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“unattentive service”
Review of Morgan's Bar

Morgan's Bar
Ranked #3 of 15 Nightlife in Leamington Spa
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Owner description: Morgan's Bar is a chic, cosmopolitan cocktail and lounge bar set above Restaurant 23. The luxurious seating and decor and discreet service makes it the perfect place for an intimate rendezvous, a catch-up with friends or a pre-dinner drink. We have an extensive menu of cocktails - a number co-developed with Restaurant 23's Executive Chef, Curtis Stewart - together with champagnes, wines, beers and spirits. Service is managed by our expert mixologist Claudia Valada. Afternoon tea is served from 2:15pm-4:30pm. Hot and cold bar snacks are available throughout the day, with a relaxed Sunday Brunch available from 11:00am until 3:30pm. Private hire of the venue is also available.
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“unattentive service”
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Went on Saturday after being advised by my friend how wonderful Morgan's bar is .
We where a group of five girls and on arrival we where politely told that we would be standing up at the bar since there was no space seated but where also promised that we will be seated shortly.
We where greeted again on top of the stairs leading to the bar, which we thought was a very nice touch. So far so good. The drinks arived after a long wait and where tasty but true to their word we where seated after approximately 20 minutes. We had a lovely corner table and where handed peanuts and a menu placed in the center of the table. We ordered another round of drinks which took very long to arrive even though the bar was not full anymore. At one point one of us was gasping for another drink and despite two barmen standing behind the bar and we tried very hard to get their attention, no one bothered.
Finally, a man dressed in a black suit came by to take our order. Also, our peanuts where never refreshed .
It is disappointing to see such appaling service in such a high calibre bar with a beautiful set up . Someone needs to improve the service. The impression we had is that the staff at the bar don't really care that much!

Visited December 2012
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Somewhere for a special occasion”
Reviewed 14 November 2012 via mobile

Lovely ambiounse. I imagine you could loose hours in here. Tucked away in a snug up the stairs with no distractions other than what cocktail you going to choose next. Great friendly service and comfortable atmosphere. Not somewhere for an everyday drink but somewhere to celebrate a special celebration.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere for a relaxing cocktail.”
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Saw the mixed reviews but decided to give Morgan's cocktail bar a try. Enjoyable surroundings, very good cocktails. Service very professional. Only drawback, from ordering to receiving our drinks each time was quite slow.

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Nottinghamshire
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41 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Stylish and swanky but very slow service”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

My friend and I were staying in Leamington Spa for the weekend and had seen Morgans online and decided it was somewhere we'd like to go for a champagne cocktail before heading into town for dinner. Had to wait at least 20 mins before these arrived! We received half a champagne flute which included the creme de cassis costing almost £10 each! Lovely building which is elegantly decorated but overpriced and extremely slow service. Thank goodness we weren't dining there otherwise we'd still be eating at midnight!

Visited August 2012
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Warwick
1 review
“Cocktails at Morgan's Bar”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We were taken by the maitre d' to the upstairs cocktail bar at Restaurant 23 an experience from start to finish of how good service should be: sufficiently attentive without being intrusive, charming without over-familiarity, and a cocktail maker who isn't all showman but who knows how to mix the perfect cocktail from a list of 20 or so popular, and more eclectic, drinks.
The restful deep grey and white room provided a comfortable backdrop for a couple of hours, cocktails and nibbles. Busy enough for ambience on an early Thursday evening, but not noisy, crowded or musak-filled. The only 'criticism' I would have is of some of the clientele rather than the staff - all professionally dressed in waistcoats and dark trousers - as many of the paunchy middle aged men chose jeans and scruffy or smart shirts, whilst their escorts were beautifully turned out in attractive dresses, heels, bags and immaculate makeup. A dress code might help? Anyway, I recommend the Morgan's Martini complete with grapefruit peel, and the Kir Royale, a delicate blush colour, subtly celebrating the cassis.

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