 18:10, seated at 18:15, ordered five small appetisers at 18:20, first food arrived 18:45, last food dish arrived 18:55. unacceptable waits to get food and place not buy. Will not go back,

F
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thanks for a great evening- fantastic cocktails, good service and superb time with friends!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very dark place. Food is average, wine is a bit overpriced. Perfect for a date though.

JG
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Great spot for a quiet drink - lovely ambience and background music with innovative cocktails.
Very intimate and date ready!

AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Not really a secret bar I would say as the door was already open and wasn’t given the opportunity to open this. Staff served us once but then took ages to come round again. The music was really good and the seating area was great. Drinks seemed a bit too expensive for such a small cocktail too. Probably wouldn’t go again.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Nice drinks in a very intimate ambient.
Not cheap though

B
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good service and perfect spot for a date. Tables for dates are organised perfectly.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place. Would love to keep this gem to myself! I’ve been a couple of times and they really pulled out the stops this time and brought my boyfriend a beautiful cake with a candle out for his birthday. Thank you!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Does get noisy after 10

G
London
38 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great hidden bar, although we were disappointed not to be able to discover and open the secret door ourselves - there was a member of staff checking reservations by the entrance, which slightly ruined the premise. Once inside, the ambience was quiet and classy, but really, really dark - a bit too gloomy (you shouldn’t need to use your iPhone’s torch to read a menu!). Service was excellent and food decent (although too many of the options are deep fried). Be warned though - wine is way overpriced, with nothing below £35 a bottle, and the service charge is a hefty 15%.

FF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambience, staff very polite, quiet, lovely furniture / environment, great selection of cocktails from the globe, outstanding cocktails (taste + presentation). Higher price list than average but worth every penny for the quality they offer. No doubt - recommended!

HW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere for a date. Nice atmosphere and good wine. £50 or so for a bottle.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Lovely discreet place for a date night , amazing cocktails themed around the cities and countries of the world. Customer service very attentive and even gave me plasters for my blisters :)

CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a pleasant time here, the cocktails went down well and the music was to our taste. However, my friend and I were left wondering if the name was an ironic pun. It was so dimly lit that every time people wanted to look at the drinks menu they got out their phones to shine the torch light, leaving us blinded! I don't think we'll be returning.

M
London
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely cocktails but 15% service charge slightly excessive.