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Purl

50-54 Blandford St, London, Greater London W1U 7HZ, United Kingdom
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    Chrysanthos Chrysanthou
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    4 Sep 23, 2013

    Speakeasy madness in London continues. Another cool joint, pretty central and yet in a quiet place...good getaway

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    BarChick
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    5 Oct 22, 2012

    Not the easiest bar to find, but that’s the point. Look out for some black railings, and a doorman (Derek - a dude - he’s great company when you’re having a smoke, and was even providing marriage counseling to some distressed jilted bloke when we were there).

    Purl is run by Bryan and Matt, the Willy Wonkas of the cocktail world, so grab yourself the menu slash faux aged parchment bookmark, you’ll find all sorts of funky sh*t. Order Mister Hyde's Fixer-Upper with dry ice, so you’ll feel like you are sitting on the set of Kate Bush music video as you drink it – awesome.

    There are plenty of nooks and crannies to hide away, and you’ll feel like you’re in some downtown New York Prohibition bar. If you’re into jazz then this is your perfect place for a Sunday session, when the piano becomes the centre of attention. Book early to avoid disappointment, this place is London’s hottest ticket right now, and you don’t want to miss out on the action.

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    Celeny Da Silva
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Hidden away in a dark cave in the heart of Marylebone is Purl featuring probably the most creative cocktails in town. The service is somewhat unfriendly and space limited.

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    Vivienne Huang
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Off the beaten track, hidden amongst Marylebone's elegant and conservative Queen Anne architecture, home to high-end fashion headquarters and discreet private offices. A sign with a 1920s typeface in black and white spells out PURL, just a hint of the Prohibition feel to come. Comfy sofas, cute little cubby holes to hold saucy secret chats add to the feeling that you've just stumbled across something worth keeping to yourself. Nice little dishes of brown bread cucumber sandwiches, cocktails which are edgy and retro, served with panache by the ever-so sweet barman (he called us girls!) For intimate nights, relaxed and quirky. Need to make a reservation for larger groups, or for the more private areas, otherwise prop yourself up at the bar.

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    Kelly Lees
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    In the basement of a Victorian townhouse this bar is trying to emulate a NY Speakeasy and transports you to a different era. So the setting is great. There is no food. The service was ok. Reservations suggested.

    The list of cocktails is divided between molecular mixology and classic cocktails. The former sound good and look cool but taste horrible. On the classic side they have a gin and Tonic made with dry ice which not only creates this theatrical effect of smoke pouring over the edges but also adds more carbonation and guarantees it's super cold. Among the former, an Absinthe Sazerac, served in a silver egg cup, blends cognac, sugar and bitters with absinthe bubbled on top.

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    Monique Vanni
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I really like this little underground, speakeasy of a cocktail bar. The focus here is on "molecular mixonomy", with inventive cocktails, emulsions, infusions. Bubbly with mango caviar, drinks like chemistry sets. Fun.

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    Roberta Bazzo
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    5 Oct 16, 2013

    Unusual and scenografic cocktails in a really cozy atmosphere.
    Reservation strongly recommended...

    Recommended for:Nightlife LoversTrendsters
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    Jessica Busiashvili
    4 Feb 09, 2012
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    iclwong
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    4 Jun 08, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
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241 people visited Purl