Ask For Janice

  • Farrington
  • After Work
  • £££

Stripped-back, laid-back, good time bar in the heart of Smithfield with a heavy focus on gin. Good.


50-52 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ
+44 (0) 20 7600 2255
Opening Times
Mon-Fri 07.30-00.00
Sat 10.30-00.30
Insider Information
Try the bottomless brunch on Saturday's.


  • Square Meal

    Square Meal Says…

    Gin is the craic here, with more than 50 brands (and counting) in cocktails or in your ‘perfect serve’ G&T which, according to Janice, could well be Opihr with Fevertree tonic water, cardamom and orange. There’s also an extensive range of craft beers ranging from Hackney Hopster to Fuller’s Wild River (also available in taster flights), while 18 accessibly priced wines promise the likes of Portuguese vinho verde and Argentinian Malbec.

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  • Evening Standard

    Evening Standard Says…

    Sip on a gin as you peruse the eclectic mix of artwork in this restaurant with a hidden basement...Small plates such as wild garlic and monk's beard are perfect for sharing. Whatever you eat be sure to try at least one of their 45 different gins on offer.

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  • Barchick

    Barchick Says…

    Head down during the day for a back bar boasting 46 different gins and parent-pleasing dishes...By night the basement bar beckons. Bricks and artwork by Kid Acne disguise the hidden door and the industrial-chic room has hardly been polished at all.
    Beer boffs will love that in addition to 7 draughts on tap there are over 50 bottles to choose from too, we smell a beer flight coming on.

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