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Purl London

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50-54 Blandford Street, London W1U 7HX, England
+44 20 7935 0835
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17:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tiny place, in the heart of super-hip Marylebone, manages to trump the (many excellent) neighbourhood cocktail joints by offering a truly experience. With bar and restaurant chains dominating the West End, as the government freezes out small businesses with the ludicrous new business rates, an establicjment offering an truly original, personal experience is absolute gold dust. Purl is based... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to agree with the majority of the reviews on here - the cocktails are fun, novelty, and interesting, and the menu and concept is fun. Decor is lovely, there are lots of nice booths and corner tables. However, we visited Purl on a Friday night and it was absolutely dead- only about four people in there aside from... More 

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Thank RachEliza
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cocktail fans will like this place, tasty concoctions with a bit of theatrics. Only minus is that the cocktail menu is a bit short. The place is a cozy speakeasy suitable for dates as well as groups of friends.

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Thank 1_Frog
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked a couple of hours for pre-Dinner drinks, staff were welcoming and service good. The cocktails are served with a quirky theme, dry ice, smoke and exploding balloons which was different and added to the experience. However more style than substance and one or two of the drinks we had were a little watery and lacked... More 

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Thank Richjb987
London
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place does nice cocktails and has a good atmosphere. We live in Marylebone and have been meaning to pop by for some time. Unfortunately as some of the other reviews have mentioned we felt so rushed. We had only booked an hour slot knowing that we were only there for a couple of drinks before our dinner reservation nearby.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dark and atmospheric warren of a cellar bar tucked underneath a sandwich shop in Blandford St, Marylebone. It’s busy, even on weekday evenings, but we were able to squeeze in without a reservation. The whole bar has something of a speakeasy theme. We were shown to a chandeliered alcove under a brick arch. It smelt a little dank, leather bench... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The doorman was nice enough to get us seats at the bar - a little loud as you are on top of the bartenders but impressive to watch them work. Its very dark and atmospheric way to start the evening (not an issue in winter). Not cheap but the cocktails are unique, beautifully presented and taste great. Not bad before... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Beautiful hidden place in Marylebone, antique classic place with piano play. Very creative cocktails, each designed differently and tastes really nice. Good for a chill evening with your friends or for a special date.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Disappointing cocktail bar with poor service and a poor atmosphere. They claim to have an extensive cocktail and drink list but can't even muster up a Bloody Mary or White Russian! There are certainly better places in London

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Love Purl, tucked away in Marylebone, it's like an underground apartment, dark lighting though, needed my phone light to read the menu. staff are attentive and very friendly. there is loads of space so you don't feel crowded like every other bar. i would say you should definitely book a spot before you go as everyone has to be seated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-54 Blandford Street, London W1U 7HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
  • Neighbourhood: Marylebone
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7935 0835
Description
On Blandford Street in London, Purl is a trendy and opulent bar offering great cocktails in a Georgian basement space. There is live jazz piano music every Monday night at Purl London.Cosy and eclectic, the interior features exposed brickwork, vintage-style leather sofas and cosy cellar cove booths with glamorous chandeliers. Full of character, Purl London has low ceilings, soft lighting and unique design.With creative, inventive flavours, the sumptuous cocktails include their signature cocktail 'Mr Hydes' containing a blend of Ronzacapa Rhum, home made cola syrup and chocolate bitters. There is a piano room and intimate seating, creating a warm and inviting ambience.In Marylebone, Purl London specialises in innovative cocktails served in sumptuous surroundings. Bond Street and Baker Street Tube Stations are within easy reach.Reservations recommended through the website. Venue hire available.

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Marylebone
Marylebone offers what so many London neighbourhoods cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience. Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it from Soho and Mayfair, exclusive Regent Street marks its border with Fitzrovia, and cosmopolitan Edgware Road serves as its western edge. Within this enviably situated quarter are an array of outstanding restaurants (from Michelin darlings to down and dirty cheeseburgers), an impressive assortment of independently owned shops, and some of the city's quietest and most pleasant nooks, crannies and cobbled lanes.
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