Samarkand (bar) 1

33 Charlotte Street , London, W1T 1RR

  • Samarkand restaurant Bloomsbury London
  • Samarkand London restaurant vodka bar
  • Samarkand London restaurant vodka bar
  • Samarkand bar restaurant Bloomsbury London
  • Samarkand restaurant Bloomsbury London
  • Samarkand bar restaurant Bloomsbury London
  • Samarkand bar restaurant Bloomsbury London

SquareMeal Review of Samarkand (bar)

London’s only ‘Uzbek destination restaurant’ has its own mezzanine bar, where the prime attractions are a dizzying display of fruit- and herbal-flavoured vodkas in cut-glass decanters, and a back bar brimming with premium brands from east and west of the Urals. Decent bar snacks such as smoked aubergine purée, or skewers of yellowfin tuna, are totally upstaged by the memorable Martinis. Served on a silver platter with a spoonful of caviar, a squid-inked Vodkatini built on Beluga Noble vodka kicks off a collection of Russian cocktails that rockets up to stratospheric prices. Try too the cedar-nut enhanced Mamont Siberian vodka – sipped neat from fine porcelain. You’ll also discover fine examples from other vodka-producing lands: D1 London potato vodka; maize-based organic Prairie vodka from Minnesota; and Chase Islay whisky cask aged vodka from Hereford, not least among them. Other bases are available across a range of cocktails, and service is sweet. 

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