We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Super bar”
Review of Blue Bar

Blue Bar
Ranked #96 of 1,285 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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
Manchester, England
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Super bar”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Visited the bar on a late Saturday afternoon. Seated at a table, waitress took a while with the drinks but wasn't too slow. The wine and cocktail list are pricey in lone with most London hotel bars. The decor was nice.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank MissKandMrJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    41
    30
    11
    7
    5
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Ongar, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I visited this bar with friends after having afternoon tea in the Caramel Room. The staff were welcoming and polite. The bar was quiet when we arrived and we were offered the central table by the bar, even as the bar became busier we did not feel rushed and the bar had a nice, relaxed atmosphere. The waiter offered us his assistance in choosing from the menu, I asked for recommendations on a sweet tasting cocktail and I was impressed with the cocktails recommended which were delicious. Obviously this is a high end bar and the prices of the drinks reflect that but this would not deter me from returning for a special occasion.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Laurenh200
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Outstanding bar”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We actually had this place recommended to us by a London cabbie who was taking us to dinner. We mused that we wouldn't mind a pre-meal drink and he took us straight here and we were very pleased he did.

Loved the decor and ambience. Very dark with romantic lighting. Managed to get a table without too much trouble.

Service was perfect. Helpful and friendly, unobtrusive but remaining attentive.

The complimentary bar snacks (chilli cashews and olives) were very tasty and I had to stop myself devouring the lot. They were complimented by canopies that were doing the rounds and were exquisite.

The drinks list is extensive and contains some real gems. We only had time to stay for one, but it was very good. I had a lovely red from Napa Valley and my partner had some very nice champagne.

Highly recommended, perfect for romance and special occasions.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank craigodile
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Detroit
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“nice”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

cool vibe, a little to dark(seems like all London bars are that way, not sure why). great service, my son and I were greeted promptly, by the manager. seated right away. drinks took about 15 minutes to arrive, no big deal. this place gets a bad rap on trip advisor, but i found it much better than The Dorchester, Claridges, The Savoy, and The Connaught. among others. go there, the place is pretty cool.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank Zonidetroit
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Big let down”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We visited the Blue bar after a fantastic meal at nearby Petrus and it was a big anti-climax.

We had just experienced service of an exceptional standard at Petrus, so the blue bar compared very poorly. Our drinks were brought to us by a nice polite male waiter, but at the end when they brought the bill over they had added on 2 extra cocktails that we hadn't ordered, and charged for a whole bottle of wine which they had served us only 3 glasses from. When we politely queried this with the moody waitress her response was 'if its on the bill that's what it is'. Then she said 'if you've got a problem go and speak to the manager'. She really spoke down to us and was completely uninterested in our problem.

Such a shame as we had just experienced the best service of our lives, and then the At the blue bar this all came to an abrupt end.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Leah B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Blue Bar also viewed

 

Been to Blue Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing