Spritz Bar at Ape & Bird

142 Shaftesbury Avenue , London, WC2H 8HJ

SquareMeal Review of Spritz Bar at Ape & Bird

Lately, Londoners have gone ape for Aperol Spritz, one of the classic drinks traditionally taken by Italians during aperitivo hour – a civilised post-work phenomenon that is gaining traction here, as numerous watering holes start to spread the joy. Russell Norman’s reimagining of the old Marquis of Granby (a landmark Victorian boozer) has recently joined the party, offering a full range of appetising tipples to go with bar nibbles from £3 a pop. The drinks list promises a familiar line-up of well-tried sips – Americanos, Negronis, Bellinis, currently trendy Cynar gin fizz and more besides – while solid sustenance comes in the form of various ciccheti snacks ranging from crab arancini to smoked salmon, dill and horseradish crostini. Like the louche, Dickensian Dive Bar below, the cut-price interior is true to Russell Norman’s distressed lo-fi ethos.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Leicester Square Tube Station 255m

Covent Garden Tube Station 259m


Address: 142 Shaftesbury Avenue , London WC2H 8HJ

Area: Covent Garden

Nearby Landmarks

Shaftesbury Avenue 32m

New Ambassadors Theatre 48m


Telephone: 020 7836 3119


Cuisine: Bars

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