Written byDavid Paw
Knock on the pig’s head below the sign for the opticians, and you’ll enter a wormhole into a Xanadu of fire breathers, naked carnival dancers, and talking animals straight out of the worst acid trip ever. Just kidding, you’ll just find a cocktail bar, but it’s one of the cosiest, slickest ones in Soho. Blind Pig is part of posh restaurant Social Eating House, but it’s a destination in itself - upmarket, smart decor that’ll have you sidling up to strangers at the bar like Don Draper (even if you’re just ordering a shandy) and service that’ll make you wonder why you ever queued for a couple of warm pints at some sh*thole on Brewer Street. Hit it for a cocktail with a few friends, and don’t count on turning up unannounced at the weekend - book ahead.