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Experimental Cocktail Club

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13A Gerrard Road, London N1 8AY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 after that they also took 10 pounds using the contactless... Of course this wasn't deducted... More 

Thank Laurent D
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 place is dimly lit and can at times get crowded. But this is a cocktail... More 

Thank BenUK77
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cocktails were good, and an interesting selection. However, music too loud, chairs and tables too low so made for an uncomfortable experience. The waitress seemed to get annoyed at me because she misheard me when I said I'd pay at the end. Not sure why she brought me the bill before we'd even had our drinks. £30 for two cocktails.... More 

Thank ct4300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside of the bar looks like a secret venue out of a film. Nestled in the heart of China Town, highly unexpected... The vibe is great with a wide range of cocktails you have never seen before. Price is hefty and it can get a bit hot, but the experience is well worth it. LOVE the hidden element. Makes... More 

Thank Graemeswanepoel2
Munich, Germany
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233 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A speak easy of sorts, friends recommended the ECC to us and we had to find it! Located in the middle of Chinatown you just have to look hard for 13a.....the cocktails won't disappoint you. Although prices aren't cheap you will truly appreciate the bartending and array of classic cocktails including some real vintage treats!

Thank Niobe B
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We came here without a reservation and where shown 2 tables: 1 that was a tiny table in the corner at the top of the stairs and another tiny one, which we took. We ordered 2 cocktails - an old fashioned and a mojito. Both were not great. The mojito tasted like it was full of soda water and the... More 

Thank Alexanderreed
Gothenburg, Sweden
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Had to high expectations as we had heard a lot about this place before coming. It was an ok but rather ordinary bar in 2 floors with yummi bubbles but rather small and pricy drinks.

Thank Alexandra S
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by 3 times this week with overseas friends but each time doorman says no reservation no entry despite the website clearly stating reservation not necessary as half is kept for walk in customers. Our visits weren't late but not long after opening. Door staff attitude sucks and too busy on their phones. I've been many times before but I... More 

Thank MiJaAn
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Went last night in a group of 3 friends, we had the intentions of staying all evening for cocktails however only stayed for one as the service was appalling. The cocktails are not bad but the service is a joke. We were the only guest sitting upstairs - the vibe was non-existing, felt like sitting in grandmothers living room from... More 

Thank kimmy_134
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I've come a few times with friends and really enjoyed the cocktails. The bartenders were really good at suggesting cocktails based on what we said we liked/ disliked without making us try something that we always tend to go for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13A Gerrard Road, London N1 8AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Soho

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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