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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Sushi and Japanese dishes in a rustic, contemporary dining room with central, open grill kitchen.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
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“Comfort food and all-day brasserie classics in quirky, retro-inspired surrounds.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
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“Top quality traditional Fish & Chip restaurant where you can sit down to eat or get a take-away.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Styling itself on stateside ‘boutique’ bowling alleys, this retro-themed venue is the more upmarket of Bloomsbury’s two bowling dens (see also Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes). ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“Dedicated cider bar with cask ales and draught beers, in a Victorian gatehouse with beer garden.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This dimly lit venue is located in an underground bar which is covered in vibrant gang-land graffiti-inspired decor. The cocktail menu is vast and delicious. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Civilised, good but unobtrusive service, even better drinks. Nice way to start the evening, short walk to soho. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Airy tapas bar with dark wood tables and tiled floor, for daily specials, Spanish wine and sherries. Spanish Restaurant”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Lavishly decorated, Oriental fusion restaurant and basement cocktail bar with jazz and DJs.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“If you ever want an alternative night out in central London, then this is the place to go. Bowling, karaoke and a club, all in one.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“It has a real hum about it. It's busy throughout the week as well as the weekends, and it's a beautifully finished bar - I love the pressed tin ceiling. Oh, and the beer selection is GREAT!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Relaxed, split-level wine store and bar offering wines to sample, artisan cheeses and charcuterie.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Gastropub with Victorian tiled exterior and high ceilings, serving modern English small plates.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
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“Pork, beef and veggie hot dogs paired with champagnes in a bare-brick bar and small dining room.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pub
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“Real ale and pub grub in ornate Victorian bar with tiling, oak furnishings and etched glass panels. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Compact music bar-club pulling a cool crowd for snacks, cocktails, hip hop karaoke, DJs and bands.”
  • 3 locals recommend