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“Comfortable and improving all the time” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reform Club

Reform Club
Ranked #174 of 1,271 Nightlife in London
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Reading, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Comfortable and improving all the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

I have been a member for a few years and the Club continues to improve. When I first stayed at the club I had a bed so rickety that I had to wedge myself into a corner to avoid rolling off the sunken mattress. Since then the third floor rooms have been refurbished and they offer an excellent central London room for a very reasonable price (good breakfast too). The Club has also improved facilities for members wishing to work with a business centre and internet access in the chambers (not wireless unfortunately). The Coffee Room serves excellent food; the menu is always inventive and the chefs work hard to maintain the reputation that the club earned when the first celebrity chef Alexis Soyer ran the kitchens. Good range of drinks available from the bar in the saloon and plenty of comfortable chairs to have a snooze after dinner. At lunchtime the Strangers room serves a good buffet. Plenty of evening events help to make the Reform Club a good place for members and their guests to meet and socialise in the centre of London.

Visited September 2013
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Formal but welcoming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The Reform Club is one of London's oldest gentlemen's clubs, full of beautiful paintings, but is very welcoming to guests. A tie is obligatory, but it is worth making the effort.

Visited October 2013
3 Thank RoderickG_12
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Ongar, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Tradition and history...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Had dinner at the Reform Club recently with my husband and two friends of ours, one of them is a member. We enjoyed a G&T and a glass of champagne in the garden before our meal. Wonderful surroundings, so much history and old school victorian splendour. I enjoyed a starter of smoked salmon tartare and a main course of chicken breast followed by an apple and almond cake. The food was good value for money and the wine was excellent.

Visited July 2013
4 Thank LondonMac1
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“The Reform Club is like coming home - a place for trust”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

The Reform Club of London is a wonderful place. It is for members and when you sleep there, you cannot lock your room. Some rooms do not have facilities which you share in the hallway. All is very clean - and based on trust. it is has this cute like chalk board that has your name on it and room number and you can order free tee int he morning to brought to your bed during the morning. The rooms cannot be locked when you leave but when you are there there is a tiny lock to use. It is so safe! I had never anything stolen. I sleep like a baby there. It is humble - like no TV and things but it is just so nice there I almost cannot describe. Breakfast service is fantastic. I love the food!

The elevator is small and vintage but works - and one can always take the many stairs.

There are rules in the club and they are enforced. Nevertheless, I love this club in London and will always go back!

Visited April 2012
13 Thank Monkey2013
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Incredibly historic setting, great wine food pretty good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

London Gentlemen's clubs are not generally renowned for their food and I think that the food at the Reform is pretty good, and certainly better than other clubs I have dined at. But, if are lucky enough to get in you go to the Reform club for the experience not for the cuisine. It is a stunning example of Victorian decor. The wine, which is from the Reform Club's private French vinyard was very good, but honestly its about the history and majesty of this very special part of the English establishment. Hope to go again. By the way, if you do go, phones off, and don't forget the strict dress code.

Visited October 2011
10 Thank FabulousFidel
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