Just happened to be in Chinatown looking for a drink when we remembered that there was a speakeasy nearby. I didn’t know what a speakeasy was until just last week, way to forget all the cool things from history class.
The single-door entrance looked completely nondescript between a shop dedicated to imported Asian snacks, and a row of restaurants. However, the two men at the door were more than welcoming when we asked if we had found the right place.
I must say I didn’t mind the Chinese-themed decor. In a lot of restaurants and bars it can be super tacky because they throw all the stereotypical things together, but this place was just subtle enough to feel respectful.
While the cocktails seemed alright at £12 each, it wasn’t a pleasant to find that our simple gin and tonics ended up being £14 each. All I can assume is that we were drinking doubles… but who knows?