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“Comfortable bar”
Review of Pepy's Bar at the Novotel Hotel - CLOSED

Pepy's Bar at the Novotel Hotel
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: City of London
cardiff
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Comfortable bar”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Reasonable prices for a city hotel. Good variety of drinks and professional service. Cofortable place to spend time at the end of a busy day.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Relaxed and Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Its all about the staff and this hotel seems to have it right with their staff. Often the staff are not English and they are ever so good at trying their English language skills. The service was very good and the value good too.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Eric S
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oslo
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“took a buffet option two evenings in a row - do I need to say anything more?”
Reviewed 12 July 2012

(I am slightly puzzled over the name of this bar, as parts of it is "Elements Restaurant". This is where we had been to.) For being a restaurant inside the hotel, this place has more than enough charm, but there is a rather "bar" music played on, not always completely suitable to have a quiet evening out. I am a bit surprise that the previous reviewers are saying the service was slow. We received really spotless service. We were served by Italian Gulia and by a Romanian girl whose name I forgot; the second evening by their male colleague. Everyone was very nice and gave us good, attentive service. They offered a buffet - not an option we usually go for. But then we were offered just to "take a look at it" and decide. So we walked over there and were very tempted by what was on display. Of course, you are free to choose whatever you wish at a pace you want and in the amounts you can handle. I think this was a very good value for money and good, tasty dishes, including vegetarian or meaty options. I also liked the fact that the food is not displayed in overwhelming amounts than would then age with time. On the contrary, small portions are served and frequently monitored. If more food is needed, they bring fresh. Just note that the buffet closes at some time, so it is not an all night thing. Before closing, we were kindly invited to take the rest of the food we wanted. As said, we visited two evenings in a row, but were not bored. Dishes were entirely different, only some deserts were the same.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank anaiiis
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Brilliant Hotel bar and restaurant- much better place to meet than a coffee shop!”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

I come to this place about once a fortnight as I work locally and it's so much nicer to come here than one of the hundreds of coffee shops in the City of London. Whether it's to eat or have a coffee, the service is contstantly excellent by all staff.

Weekday lunches are particularly good value. Usually eat of the prix fix menu where the food quality is way above the prices charged.

Will happily keep coming back here

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Giggsy16
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent drink, wonderful theme”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

I stayed at the Novotel as a solo business traveler and had two good meals here in Pepys' Bar. Good food, great real ale, excellent service.

Visited March 2011
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Thank enigmajean
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