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US$14 - US$27
Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired the middle floor of Ran Bar for a friend's 30th birthday party and I would recommend to others in a heartbeat! Sarah, Alex and the team couldn't do enough for us and the food was perfect. Thanks!

Date of visit: July 2021
Alex K, General Manager at Rain Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi mcha123 I'm pleased to hear that you and your guests had a great night and we were able to make it as stress free as possible. We look forward to possibly hosting another event for you in future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my hubby’s surprise 50th here, everything about this place is excellent, the staff, the food, the room were all exceptional, nothing at all was too much trouble, we had the room upstairs overlooking the water of which I would highly recommend, will definitely...be booking this bar for any future party’s , thanks so much To all at the rain bar 👌🏻👌🏻More

Date of visit: August 2021
Alex K, General Manager at Rain Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Janicec780 Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you and your guests had a fabulous day and we will pass your comments on to the staff who looked after you.

Reviewed 8 July 2021

Had the best evening in here. Came in on my own and got served like a princess. Attentive staff, good conversation and looked after me knowing I was on my own. The salt and pepper chicken was incredible and very efficient. Can’t thank the staff...enough for being so welcoming and heartwarming. Thank you to the team, you made me feel like I had a home away from home!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Alex K, General Manager at Rain Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi rmutters We are pleased to hear that you had lovely evening and experience with us and that you feel safe and comfortable to come in on your own and it's just like being at home. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

Shocking! Told I had to Prove I had done track and trace and prove I was exempt from wearing a mask. Horrible, rude girl! Then proceeded to give dirty looks throughout the meal.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 23 June 2021

I went to have a few drinks with friends and ordered a pint at last orders (only 22:00). The barman came over 15 minutes later asking to take my glass which still had some beer in, and when I responded that I hadn’t finished, he...tutted at me and strutted away. Staff were then very rude to us and I felt very pressured to down a pint that I had paid to enjoy and at quite an early point in the evening. I’m quite a fast drinker, especially at last orders, so feel the pressure and rude behaviour were very unreasonable and created an awful environment. Would not return here.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

Food under cooked, no check backs. One member of the staff staring at the table. Kitchen closed at 19:30.. no offer prior to this to advise of this or to see if we wanted desserts. It was a rushed process to say the least. Won’t...be retuning Limited menu, no Sunday roasts on which was advertised online.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021

We visited Rain bar for afternoon drinks, I honestly could not fault the staff, the service was really good. The whole set up could not have been any better, the restrictions did not impact our visit one bit due to the great organisation. The host...was really nice, she was polite and professional.. I’d definitely visit againMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 March 2021

Fantastic communications and service, really went above and beyond to help me get something booked for a future date. Alex could not have been more helpful. 100% recommend. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Fab Sunday afternoon meal and drink. Covid guidelines excellent. Staff polite and professional. Piri piri chicken burgers were lovely. The outside seated looked lovely as we left.Too full for dessert. Will certainly recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2020
RainBarManc, Manager at Rain Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2020

Hi lmc41, Thankyou for your kind review and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and and felt safe. We hope to see you again soon and maybe next time some better weather so you can enjoy the beer garden.

Reviewed 24 September 2020 via mobile

Really lovely vibe as this is one of the first times I've been out post the great lockdown of 2020. Sarah (blonde member of staff) really helpful and personable. Lovely chat with her and she was absolutely brilliant with one of us who wasn't feeling...well. Absolute superstar of a person. Ideal place to go for drinks in the nice weather as the terrace is nice and very COVID safe.More

Date of visit: September 2020
6628, General Manager at Rain Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Hi Pat_trx I'm so glad to hear that you had a great experience on your latest visit to Rain Bar, i shall pass on your feedback to my colleague Sarah. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Alex

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Rain Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5