19 April 2014

The Playerone star

8-10 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HN

Bars Soho

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  • Wine: £20.00
  • Champagne: £55.00
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 5.30pm-1am (Fri-Sat -2am)

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Launched in 1998 by cocktail hero Dick Bradsell, but now part of Jonathan Downey’s portfolio (Milk & Honey, Giant Robot), The Player is a Soho institution. Membership ensures entry, but you may have what it takes to negotiate the door at this disco-style late-night drinking legend colonised by fashion freaks, media geeks, bloggers and blaggers. Order a boilermaker (Black Isle Goldeneye pale ale and Cazadores Reposado Tequila) or discover drinks invented by Player associate and New York shaker Dale DeGroff – perhaps big appleberry or Mexican breakfast (Martell VSOP, berries, apple juice and lemon). Otherwise, plump for a turbo-charged classic such as a Plantation rum swizzle to go with a hearty slider courtesy of foodie provider Breddo’s Tacos. Note that The Player nominally becomes ‘members only’ after 11pm.

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  1. The Player

    8-10 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HN
    Overall rating:
    Adele P.

    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 5

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  1. We actually walked past the door of The Player several times and I'm pretty sure we were stood staring at the door for a while before we realised it was there. It's pretty unassuming. We wandered downstairs and into the dark cosy bar area, it was pretty full but the waitress managed to squeeze us in. One of my favourite things was that they immediately bring you a glass of icy cold cucumber water without even asking. They have a pretty great cocktail menu which we perused whilst waiting for Lucy to turn up, but it was the food I was more interested in, obviously...
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