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A fresh-faced Barbican resident, this Searcys operation occupies a prime position on the complex’s second floor, its south-facing windows overlooking a lakeside terrace and St Giles church. Gin-lovers should head for the bar, which revels in the stuff (there’s even a Broker’s chilled gin tap on the counter). Mother’s ruin also makes inventive appearances on the modern brasserie-style menu, for instance pickled mackerel with Beefeater gin jelly, or a G&T granita. Otherwise, you’ll find bountiful barbecue flavours from the Bertha grill (Barnsley chop, rib-eye) along with main courses such as baked pollock with white bean purée, made zesty with orange and cardamom. ‘Gin democracy’ runs 5-8pm daily, when any gin can be tried for one standard price. Juniper refuseniks have an international wine list to peruse and a selection of British cheeses to complement. Plush, smart decor and a relaxed mood make Gin Joint “a great find for City lunchers”.

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  1. Published : Monday, 18 May 2015

    Review of Blacklock, Soho :: Gin Joint, Barbican

    I recently headed to the Gin Joint after seeing an excellent exhibition at the Barbican. It was a birthday treat from my brother and cocktails were also on the menu! We arrived at about 8pm on a Thursday and the bar was packed but we managed to grab the last table by the window, bonus. The restaurant area was pretty empty but we preferred the buzz of the bar. Also, we knew we weren’t going to be eating a full meal. Which I’m very glad we didn’t...
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