Kamique Bar has now closed.

Kamique is the latest bar to spring up in the lost ground between Covent Garden and Leicester Square, moving quickly into St Martin’s Lane. Opening amid great secrecy, it only took 24 hours to re-model the venue, impressive work. So I headed down to see the transformation in all its glory.

The Venue

The bar is decked out in dark woods, modern art and an abundance of mirrored surfaces providing a spacious feel wherever you look – not a spot to have a bad hair day! Tucked away at the rear of the bar is a separate dining area, called the red room. When you see it, you’ll know why… it’s very, very red!

Patrons are greeted at the door by a very friendly host, and receive table service throughout the night. The staff were fantastic and all very knowledgeable on the drinks and food available, particularly for a bar that had opened very recently.

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With ample seating and a cosy vibe, Kamique is a London bar worth visiting.

The Atmosphere and Clientele

Due to the prime location the bar will always have a high footfall of customers through the door. It is very popular in the post work hours due to some fantastic happy hour offers and a fun buzzy atmosphere. At weekends you will find this bar full of tourists and visitors looking for a bit of a break from the busy streets of Covent Garden.

Kamique is also ideally situated for a few pre-theatre drinks, an after work catch up with friends or a couple of bottles of wine between colleagues. It has some of the comfiest leather sofas you’ll find for miles around and lots of little tucked away spaces that can give you a cubby hole of intimacy in an otherwise bustling area of town.

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A great haven away from the hustle and bustle of town, this Covent Garden bar is a winner.

The Drinks

Kamique has one of the most eclectic ‘Mojito’ lists I’ve seen in a West End bar that doesn’t class itself as a ‘cocktail club’, with 12 different options available. I tried the Spiced Rum Mojito and the Summer Fruits Mojito which were both solid twists on a classic, with the earlier served in a rather nice jam jar, very trendy. They also serve a good, if limited, selection of wines, which for me is a sign of a good London bar.

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With deep red tones, Kamique is a stylish cocktail bar.

Summary

I think Kamique is a good addition to this area of London. It does have a slight feel of an upmarket chain venue but for me it’s a reliable bar in a tourist haven for a drink and a catch up with friends. Standing head and shoulders above some of its neighbourly local drinking spots.