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“Wake up and pay attention please”

All Bar One Ludgate Hill
Ranked #4,184 of 22,659 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$33
Cuisines: International, Bar, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner
Neighbourhood: City of London
Description: All Bar One Ludgate Hill is a stylish city bar where you can catch up with friends, unwind after work or simply find a sophisticated space to indulge in an excellent selection of food.Within easy reach of Saint Paul's, Blackfriars and Fleet Street, All Bar One Ludgate Hill is the perfect place to meet up with friends or unwind with work colleagues. Of all the bars in London, we've got the right blend of food, drink and atmosphere at any time of day.
Lincoln
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wake up and pay attention please”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Went here mid afternoon weekday. 4waiters and a manageress on duty and only about a dozen customers. Still I had to remind them twice to bring 3 of the 4 things I ordered-wine, water, bill. They were stood around chatting. Food was fine as I have had before. I asked about using a phone voucher and the new guy went to ask. I complained to the manageress and she blamed the new guy but it wasn't t him who served us and in any case you should blame someone to cover for their inefficiencies. I got apology and 20% off the bill plus my voucher discount but the service is what I remember most. Won' t go back to that one again.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Kingy123Lincoln
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ABO_LH_Management, Manager at All Bar One Ludgate Hill, responded to this review, 23 May 2016
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your feedback and review.
Since then, Management at All Bar One Ludgate Hill has changed. We have focused on Speed of Service & Creating a perfect guest experience. Hope you can visit again to see the changes that we have made.

Thanks again,

Luke Marshall
Assistant Manager
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Southampton, UK
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149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Business lunch”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Excellent burgers and the service was good. We visited at approx 2pm on a Friday. The venue was busy so don't expect a quiet drink or meal. In my opinion the background music could be turned down a little. Maybe I am just getting old. Would visit again. Reasonable prices for London.

Visited March 2014
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Thank djcarlos2001
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ABO_LH_Management, Manager at All Bar One Ludgate Hill, responded to this review, 23 May 2016
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your feedback and review.
I’m really happy you had a great lunch with us. When your back next, Speak to member of the team and we will happily lower the music for you. Also, give us a call the next time your planning on having a business lunch, we can provide Buffets and Drinks packages that are tailored around your needs.

Thanks again,

Luke Marshall
Assistant Manager
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Cannes, France
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214 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Health and Safety Burgers”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

A huge menu with lots of deals. Service was ok although they seemed to lose a lot of interest once they realised the 'Up-selling' wasn't working. We both had burgers which were great although I have no idea why the health and safety freaks should dictate how long my burger needs to be cooked for! Surely it's better they check the kitchen's beef is 100% beef before deciding that it needs to be well done. A late-night-in-a-window-all-week-kebab is full of everything but meat yet is still ok to sell whilst a great bit of beef needs to have the goodness cooked out of it.

A couple of other gripes are the many defunct lightbulbs plus also the waitress frantically spraying all the tables with anti-bac spray whilst we are eating. No doubt both of these annoying points are also driven on by a council worker sitting somewhere in his high vis jacket ruthlessly planning more ways to ruin us normal folks fun!

All in all a safe eatery though.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank rougeradish
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ABO_LH_Management, Manager at All Bar One Ludgate Hill, responded to this review, 23 May 2016
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your feedback and review.
Your right, due to the Health & Safety Policy, we are unable to cook your burger anything less that Well Done. Since then however, we launch a range of amazing new themed burgers that add extra flavours and textures. I hope your able try them soon with us.
Thanks again,

Luke Marshall
Assistant Manager
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“Good food, friendly helpful service, nice atmosphere! ”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Unexpectedly positive experience! costs are quite cheap for typical London prices. We've been confused by "no set direction" in creating menu: some thai dishes, others moroccan, others just didnt sound so good. But food was REALLY TASTY! personal was incredibly friendly! We had: "all bar one pad thai" and "harissa lamb cutlets"- both were perfect!!!

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Thank Margo P
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ABO_LH_Management, Manager at All Bar One Ludgate Hill, responded to this review, 23 May 2016
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your feedback and review.
We have launched a new summer menu that explores all tastes of world which we think will aid in you discovering new dishes and favourites.
Hope you can pop back in and try some dishes.

Thanks again,

Luke Marshall
Assistant Manager
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scotland
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333 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Not up to usual standards”
Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

We are real fans of All Bar One and have been to many branches. We were pleased to see that there was a branch close to our hotel in London and decided to go there for breakfast. We arrived just after 11 which was just as well as it didn't open until 11. We were the only people there and felt a bit awkward. The staff were more interested in putting up the Christmas decorations than attending to us. We had rather a long time to wait for our food which was good when it came but we got the feeling that we were a nuisance. I appreciate this is a business area and weekends are quiet but standards should be kept up.

Visited December 2013
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Thank weelassieScotland
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ABO_LH_Management, Manager at All Bar One Ludgate Hill, responded to this review, 23 May 2016
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your feedback and review.
Since then, Management at All Bar One Ludgate Hill has changed. We have focused on Service & Creating a perfect guest experience. Hope you can visit again to see the changes that we have made.

Thanks again,

Luke Marshall
Assistant Manager
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