The Blind Pig | Soho Speakeasy
You know what you call a pig with no eyes?
1) A pg.
2) A hidden Soho speakeasy run by the people at Jason Atherton’s critically beloved Social Eating House.
Parked below an unassuming Optician’s sign, you’ll need to locate the pig-shaped door knocker, give it a push, and head up to the top floor. The space has the same slick touches that we’ve all come to expect from an Atherton-run joint, like a beautiful antique mirrored ceiling, a copper-topped bar, and some mismatched-yet-perfectly-coordinated wooden furniture.
The cocktail list is similarly well thought out, hitting the exact sweet-spot between classic and experimental, with drinks including the Queen Bee (pollen-infused gin, mead, honey liqueur and ‘New Forest syrup’); the Rhubarb & Custard (rhubarb wine, martini bitter, sloe gin and custard) and the Pea-T (with peated whisky and sugar snap pea cordial). Almost every one of them can be made without the booze, too.
Being technically attached to the Michelin-starred Social Eating House is no bad thing either, with the kitchen of the downstairs restaurant sending up bar bites like fried chicken with yogurt, miso, mirin, and soy; or a jar of confit duck rillet, with mango and coriander…
You won’t believe your eyes.
NOTE: The Blind Pig is open Monday to Thursday, 3pm-12am, and Friday – Saturday, 1pm-12am. To book a table, you can call 020 7993 3251.
The Blind Pig | 58 Poland St, W1F 7NR
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