25 April 2014

Gin Joint

020 3544 0750

Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

£42.00 British Moorgate, Liverpool Street
  • Wine: £21.50
  • Champagne: £50.00
  • Lunch: £16/£20 (2/3 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 5-10.30pm

Square Meal Review of Gin Joint ?

London is currently in the throes of a gin revival, and Searcy’s new restaurant in the Barbican runs with the trend – although it’s a world away from a Hogarthian drinking den. Instead, the Gin Joint has a suitably corporate feel, with polite brown/grey colour schemes and a list of 40 different brands (more informative tasting notes would help drinkers). The bar dispenses Broker’s gin ‘on tap’ (a first for London), there are various gin-based cocktails, and the spirit even makes a few clever appearances on the menu – from a chilled cucumber and Beefeater gazpacho to a ‘G&T’ granita. Meanwhile, the Bertha grill knocks out chunky cuts of rib-eye and racks of Herdwick lamb served on wooden boards, while desserts might include sticky toffee pud or plum and almond crumble. Lunch and theatre menus weigh in at £16/20 (two/three courses).

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  1. Gin Joint

    Level 2, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
    Overall rating:
    Sim M.

    Don't be in a Hurry.


    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 4

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  1. Published : Thursday, 12th September 2013

    The List :: Gin Joint

    After another big day out in Bermondsey, I was glad that I had booked our table at the soft opening of Gin Joint for the evening. Searcy's have refurbished their 2nd floor Bar & Brasserie in the Barbican complex, with an emphasis on gin. They have over 40 gins behind the bar, with Brokers gin chilled on tap. The soft opening offer included 50% off the food bill, and a complimentary cocktail or G&T each (£9/10). Will, Luke and I were slightly underdressed, but I think we got away with it. Experienced Team List Leader Natalie came better prepared. It is a classy (and expensive) place, intended mostly for pre/post concert meals/drinks - I will certainly be heading up here to try out different G&Ts whenever I am around for a concert with my gin-loving Aunt and sisters. We got stuck into the drinks straight away, with a Gin Martini, Gincognito, Last Word, and a Chase Apple Gin and Tonic. Whilst Natalie wasn't terribly impressed with her Last Word, the rest of us were extremely happy...
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