SquareMeal Review of
Bar Termini Soho
Proof of the adage that good things come in small packages, Bar Termini may be tiny but it’s an undoubted star of the Soho bar scene. It only does two things – coffee and cocktails – but does both extremely well. Of course, we’d expect nothing less of cocktail maestro Tony Conigliaro (69 Colebrooke Row, Zetter Townhouse), who took inspiration from classic Italian train-station buffets of the 1950s for this cute café-bar. All-Italian caffeine fixes (don’t ask for a flat white) will keep you wide awake; otherwise, get all shook up by ordering from the short but carefully managed list of cocktails. The elegant Terroir remains one of our favourite serves, but Italian mixes such as the house Negroni or Marsala Martini (Beefeater gin, Marsala, vermouth and almond bitters) are exemplary. Meanwhile, fizzy fixes such as the Spritz Termini are perfect pick-me-ups. Bar Termini eats meanwhile include mini paninis, artisan Italian cheese and ham.