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Pennethorne's Bar

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Pennethorne's Bar can be found in the spectacular New Wing of Somerset House in London. Located at the end of Waterloo Bridge on Lancaster Place between The Strand and Embankment. Ideal for post-work drinks in a relaxed setting, a catch up with friends over a coffee or pre-theatre dining with a wide selection of food and drink.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Italian, French, Bar, European, British, Pub
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Really disappointed with our visit. One particular staff member was totally uninterested in serving - so much so it was like being served by a robot. No atmosphere, no personality, no human touch to the place. Ordered a Hendricks that was given with no garnish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jo e
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We were meeting up with a friend and chose Pennethorne's because of its location within Somerset House where we visited some of the exhibitions beforehand and watched the families running in and out of the fountains in the large courtyard. We hadn't booked and were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

It's amazing how many "meetings" take place in coffee bars around the world. Personally I always look to support the independents whichbis one of then reasons I had a meeting here. The service was good, the decor stylish and the atmosphere conducive to having a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Have walked past here many times and always thought that at night it looked really inviting. We were in search of a place for a quiet drink which at 7.30PM on a Saturday night is hard to find. We visited here and were the only...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank grwpl
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We stopped at Pennethorne's Bar for lunch and were disappointed at every level. We arrived and sat down at a table; the restaurant was not busy. We were quickly given menus and that was the highpoint of our lunch experience. After about 20 minutes I...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Irish_Harry
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We visited for afternoon tea with a cocktail ( good deal on Groupon ). The setting is lovely quite dramatic and a little dark but we liked it. Waitress was very friendly and efficient. Afternoon tea was OK but little basic, we had open sandwiches...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sue S
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I visited on a Friday lunch time with a friend, having previously come here for cocktails one evening before eating at Spring. If I am honest, I was more excited about retuning for 'The Architect' cocktail than trying the food. Nonetheless, the Beetroot Niçoise salad...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Alice_Livewell
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I don’t know what had had more thought put into it, the decor or the guests. Both incredibly stylish if a little contrived. Certainly not a place to go if you haven’t got lemon tipped hair or a remarkable moustache. It serves drinks with a...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 60alexandra
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Pennethorne's Bar is a quiet oasis in Somerset House. The rooms still had original features. We ordered a snack lunch which was quite delicious but my friend thought it pricey. Herbal tea was good (no tea bags). Service wasn't memorable. It's been a month since...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Tarah2325
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you need to get away from the noise and crowds of the Strand or are visiting Somerset House, this is the perfect place for a quick and simple lunch.

Date of visit: September 2017
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