Some bars that we like
Gordons Wine Bar,
47 Villiers Street,
Gordons wine bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London (which probably makes it one of the oldest in the world!) and has been established in its present form since 1890. The bar is loved by old and young alike due to the totally unique atmosphere in which time seems to have stood still. As you enter the bar you find yourself in a room with old wooden walls covered in historical newspaper cuttings and memorabilia faded with age. Make your way to the cellar and you need to stoop to get to your rickety candlelit table – anonymity is guaranteed! If the sun is out you can also sit outside in Watergate walk and enjoy watching the world go by.
The Cut Bar and Restaurant, Young Vic
66 The Cut,
Waterloo SE1 8LZ,
The Cut Bar is London's most popular theatre bar and restaurant. Set within the Young Vic its minutes from the Southbank, Tate Modern, Old Vic Theatre, Southwark and Waterloo Stations. Over two floors the stylish, buzzy bar and open-air terrace host an eclectic crowd of theatregoers, artists, suits and locals.
An inspired mix of classic and original play-themed dishes create an exciting menu of fresh, free-range and organic ingredients. The Bar is open from 9 am till late.
De Hems Dutch Bar
11 Macclesfield Street,
De Hems Dutch Cafe Bar is one of the landmark pubs in Soho. You'll find us within walking distance of Shaftesbury Avenue, Leicester Square Tube and Chinatown, and we're well worth the stroll. We are a traditional pub that's built its reputation on serving a fantastic range of the finest real ales. Enjoy your pint in time honoured tradition at the bar, or better still complement it with a bite from our pub food menu.
All Bar One Henrietta Street
19 Henrietta Street,
All Bar One Henrietta Street is one of the best bars and restaurants near Long Acre, Covent Garden and St Martins Lane serving great food, varied wines, draught and bottled beers and spirits.
Roxy Bar and Screen
128-132 Borough High Street,
A unique bar/restaurant /cinema with regular cheaper & free screenings of recent feature films, shorts and independent film & video. Also available for private hire.
29 Maiden Lane,
Jewel Covent Garden has fast become one of the areas most popular destination venues, hidden away in the cobbled back streets of old Covent Garden, located just behind the Piazza.. once you’ve discovered its location you’ll wonder if you’ll be able to keep the secret to yourself.
Whether socializing with colleagues after work, heading out on a date, or partying the night away with friends, like its sister bar, Jewel provides the perfect setting.
The Toucan Guinness Bar,
94 Wimpole Street,
The bar dedicated to selling the best pint of Guinness possible. also has a large selection of Irish whiskeys
Old Truman Brewery,
91 - 95 Brick Lane,
Vibe Bar opened in 1995 and proves the original is still the best! With the huge courtyard, large bar, dance floor, gallery and live venue upstairs, this place has appeal beyond its capacity.
259 Upper Street
Welcome to the Buffalo Bar: An independently run bar and venue with full entertainment licence. In the heart of Islington, right outside Highbury & Islington tube. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, superb PA system and a great place to spend the evening.
120-124 Curtain Road,
Richard Boote opened Strongroom as a single studio in Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London in 1984. At the time, it was one of very few active businesses on or around Curtain Road - two notable others being Franco's cafe and the Barley Mow pub. Both were heavily patronised by Strongroom clientele in those early days and, like Strongroom, continue to thrive today.
The studio occupied part of a former furniture warehouse, built around a courtyard accessed through an arch off the main road. At the time other occupants of the premises included a builder's merchants and a printers. Richard moved into 120 Curtain Road and immediately brought in other small independent businesses to share the space with, including Malcolm Garrett's influential Assorted iMaGes design agency, laying the foundations of a creative community whose spirit remains central to Strongroom.
Ebury Wine Bar & Restaurant,
139 Ebury Street,
One of the most successful and popular wine bar/restaurants in London, the Ebury Wine Bar & Restaurant has been open for 50 years and enjoys a large following at home and world-wide.
The reason for this success: lots of atmosphere with a witty and sustained ‘trompe l'oeil’ décor and starred cuisine.
The cooking – a blend of traditional and innovative dishes – has won huge acclaim among gourmets and the 'gastro media'. There are bar snacks for the light eaters and, as might be expected from a well established wine bar/restaurant, an adventurous and exciting wine list.
Soho Clubs and Bars
23-25 Old Compton Street,
Soho Clubs & Bars operate a number of unique high profile venues in Soho & the West End - Jewel, LVPO, Cheers London, Bar Soho, Soho Revue Bar, Shadow Lounge, Village, Sirocco & Candy Bar. Est. 2004.
30 Old Brompton Road,
London SW7 3DL,
"People need to come here with an open mind if they want to enjoy themselves" "Janet's bar is overpriced, too small, serving tasteless cocktails" "What a great night out! Janets Bar picks a welcoming staff" "Janet's Bar is expensive, with rude bar maids"
Portal Restaurant and Bar
88 St. John Street,
Portal is a modern Portuguese restaurant and wine bar that combines the buzzy conviviality of Iberian dining with bold interior design, a specialist wine list and sophisticated cooking. Reflecting the passion of veteran restaurateur and owner, Antonio Correia, Portal is a Modern Portuguese cuisine with a tranquil dining environment and unobtrusive service that are the hallmarks of this Clerkenwell restaurant.
The bar at Portal is an intimate and stylish meeting point ideal for enjoying an aperitif of a chilled extra dry white port or sampling the extensive wine list. The bar also provides a relaxed eating area for those preferring a light meal or snack, offering Petiscos – Portal's lengthy assortment of Latin Tapas.
Spilling back into a glorious glasshouse, the airy dining area lends an al-fresco feel that is spectacular both day and night. At the heart of the restaurant is the bustling open-plan kitchen, where classics such as traditional Braised bisaro with fine sweet potato chips and pea mash with Madeira sauce are created. Moreover, our vegan and vegetarian options ensure there is something for everyone.
Latin Square Havana Cocktail Bar & Restaurant & Club Havana
43-45 Farringdon Road,
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