Henson’s Bar and Social at Mimi's Hotel 1

56-57 Frith Street , London, W1D 3JG

Henson's Bar and Social Soho London bar

SquareMeal Review of Henson’s Bar and Social at Mimi's Hotel

Lutz Strangemann, owner of a quartet of Berlin boutique hotels, has secured a prime Soho spot for Mimi’s, his first London townhouse hotel. Henson’s, its ground-floor bar, is a relatively placid spot (intrusive muzak aside) with café tables on to Frith Street. Inside the clubby, oak-panelled lounge (kept toasty by a blazing fire), you can pore over a compelling drinks list. Cocktails are high-calibre concoctions, their cost not deadly by hotel standards. Signatures stack up well: the likes of Mimi’nchia (an Aperol lime and black peppercorn Gin Sour) and a twisted Paloma (with mezcal and sweet vermouth as well as Tequila). Equally appealing are the old timers (De la Louisiane, Last Word) and modern classics (Trident, a Seattle tribute to the Negroni that comprises aquavit, amontillado sherry, Cynar and bitters). Snacks are less inspiring, with only plump green olives or croque monsieur available when we visit – something to be addressed. 

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station 185m

Leicester Square Tube Station 368m


Address: 56-57 Frith Street , London W1D 3JG

Area: Soho

Opening times

Mon-Sun 7pm-11pm (Sun -10pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Soho Theatre 74m

Prince Edward Theatre 78m


Telephone: 020 8017 9210


Cuisine: Bars

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