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“Lovely cocktails, role play is a bit forced”

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Ranked #1,769 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: South Kensington
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cocktails, role play is a bit forced”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Went here for a few cocktails with friends.

The 'role play' (you have to act as if you want the detective agency to solve a case you have come up with) was a bit short lived and forced.

After being taken to our table, we had a couple of cocktails. I went for an orange cocktail with butter (!) in it. It was excellent (tasted like marmalade on toast!).

Only downside is that it was VERY hot inside (we were sat by the entrance). We were all dripping with sweat and had to use the menus to fan ourselves (this was in the middle of the recent 'heatwave') and the ventilation was lacking. The waiter moved us to a new table when another group left, and this table was much cooler.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank ewliin
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  • English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“All about the venue not the food”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

The theme to this restaurant really works, great ambiance and atmosphere. Sadly the food was disappointing, tasteless and pre made, we ordered a choc brownie for pudding and came out frozen. I would recommend this venue for cocktails and a giggle!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank SouthLondonTown
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Brookville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great night out!”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

We just left Evans & Peel and are quite happy we made an appointment there on our vacation to London. Our entry was fully questioned upon entry, bringing on the full experience. Once inside, the drinks and service were great. It took a whole to find the drinks we preferred, and in the end, our favorites were the Rainforest Shrub and Gin and Tiki. We tried both the shredded pork nachos and beef sliders upon recommendation, the sliders being much favoured. This is a great place the first time and a second time bringing unknowing guests. A must-try!

Thank Robbie R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A fabulous "find"”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Having booked an appointment online and given our "case", we eventually found the front door and rang the bell.
We confirmed our appointment, the door opened and we made our way downstairs where we were met by the glamourous receptionist. She did really well making amusing references to our case, then allowed us through the secret doorway.
We could only stay for one drink as we had a different dinner reservation, however our G-Minus (gin without the tonic!) were great and the bread/oil was lovely.
Everything about the place is in keeping - the waiters and their braces, the background music. And lovely knowing that you are part of a secret club... there is no way that anyone there has just decided to come into the bar.
Fantastic concept - just wish we had been able to stay for longer.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Amanda_fifeFife
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Different night out!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Took my boyfriend for his birthday, good atmosphere and nice cocktails (unusual ones); staff were good fun and polite but once they got busy service was slow (30 mins between asking for the bill and being able to pay it). Food was ok but pricey for what it was, but you are paying for your surroundings I guess. In summary it was a good cocktail bar with a twist, I'd go back but just for drinks not for food

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank LaurenM1981
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