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Experimental Cocktail Club

) #15,041 of 18,119 Restaurants in London
13A Gerrard Road, London N1 8AY, England
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  • Poor11%
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13A Gerrard Road, London N1 8AY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I just love this place, located very central in china town it offers a small and comfortable interior on different floors. Cocktails are top, also the service knows literally everything about them. Can't wait to get back, if you're into experimental cocktails you have to...More

Thank thehappyhappy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in in May on the recommendation of our concierge. The drinks were tasty, but overpriced. It seems to be trying too hard, and to capture a tourist clientele. Admittedly we got there "early" but was expecting something more, and something more exciting.

Thank Aaron T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only cool thing about this speakeasy is that it's actually hidden in Chinatown. Otherwise nothing impressed us. The service was mediocre and drinks were ok but nothing great. For cocktail bars in London I suggest trying Nightjar, Mr. Fogg's Gin Parlour, The Punch Room,...More

Thank Devi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the team here for a few drinks before dinner in Chinatown, which this place is smack in the middle of. Nice that you have to book so can reserve a seating area. Some great cocktails and good service. They even turned the music down...More

Thank 31415pi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

a well hidden cocktail bar gem in Soho almost missed the place when passing by, the door not really welcoming, but after you get sitted it is amazing: the romatinc a bit alchemic ambiance here, the deco and blacked out windows, the people here and...More

Thank wiazanna
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where to begin? This place is barely a bar, it's obviously a converted house and it's tiny. Myself and some friends went on Friday night and we couldn't move. God knows why it's so packed because you'll need to remortgage your house to buy a...More

1  Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

First, you will have to search to find this place. There are no markings or signs telling you if your close or where the bar actually is. You simply have the address. You will eventually realize that 13A must be the unmarked door between 12...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We didn't have much time in London but we went there after reading great reviews of this place is. There was an entry fee of 5 pound per person which seemed rather like a bad start. It was crowded and super busy and despite stretching...More

Thank xxKarolina_xx
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I came to ECC last Saturday, it was kind of busy, and the cocktails were ok. What was really unacceptable is that they asked me to open a tab. At the end of my drink, I pay my credit card. I discover a few days...More

Thank Laurent D
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A cool place hidden behind a discreet door in China town, you walk into ECC up a flight of stairs. Which I took my sister and husband too in Apr recently. Like other reviews the cocktails are expensive (£12-15), however they are very good. The...More

Thank BenUK77
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Is there a dress code ?
20 January 2017|
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Response from boombangabang | Reviewed this property |
Bouncers' prerogative unfortunately. The people in front of us were very casually dressed (leisurewear) and got turned away with an excuse. We were a bit smarter and got in.
The obnoxious, rude, nasty doorman is still working here.. Why?? (see numerous negative reviews)
25 July 2015|
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Response from Titillator | Reviewed this property |
It amazes me how any establishment ignores the complaints of clients against their staff.. and mostly it's about one solitary employee.. this tells you how poor the management is at ECC!!
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
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  • Address: 13A Gerrard Road, London N1 8AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
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