Blind Spot at St Martins Lane

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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.

Specials

Enjoy 2 cocktails plus 1 item from the food menu £30

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: October 26, 2017

Ends: December 30, 2019

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-11:00PM

What 111 People Are Saying
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G
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

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
1 review
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
27 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
5 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
9 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
37 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
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

PP
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was beautiful and the drinks were fantastic. Service was on point. Would highly recommend for friends or couples.

LF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant hidden bar. Quirky and fun with excellent cocktails. Try the Marseille!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Only had drinks as there was nothing that met my dietary requirements on the online menu though we weren’t offered a food menu anyway.

It’s a beautiful venue however, low lighting and intimate before the live music began. The live music however did not impair our ability to hear each other and continue to enjoy the evening.

LJ
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really enjoyable place to sit and have a delightful cocktail. Staff were very helpful and gave great recommendations.
Nothing too much trouble. Nice and secluded so not crowded. Defiantly would go again

JW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Cocktails excellent. We didn't eat. Booking & service efficient. Quite expensive.

HT
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, great choice of cocktails and wine, everything was high quality

DS
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Great place for a one off experience, but I won’t be going back. 2 drinks comprising a cocktail and a simple G+T, and a bowl of nuts cost £36!!! Although the service was good, it is criminal to add on 15% for people just having a drink.
The bar is a great idea, entering through the ‘golden handshake’ door to a dark but beautiful little room, but it’s not worthy of the prices. The candles on the table were in beautiful crystal glasses, yet the glasses the drinks came in were totally inferior, and cheap looking considering the price of the drinks. The presentation of the drinks was average, and really needs more of a special touch.
The service was great, and staff professional and attentive. I would have preferred to tip them than have the extortionate service charge (that our waitress will never see) added on.
As I said, it’s a nice place for a one-off treat, but not really worth the money. I have been in far better secret bars.

N
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Blind Spot has been my favourite bar for ages now.. everyone I’ve taken there they love it!

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good but small drinks for high prices and the chairs were not stable

SB
London
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cocktails, lovely setting. Really enjoyed it. Will come again

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My wife and I were here early evening on the Tuesday following Easter. It was quiet but it didn’t feel empty as the lighting is low. It’s done up like a sort of secret hidey hole - you enter through a concealed door in a bookshelf in what I think you is a hotel lobby. 3 drinks plus 4 tapas = £85 inc service so it’s exprnsive, but I would go back. Perhaps not in a state of hunger or thirst though.

H
Essex
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic space in the centre of London! The cocktails are unbelievably imaginative and delicious

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Good place. Friendly staff. Very expensive menu.

CC
Gloucestershire
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fabulous spot for pre or post theatre cocktails. Would recommend

G
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great club filled with nice chilled out people of a certain class which created a very good ambience. Pricey but you get what you pay for, would definitely recommend this over other bars in the area. Staff very efficient and pleasant and professional. Pre book a table as it gets very very busy.

V
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great vibe, fantastic location
Very low key with great music.

M
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and a great spot for a date. The drinks are delicious but certainly not cheap.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere is smart and lighting is moody, nice venue for a quite drink

M
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised with the very relaxed and classy atmosphere. Staff were exemplary. Company and I had a wonderful time. Very sophisticated drinking spot with really nice cocktails from around the globe.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Food is very average but that is not the point when you go there I guess.
A high choice of cocktails !