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Published on September 8th, 2014 | by Gavin


Basement Sate Cocktail and Dessert Bar, Soho

A new season means brand new cocktail menus are at the ready and new bar openings too!  The newest is Basement Sate hidden on the corner of Broadwick and Wardour Street in Soho and is in the space that formerly housed The Player.

As you’ve probably guessed, it’s an underground venue with an emphasis on unusual drinks in a space that turns from chilled out lounge space, to a party venue as the evening unfolds.  What you probably haven’t guessed is that not only do they specialise in cocktails, but desserts too created by pastry chef Dorian Picard.  An odd combination you might think, but there are not many people I know that enjoy cocktails that don’t enjoy a good cheesecake too.

Expect to find dim lighting, exposed brickwork, and leather chesterfield sofas throughout the 120 capacity venue to give a relaxed feel.  But after dark, the state of the art sound system fires up and the bar proudly boasts a license until 1.30am with international DJs being booked to rock the crowd.

We were given a taster of the new menu and the beetroot and vodka based Beet Me Up is a surprising winner, tasty and surely one of your five a day?  The Eagle in the Tub is also a tasty treat, and could be described as a gin cocktail for those that don’t enjoy gin, as the port and ginger ale give it a sweetness not often found in gin drinks.

Undoubtedly frequent visits would play havoc on the waistline, but recommended for the occasional stop off after dinner drink.

Basement Sate Soho


Basement Sate, 8 Broadwick St, W1F 8HN

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Born and raised in Croydon, South London, Gavin is a lover of cocktails, a passionate foodie, and a self-proclaimed ‘dancing god’. A (relatively) normal guy that decided to start blogging about his experiences around the city he loves.

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