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“Not really what you expect from a top bar!!”
Review of Blue Bar

Blue Bar
Ranked #107 of 1,289 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of London's most sought-after destinations since it opened in 2000, the Blue Bar sets London's bar scene alight with the most sophisticated, colourful cocktails in town. The Blue Bar was extended into a state-of-the-art glass pavilion during 2016, giving it a new spaciousness and a contemporary twist, yet retaining all of the iconic Lutyens Blue panelling originally conceived by David Collins Studio. It also still has its original Edwin Lutyens lighting, alongside new furnishings by Collins's protégé Robert Angell. The extended, lighter space encourages a lively ambience, in which our skilled and knowledgeable mixologists can serve up exclusive signature cocktails with impeccable style and a touch of razzle-dazzle
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Had drinks there last week with friends pre theatre. Whilst you expect high prices from this sort of place (£130+ for 8 drinks) it is a tad cheeky charging £3 for a mixer. Place looked a bit tired with uncleared tables on arrival and service fairly snail like. None of this would have really mattered but at end when i paid the waitress said pointedly "so you dont want to add anything for service" this took the biscuit as the bill already charged nearly £15 in service charges!
This hotel has a great reputation and you can't help feeling the current management is simply trading on it!!

2  Thank Marten T
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

As I sit here now, I recollect fond memories of various nights of having cocktails. However in the cold light of day, I notice how old and filthy the carpet is, the floor is speckled with crumbs and I noticed the bar man when serving the table next to me used his fingers to put lime wedges in the glasses as opposed to bar tongs, and there was a glass of unwanted orange juice behind the bar which he also put on to the tray. How long had it been sitting there? I believe I shall finish my latte pay up and hot foot it!

1  Thank Chaza84
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

The Bottom Line: A sophisticated, expensive bar in the Berkeley Knightsbridge with excellent cocktails, superb service, and tasty food.

The Great: An extensive cocktail list (I can vouch for the Blackberry Sazerac, Walnut & Maple Old Fashioned, and the Smoked Lychee) with a wide variety of drinks and solid scotch selection. The wait staff is incredibly attentive and very efficient. The atmosphere is a combination of sophisticated London with a hint of trendiness. Even the "bar nuts" comprise of a good mix of high quality olives, spicy cashews, and other gourmet bites. The "bar food" consisted of a variety of tapas-style items. We leaned towards the Asian dishes including quite good sushi, dumplings, and scallop carpaccio.

The Expensive: You probably knew this walking in, but it is quite expensive. If you're staying at the Knightsbridge (hopefully on someone else's' dime), you already knew that.

2  Thank TheJewgernaut
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

I went to the blue bar with a friend and the service was very poor. The bar staff was quite aggressive and rude and made us feel very uncomfortable.. I complained to the manager but he seemed nonchalant and obviously did not care how his customers are treated. I will not go to this bar again. There are better bars with far better service in London it's a waste of money and time.

2  Thank Janeloop123
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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Drinks are pricey but worth every penny!
Service is wonderful and the decor and ambience are perfect.
Try the lychee and chili martini...to die for.

1  Thank bojomania
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