With a concept that’s the epitome of 1920s prohibition, blended with the eclectic and vibrant mood of Spanish cuisine, The Speakeasy is without a doubt London’s most eagerly anticipated new cocktail bar and tapas restaurant. Tucked away, secretly and seductively on Dalston Lane in Dalston, this Spanish haven’s menu is brimming with exciting small plates, brunch dishes, specialty mains and decadent desserts. The cocktail menu, on the other hand, has all the favourite tipples you’d expect, including a particularly enticing rosemary & gin cocktail that’s sure to get your tastebuds talking. The only way to The Speakeasy though, is with a reservation with those in the know. So what are you waiting for?
Muted lighting, exposed brick and low ceilings and a (soon to be) not so secret bar, The Speakeasy is a throwback to the days of decadence and revelry… with a slight Spanish influence thrown in for good measure. The Speakeasy is long awaited for London locals keen for a new, and perhaps little dangerous, venue to kick up their heels. Not only offering a spot for late night thrill seekers, this Dalston tapas bar also offers a brunch menu with the likes of Andalusian Flamenco Eggs of eggs with red peppers, tomatoes, whistles, garlic and beef chorizo alongside the main, Speakeasy, which is reminiscent of a full English with patatas bravas.
If you’re one of those folks who comes alive after dark, keep your eyes peeled at The Speakeasy for Spanish tapas favourites like gambas of pan-cooked prawns; chicken croquettes; stuffed portobello mushrooms and the tasty meatballs with cheese (trust us). If you’re after something more substantial, try out the Milanese chicken with rajas poblanas with peppers, mushrooms, cream and patatas bravas or go for the vegan ratatouille packed with vegetables and cooked in a rich Italian-style tomato sauce. As for cocktails? Well, this London joint knows how to mix a tipple that’s for sure. They also are home to several beers and a carefully curated wine list so no matter your drink of choice, well, let’s just say this Dalston Lane spot will satiate you just perfectly.
Quite a tasty brunch. Beautiful decor, great value with fantastic service.The bar is also very well stocked and they have great cocktails.Looking forward to my next visit already.
Last minute booking on a Saturday night. Lovely cocktails and a good price. The food let it down a little but a good time was had by all!
Very nice service and cozy atmosphere. Definitely a place where to go back.