Soho Residence offers 'opulent gin parlour, a botanical feel and grown-up fun & late night partying

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    God it sounds awful.

     
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  2. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Kinda sounds like a place where you strike poses in very expensive clothes with a very expensive drink in your hand, trying hard not to wish you were at home watching telly in your pants with a can of Special Brew.
     
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  3. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    I rather fancy going. It sounds fun.
     
  4. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    You're welcome round but you can bring your own fucking Special Brew.
     
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  5. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Do you have shares?
     
  6. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    What sounds awful about it? I’d kinda love Leeds to have somewhere with hanging plants and red velvet where you could drink gin. Theoretically, if I drank.
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just IMAGINE the kind of people who will be at this place.
     
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  8. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    I'd love something like it here. Somewhere to sit with friends, drink or not, just a chilled late night place. The bars here are close, but tend to be very noisy.
     
  9. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Glitterati, I believe.

    I think the Leader of their Gang is still in the far East, isn’t he?
     
  10. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Would you rather they turn up where YOU drink?

    You diss these places constantly without realising the valuable service they provide you. Which is... condensing the assholes far away from you.
     
  11. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    This sounds a bit like they gave an AI program details of the city's 100 trendiest bars and asked it to come up with its own.
     
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What the hell is an "uncompromisingly restored space" anyway? What does that mean?
     
  13. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    In a Grand Designs language it means shall we buy the really nice taps we wanted? or get the perfectly good but cheaper ones?
    Give me really nice taps or give me death!!!!
     
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  14. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Every so often you really hit the nail on the head :thumbs:
     
  15. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

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  16. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    I quite like hanging out in opulent surroundings with nice taps in the bogs tbh. The rich can fuck off if they think they get all the nice things.
     
  17. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    These places aren't always that expensive if you stick to regular drinks either. I had a couple of beers sitting outside the Dean Street Townhouse the other day - nice spot to people watch and a pint of Heineken was a fiver - not really more than you'd pay anywhere else in Soho. Similar sort of deal in the Hospital Club in Covent Garden. Not places I tend to make a habit of hanging out in but it's not all diamond encrusted champagne.

    Reclaim the swanky bars!
     
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  18. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Not sure if it helps my credentials but dinner was a £1.99 big mac and fries from McDonalds where the toilets didn't have nice taps and were an absolute mess and I was accosted by a man who was either smoking crack or had a crack flavoured vape which was a bit unsettling as I was on my own in there with him, still he ended up being a nice enough bloke even when I told him I had no change and we had a pleasant and brief chat.

    But still, dinner and a swanky beer in Covent Garden for under £7 - that is getting on to Wetherspoons prices.
     
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  19. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    Cocktail bar, how original. Cocktails are for cunts anyway.
     
  20. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

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    They already have reviews on their website, before they've opened. :hmm:
     
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  21. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Only four? I think your count is low.
     
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm pretty sure you won't be getting a pint of Heineken or anything else at this place for a fiver -and that's already an almighty rip off price anyway.
     
  23. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Don't drink but have admired the building and will go in to check out their resto.
     
  24. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    I like some cocktails. There's no hope for me, is there?
     
  25. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    This is the place that was formerly the O Bar? Next to Village? I've ended up in there when it was one of the few places still open at 2am on a weeknight that isn't a shit club. The whole area is full of pretentious places though. It's entirely un-noteworthy in Soho these days.

    This trendy obsession with Gin though. 'Gin Parlours' - WTF is that all about? Who even likes Gin this much?

    Load of bollocks.
     
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  26. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    Worse than Trump. :(
     
  27. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    I'm surprised the gin wave hasn't broken yet, but it seems to be still growing in popularity year on year: I don't think you can even call it trendy anymore, it's mainstream. My local spar - hardly a litmus test of trendiness - now has a large selection of premium gins - probably more than the rest of the spirits they sell put together.
     
  28. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    gins never really gone out of fashion has it, just waxes and wanes. Its deffo lost its 'old lady drink' tag it had a decade ago tho.
     
  29. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Fancy gins seem like kind of a gateway drug - if I drink a bottle, am I going to find myself buying spats and moustache wax and drinking at somewhere called Godfrey Muttonchop's House of Peculiarities?
     
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  30. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    You're years out of date - as I said, fancy gin is mainstream now. My mate does an annual gin festival, and the attendees are far from hipster - just people who like getting pissed for the most part.
     

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