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214 Bermondsey

  • Bermondsey
  • After Work
  • £££

This tiny gin bar is a real find, tucked away underneath Antico restaurant.

Information

Address
214 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3TQ
Contact
+44 (0) 20 7403 6875
Opening Times
Mon CLOSED
Tue-Wed 17.00-23.00
Thu 17.00-00.00
Fri-Sat 17.00-01.30
Sun 16.00-22.30

Reviews

  • Time Out

    Time Out Says…

    So, what can you try here? If it’s gin, it’s in... If you're not sure where to start, there’s an easy entry point for the hesitant – four ‘gin flights’ each offer three distinctive spirits mixed with tonic. In a neat touch, drinkers are encouraged to identify each themselves from the notes before tearing open an envelope. The biggest talking point, however, is perhaps the own-made tonic, which in this dimly lit cellar glows pink like a Bombay sunset. It’s made with imported quinine bark, lightly carbonated; it’s deliberately subtle, to let the flavours of the spirits shine through. And enthusiastic staff have all the gen on gin. So after all this effort, don’t ask for Gordon’s and tonic, ice and a slice. It won’t go down well in any sense.

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  • Evening Standard

    Evening Standard Says…

    If you love gin it’s definitely worth a visit – they have nearly 50 types of Mother’s Ruin and even make their own tonic, which you can really taste (if you don’t believe us, ask to take their ‘Gin Flight’ test). The décor is a bit nondescript and the music a tad clubby, but the barmen know their stuff and the drinks were very good at around £8-10, especially when kept simple.

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  • The Times

    The Times Says…

    This place has nearly 50 types of mother’s ruin and makes its own tonic. A splendid stop for gin lovers!Vintage booze bottles line the exposed brick walls of this Bermondsey basement bar and it has an easy, unhurried vibe that encourages lingering. The barmen are seriously clued-up but down-to-earth with it and will happily sit with you to talk gin to make sure you get a drink you’re going to enjoy. You’ll be swinging on your red leather barstool to 20s music one minute, then swaying to contemporary artists such as Caro Emerald the next - but you might struggle to stand up for a wriggle because it gets pretty rammed.

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