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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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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for somewhere for a pre-dinner drink and came across this place on google maps. Looked really interesting and I ignored the negative reviews and gave it a try. What a find. I loved it. Great drinks and great music (jazz) in a fab location. Waiting staff were all really friendly and helpful added to a great environment... More 

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1 Thank HuggieSRL
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I met 2 friends here, one I hadn't seen for over 20 years. I had booked a table for 2 hours. It's a great venue, quirky design, excellent selection of drinks, and it is easy to talk in there. All the staff were helpful and friendly with the exception of the manager on duty. I am sorry I didn't get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Discovered by chance , top enthusiastic service by very friendly bar and service staff who look like they enjoy working there . Would say the drinks are expensive but it's all about the show and the alchemy and so two people two cocktails each plus olives and a service charge £60 . Take a bar seat and watch the bar... More 

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1 Thank pantanki
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This place was made for intimate or private occasions. Beautifully decorated with ambient lighting (although a bit dark in places). There's no standing allowed so you'll always have your own table (of sorts) and booking is advisable because once all the tables are gone there's no entry. Great home made cocktail list, I didn't recognise any of them but the... More 

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1 Thank Bwats
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We visited in October. It wasn't what I had expected and definitely isn't one of the best speakeasies in London. Firstly I was shocked that they would charge so much for such tiny drinks. One of my drinks must have been less than 50ml and lasted me about 5 mins, yet it cost £12. Not very good. The drinks are... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Purl was fun to visit. It was more of a dark bar with small areas to sit. The serves and bartenders were friendly and efficient. The cream cheese filled peppers are outstanding. The cocktails were different but I should have stayed with more traditional ones. I am glad I tried Purl but would not go out of my way to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We came here for a friends birthday on Sat 8th Oct. We were greeted by the friendly bouncer who found us on his booking form and sent us down into Purl. We were made welcom by a smart guy in a bowler hat and braces, the place was very cool...he showed us to our table and explained our server would... More 

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2 Thank Dannie M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have never been so shocked in my life!! As much as I have heard that the drinks there are superb, I must say that I wasn't even allowed to stay long enough to even try one!! Yesterday was my friend's 19th birthday and I (being a bartender) wanted to take him to a place where, as far as I... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a great little bar. Nice décor and understated Good cocktails and service was quick and efficient. Guessing later in the evening you would need a reservation. Will certainly return.

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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