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“Claustrophobic and expensive”

Embassy Mayfair: Bar, Brasserie & Salon Club
Ranked #17,134 of 24,121 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$15 - US$40
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Description: Embassy is a social diner, bar and nightclub spanning two floors, ideally located in the heart of Mayfair. The ground floor is currently the setting for a six month summer pop-up, Retro Feasts: A British food and drink concept designed to bring back nostalgic memories from the 70’s and 80’s.The nightclub is situated in the basement with a contrasting dark décor, offering live music performances at the Voodoo Vault from 8pm until 10.30pm before it becomes a commercial club, perfect for those seeking some late night fun until 3am! (open Thursday to Saturday)
Reviewed 26 May 2013

The upstairs bar area was bright, had funky retro decoration and played good retro music. By comparison, the club area downstairs is dark, dingy and needs refurbishing - there were even holes in the ceiling. Doors open at 10, with people arriving from 11pm. By 12 the club area was heaving. People were knocking drinks over and stepping on each other to move around. Felt very claustrophobic, especially as they were still shoving more people in.

Had booked a table for 13 that was supposed to allow access to both the club and bar areas. Bar area was half empty at midnight, playing good music and two of our group decided to spend the evening there. However, when a third tried to join them, they were refused entry. Another couple from my party tried to enter bar later and again were refused. They found the club area, which was continuing to shove people in, unacceptably claustrophobic and threatening, with people crowding around the table in an intimidatory way, knocking things, so left. The remaining group in the club area had a meanacing group start to take over the reserved table. When they objected, they were told the bar staff said it was OK to take their table as they were not spending enough money!

As for the drinks prices, another reviewer has commented that gin tonic and long drinks cost 13 GBP. Single shots with mixer cost £12-13 and if your glass is less than half full bar staff clear it away without permission.

Would not go again and would not recommend.

A claustrophobic and expensive experience.

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3  Thank juliamaud
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

I'm myself a DJ and have seen a lot of clubs. The ambiente in Salon Club was really nice however 20 GBP entrance and gin tonic and long drinks cost 13 GBP still. The music was very commercial and everything but unique.

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2  Thank Calvin D
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

champagne good... canapes/sushi average. cocktails great, music great, drinks flowing on tables..... the lovely touch was at the end of the night there were bacon sarnies being handed out, and icecream treats. made for an interesting alternative to your generic nightclub patry.

1  Thank bethan r
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

I went with a friend for a few of cocktails before Christmas. The service and cocktails were amazing. Let's say we enjoyed ourselves very much. Unfortunately I forgot my bag there with most of my Christmas gifts. Fortunately they made sure that my bag is safe and I collected it including a fine old fashioned the day after. The whole staff was very helpful and kind. I definitely will enjoy more drinks in this relaxed atmosphere.

Thank flaneur84
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

Took my staff for a per Christmas night out Dinner Drinks & Dancing . What a fabulous venue with a great atmosphere , service was outstanding and waitress / waiters always on hand to attend to us even though it was extremely busy . The food was amazing . Very beautifully presented bistro style food well worth every penny and very reasonably priced . Great cocktail menu and great club scene for after . My staff would all return and i will absolutely return and recommend it to anyone . 10/10 thank you !

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Thank gsacasas
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