The Blind Pig 22

58 Poland Street , London, W1F 7NR

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SquareMeal Review of The Blind Pig

Compared to the original 'blind pigs' – riotous mob-run Prohibition-era rackets that flogged illegal moonshine to parched punters – the destination lounge bar upstairs at Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred Social Eating House is hardly a den of iniquity. In fact, despite its tattooed barkeeps, this stab at a 1920s Yankee speakeasy feels positively restrained – a set for a Gatsby-style fashion shoot for Esquire or GQ perhaps? Refined rinses such as Vitamin C Vesper, Scarlet Martinez or Mexicillin (a smoky, peppy Tequila and mezcal slug) are generally more Boston gentry than Chicago hoodlum. And the only speakeasy that a Kindergarten Cup belongs in is Fat Sam's Grand Slam, as seen in 1970s kiddies’ gangster flick, Bugsy Malone. By contrast, chef-patron Paul Hood’s bar bites and jars are very much for grown-ups – think confit duck rillettes with mango, chorizo dogs, fried chicken with ponzu, and suchlike. 


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The Blind Pig is recommended for

Buzzy | Cool | Dark And Moody | Fun | Dates | Special Occasions Over 40S

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Oxford Circus Tube Station 357m

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station 373m

Address

Address: 58 Poland Street , London W1F 7NR

Area: Soho

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-12M

Nearby Landmarks

Oxford Street Youth Hostel 32m

Ganton Street 122m

Details

Telephone: 020 7993 3251

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Cuisine: Bars

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