SOMA Bar London

SOMA bar London

SOMA, a new bar in Soho London, is a Vedic Sanskrit word that means to ‘distil and extract’ – an invitation to explore the purity of flavour within our re-imagined classics. SOMA is a modern and minimalistic take on the basement speakeasy. The drinks menu is inspired by India and elsewhere.

Rik Campbell and Will Bowlby, are the owners and creative minds behind the new London bar, both Rik and Will own the restaurant next door, Kricket. – is a stylishly convivial trio of restaurants serving creative Indian small plates with British ingredients.

SOMA will amaze you when you walk in the gigantic 9 meter steel bar with a separate lounge bar off to the side. While going down the stairs, receive and unexpected hint of an incense scented stairway that leads into the bar. The walls are covered in inky black curtains that hide private booths while the bar with its scrubbed stainless-steel top takes centre stage. 

Be prepared for informed recommendations and detailed explanations that make your experience feel great, with drinks designed to be riffs on classics.

On the menu, the owners have decided to stick with the tried & tested Kricket philosophy of fusing East with West – the Margarita has chaat masala in it; the Old Fashioned’s made with jaggery and coconut; while the martini includes some lightly pickled mooli and fennel oil; while – in true speakeasy fashion – the food’s restricted to nibbles (like a stack of Indian crackers made from leftover restaurant rice, with a little yoghurt to dip in).

Other drinks on the menu include a banana daiquiri, made with discarded banana rum, acidified banana skin, Indian spices and cocoa and an almond highball, made with almond soda, Michter’s whiskey, avallen calvados, plum umeshu and amchoor bitters.

SOMA is definitely here to impress and we highly recommend this spot for a fancy date night out, ready to impress.

SOMA Bar London Dress Code & Address

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Area: Soho

Address: 14 Denman St, Soho, W1D 7HJ


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