Blind Spot London

4.5
168 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.

Blind Spot offers modern British elegance, carefully shadowed by day and illuminated by the energy of the city at night. The perfect central London spot for a pre-dinner drink, a night of entertainment or an after party nightcap and nibble.

Please note all members of the party much be aged 21 and over.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 168 People Are Saying
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ElizabethT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Cocktails were lovely but service was really poor. Asked for water when ordering our cocktails and had to ask 3 more times over the course of half an order. Would have had more than one drink but they took our menu after the first order and they never brought it back when asked. We had to ask 4 times and wait 35 minutes for the bill. Really lovely cocktails and bar but unfortunately wouldn't go back

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KerryHughes
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date spot - super cute, intimate - lovely atmosphere

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Christie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Recommend making a booking but such a nice place to go that's different to any other bar in the area.

Didn't get there until 11pm but still very busy and people coming and going

Great list of drinks.

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Jazz
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This cocktail bar is such a mixed bag. The access to the bar through the hotel was lovely and the front of house host, who led us to our table, gave fantastic service. When I saw 'live music' advertised on the Blind Spot website, based on the decor of the bar, I had expected something jazzy or maybe a pianist. However, the 'live music' offering was a DJ who was playing incessant 'um-cha' music way too loudly for there to be any kind of chilled ambience - Also, one of the waiters topping up the water was very strange - he held the water glass to fill it and kept filling it until it spilled down the sides of the glass and started running into my shoe! When he realised what he'd done, he started giggling and couldn't stop... I wouldn't return here in a hurry.

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Chou
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and varied cocktail menu, staff was polite and helpful
The toilets were substandard (some didn’t have a working lock, no soap, etc)

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Stephen
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmospheric and ambient. Excellent service. Varied cocktail menu with prices to match the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It was our wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This isn’t a Speakeasy it’s a modern bar behind a secret door with poor service, no atmosphere, loud DJ set, bright lights and average drinks at premium prices.

The staff barely acknowledge you, hover waiting for your table to be reallocated and swoop in to clear things before you’ve even fully walked away.

We barely touched our cocktails as they weren’t great but no one asked if there was a problem when we paid the bill - they simply didn’t notice or didn’t care. Water wasn’t filled up despite asking twice, we treated as if we were an inconvenience rather than patrons.

If you’re looking for a Speakeasy experience in London - I definitely wouldn’t recommend this.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

A bar not a restaurant, so Tati g the food seems unfair. Nice surroundings.

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LauraS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We only came for a drink so cannot comment on the food

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Did not eat food but the service was poor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, drinks and atmosphere

FH
ForlanH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing drinks, atmosphere and service, hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle.

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Charlotte
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This bar is elegant and fun, we are 27+, find it a very good cocktail bar! Good DJ, many choices of drinks, love the slightly dark atmosphere. We tried around 10 different cocktails most of these tasted special and nice. Love the Beijing, Madagascar, the Earl grey London is a must try, very special and pretty. The Rio Brazil is a bit basic can skip it. Overall a very nice bar will go again.

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Jessy
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was an okay place to go have a drink. It was decent, drinks were nice but I wouldn't rush to go back. For two drinks and service charge it came to £63, so rather pricey, but it is in the middle of Covent Garden.

They blast their air con quite high so for all the ladies that are cold like me, make sure you bring something to wrap yourself in!

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annaa
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service Great cocktails great little hideaway.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot for a few cocktails. Friendly staff and delicious drinks.

KV
KishanV
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best tasting cocktails I’ve ever had - go for the Beijing

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Stephen
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent atmospheric lounge bar serving a wide range of drinks and cocktails. The table service was efficient and attentive. As a lounge bar it serves a selection of bar snacks, but is an ideal location for a pre-dinner drink.

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Honeybee
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

This bar is a wonderful hide away spot in London. The atmosphere is great, and the cocktails are outstanding. A real gem, would 100% recommend.

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GillianL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great fun! Perfect place to catch up with friends! Highly recommend. ❤️

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OneOrdinaryPerson
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is a lovely venue especially since it is not directly off the street. staff are lovely and altogether it is great however, the music was way too loud for such a chick and stylish bar and way too inappropriate for an elegant bar like this. if people wanted nightclub music I think they would go to a nightclub, not to a bar which has leather armchairs and darkened surroundings, or at least a different type of music would have been used to match the atmosphere! another issue was the very tight leg space at the side tables, so tight that although we were only 2 we could not sit properly and the table was constantly hitting our shins!

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HelenB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for drinks, cool location and great atmosphere

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Anne
Spain
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and lovely staff

JR
JordanR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely ,new cocktail bar discovery for me.A great variety of drinks,helpful and efficient service in tandem with a relaxing,chilled atmosphere in the bar.The perfect way to end the evening and i would most definitely come back here.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Amazing cocktails. Service not quite attentive enough. Was surprised at the music, crowd and faded decor. Was expecting a sophisticated but fun speakeasy or cocktail bar (e.g. Sketch, Kwant) but felt like I was in an expensive but dated and tacky bar you

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Sll1234
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Amazing find!
Perfect romantic drink, atmosphere was perfect and attentive staff made us feel welcome.
We will be back

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CharlotteH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and service. Cocktails were amazing but small given the price, however I know it is an exclusive bar so is expected

CW
ClaireW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and cocktails 🍹. Attentive staff and a great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A very fun venue. A little expensive but worth it for the overall setting/vibe. The staff were v attentive and welcoming.

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Gastronomist
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We just had pre dinner cocktails and nibbles. Staff very attentive and friendly. Only scored ambience mid as the venue was quiet. Imagine it would score 4* on a normal night

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OliviaS
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and sophisticated hidden bar. Lovely cocktails and great service. Perfect for post dinner drinks

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Cpatel
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Blind Spot, excellent service and fantastic cocktails!

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EmmaW
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, absolutely loved the DJ who played the perfect type of music to put you in the mood for a party without being intrusive. My cocktail was absolutely perfect.

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ImogenB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

I’m really confused by the reviews for this place - the waiting staff were great and the cocktails were good but the ambience was very odd. A DJ playing 90s hits and I had the feeling of being in a hotel bar in a foreign country with middle aged men eyeing up every woman there.

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TomC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails & atmosphere would recommend a golden handshake

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Dave
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited here with my wife for a few drinks before dinner. Brilliant bar with a great, relaxed feeling to it.
We had a number of cocktails which where all fantastic and in some case dangerous because you couldn't taste the alcohol. Well worth a visit

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vipnjuk
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go for a drink.

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Gurv
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LaurenG
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 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 :)

FAQs

Blind Spot London is rated 4.5 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.