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“Really excellent, pity about the lack of discretion...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harry's Bar

Harry's Bar
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Ranked #2,164 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$32 - US$50
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: City of London
Transit: Bank station - take King William Street exit, take 3rd right turning off King William Street into Abchurch Lane. Abchuch Yard is sited a little further down on the right hand side. Cannon Street Station - turn right out of station and take 3rd turning on the left into Abchurch Lane. Abchurch Yard is sited to the left.
Description: Tucked away in a cobbled yard moments from the City of London���s Cannon Street station, Harry���s Bar is known for providing nothing but quality. With its distinctive cosy, low ceilinged interior and black and gold colour scheme, Harry���s Bar is the perfect setting for the local employees from the City���s most gleaming offices, these discerning guests in particular hold the discrete and polite service of this popular institution in high regard. Choose from a number of cosy nooks and crannies in which to enjoy the excellent food that has made Harry���s Bar a favourite lunch and dinner spot. Combining British and Modern European dishes, the menu delights every diner, every time.
London, United Kingdom
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409 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Really excellent, pity about the lack of discretion...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Had a great evening at Harry's Bar last night - the food was excellent, the service friendly and attentive, the ambiance first rate and the value good (based on the 50% off food offer), so this has just gone to near the top of my favourties list. However, at the start of the meal the waitress (a charming Romanian lady) loudly announced that we were on the special offfer and, despite my immediately telling her that I, as the host, was well aware of the situation and that was all that needed to be said, continued to explain to everyone what that involved, which was a little embarrasing and unnecessary and showed a lack of finesse. In my view, if the guests need to know the details, then it is up to the host to tell them, not the waitress. That is why I have given 4 stars instead of 5, as it was otherwise a great evening.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Paul G
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Harry H, Owner at Harry's Bar, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for your comments and am really pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Harry's Bar . It is important that our customers are fully aware of the promotion they have booked for but,in this case ,it sounds like our staff were a little too enthusiastic and will fully take on board your comments by relaying them back to the staff. Hope to see you again.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

really nice steak and wine. great ambiance. went here on a voucher deal and was so pleased, had a great time.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JennyH_42
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Booked at this restaurant after reading positive reviews. There was an offer of 50% off food when having at least 2 courses which we took advantage of.
The ambience is good, warm and friendly, and we were made to feel very welcome. Service was very good, attentive but not intrusive.
Four of us in the group, all eating different dishes and all agreed the food was excellent. The wine was reasonably priced with decent white and red for around £20.
The only drawback, without the offer, it would have been expensive.
The restaurant is tucked away, you would have to know about it but it is well worth visiting.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Heather B
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Kent
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Top of the tree”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

I have been visiting Harry's Bar several times a year for nigh on 8 years and never once have had a bad experience. The staff are friendly and helpful and always very polite and they have personalities - nothing can ruin a meal as much as a bad waiter/waitress. Racquel, the manager, is always welcoming and she's a treasure. The food is good, the ambience excellent. To paraphrase a famous quotation: "When a man is tired of Harry's Bar, he is tired of life". Get in there and enjoy it. It's worth it - trust me!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GeoffreySinger
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Kent
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220 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Smashing Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Been here many times - great location, late bar without the usual bully boy door men - toilets are a bit grubby but the bar staff are great - downstairs smoking room which is great if you smoke and good cloakroom service -

Visited March 2014
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