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Inside the Gin Lab - The City of London Distillery and Bar, London,

The City of London Distillery and Bar

4.5
4.5
85 Reviews
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
City of London Distillery offers a unique cocktail bar experience. Not only do the bright copper stills bring unique and unusual interest to the distillery bar, they also fill the air with the aromatic gin vapour- there's no other gin bar in central London quite like it!

That’s why the Evening Standard featured City of London Distillery & Bar as one of the best places to drink gin in London.

A range of gin experiences are also available: tours, tastings and distilling classes. All are bookable via the website. Gift vouchers for these are also available to buy online.

Please note this venue's licence is for over-18s and you may be asked for ID if you appear to be under 25. Thank you!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Shop Opening Times Mon–Sat 16:00–22:00 Bar Mon–Sat 16:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7936 3636
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We have simple snacks available to order from our bar (deli meat and cheese boards, olives, nuts).
  • Private party facilities
    Please email events@cityoflondondistillery.com detailing the number of guests, date and time, and if you require any catering for your private event. A member of our team will be in touch to help.
  • Area
    Blackfriars
  • Cross Street
    Fleet Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Blackfriars, City Thameslink, St Paul's
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

What 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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85 Reviews
  1. DonnaM

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a hidden gem of a place! We enjoyed our late afternoon drinks. Great choice and good explanation from the staff, who were friendly and efficient.

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  2. Lesley

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar with lovely gin cocktails and very attentive staff

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    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super fun experience. We couldn’t get in for a tour but booked a table and had a couple wonderful cocktails and a cheese and meat board. The gentleman that helped us was very informative and entertaining.

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  4. Tracy

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely tucked away location, atmosphere was fantastic. Staff was great. 

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Bart and the team gave us a fabulous service and experience Caroline had a wonderful birthday. We will be back

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  6. AlexA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Danny and his staff were attentive and knowledgeable. They really looked after us and cared about our experience. We will return - the gin flight board was brilliant!

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    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn’t actually have any food, but the drinks were amazing! They seemed extra busy the night we went so that was the only downside to the service, but everyone was wonderful!!

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  8. Benji

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic time catching up with a friend for a drink and a nibble. Great place!

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  9. Chris

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was looking forward to ordering a deli platter of cured meats and cheeses (as advertised on the website) but it was not available on our visit and the bar staff didn’t seem to know about it.

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  10. TimB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a cracking time celebrating my wife's birthday – she loves gin! Our guide was excellent. Sadly, I can't remember his name (we visited on 22/09/23 at 7pm), but he was enthusiastic, knowledgable, endearing and helpful. Overall, a wonderful time!

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FAQs

The City of London Distillery and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The City of London Distillery and Bar

22-24 Bride Ln, London, EC4Y 8DT

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Fleet Street
  • Area
    Blackfriars
  • Hours of Operation
    Shop Opening Times Mon–Sat 16:00–22:00 Bar Mon–Sat 16:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Blackfriars, City Thameslink, St Paul's
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7936 3636
  • Catering
    We have simple snacks available to order from our bar (deli meat and cheese boards, olives, nuts).
  • Private party facilities
    Please email events@cityoflondondistillery.com detailing the number of guests, date and time, and if you require any catering for your private event. A member of our team will be in touch to help.
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