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The American Bar

#28 of 1,267 Nightlife in London
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Address: 805 Commercial Road, London E14 7HG, England
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+44 20 7836 4343 x2018
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00

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Lovely little bar

Lovely themed little bar. We visited at lunch time and it was lovely and quiet with great service. We drank gin cocktails which were exceptional, great wine menu too. Warm, cosy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
l1l1
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely themed little bar. We visited at lunch time and it was lovely and quiet with great service. We drank gin cocktails which were exceptional, great wine menu too. Warm, cosy and inviting with great historical memorabilia throughout. Hidden away in a quaint and beautiful courtyard makes it a quiet and great little find.

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Thank l1l1
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear l1l1, Thank you for leaving such a delightful review following your recent visit to the American Bar. We always value feedback from our guests, and we're so glad that you enjoyed not only the cocktails, but the atmosphere of the venue, and the historical memorabilia we are so proud to display. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The American Bar at the Savoy is such an institution of a bar at this fine hotel. I opted for a couple of Espresso Martinis whilst being hosted by a couple of business partners. These Espresso Martinis are some of the best around - light, frothy and an alcoholic caffeine kick. They are not on the menu, but most classic... More 

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Thank LondonLass_3327
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear LondonLass_3327, Thank you for reviewing your visit to The American Bar. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and found the cocktails to your liking. I do take note of your comments on being squeezed around a table - as I am sure you can appreciate it does get rather busy at peak times, but we do want... More 

London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I visited with a group of girlfriends to celebrate an engagement. We read about the bar in a magazine with a list of top bars in Europe! We had our own room with a curtain in case we needed privacy. There were black and white photos of iconic actors on the wall and a piano man playing in the background.... More 

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Thank superdiana
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear superdiana Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the iconic American Bar. We are delighted you chose us as the location for your recent celebration. I am thrilled that we met your expectations and that you enjoyed all aspects of your evening, including the beverages and the entertainment. I will be delighted to share your... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We attended here as part of a 21st birthday weekend! Wow was we blown away! Unfortunately we didn't get to stay here but the cocktails were amazing! We was made to feel welcome by all staff even though we were not guests at the hotel, the American bar is beautiful and you are immediately seated. There is an extensive menu... More 

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Thank ECAuk
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear ECAuk Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the American Bar - we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. At The Savoy we aim to deliver to all of our guests a truly memorable and special experience. I am so pleased we achieved this, and you enjoyed the iconic bar, its surroundings... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to relax and listen to the live piano singer, great cocktails and brilliant atmosphere.

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Thank Jessica M
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jessica M Thank you for your kind words! I am thrilled that we met your expectations and that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to the American Bar. I will be delighted to share your comments with the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future. Kindest regards, Lee... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting with amazing cocktails! Even the glasses were divine! Served by smart staff! Great place to have drinks then went to Simpsons to eat! Lush!

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Thank Alli B
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear Alli B Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The American Bar. We value feedback from all of our guests, and to hear such positive comments is always so pleasing! I will be sure to share your comments with the team, and we hope we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to... More 

Hong Kong, China
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173 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

So we came here for cocktails after a long boozy lunch. As we were not guests we were asked to wait in a kind of waiting area with a small bar before being shown to our seats after about twenty minutes. It's my third time in this bar (as a hotel guest in the past I was shown straight to... More 

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Thank Domirwin
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear Domirwin Thank you for leaving such a delightful review following your recent visit to the American Bar. We always value feedback from our guests, and it is especially nice to hear from return customers. We are so glad that you enjoyed not only the cocktails, but the iconic décor and atmosphere of the venue. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Denver, Colorado
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581 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Crazy expensive Fantastic piano music -- Great cocktails that are well made Fairly mediocre wine list -- go for the style and ambience and the always good vibe from top flight musicians

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Thank HonestMcHonest
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear HonestMcHonest Thank you for your five star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to the American Bar from the cocktails to the musicians - I will be sure to share your comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Savoy very soon. Kindest regards, Lee Kelly Director... More 

Level Contributor
45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Been here a number of times, the welcome from the team is always warm open and friendly . The four of us had a cocktail each and without exception they were top class. Great flavours and taste and they say the glass can improve a drink, each glass suited the different cocktail to perfection It was a welcome oasis amongst... More 

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Thank Steve l
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear Steve L Thank you for your kind words! I am thrilled that we met your expectations and that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to the American Bar. I will be delighted to share your comments regarding the cocktails with our highly skilled team of mixologists - I am so glad you enjoyed them. We look forward to... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Nothing special. Cocktails were ok. If your going, make a reservation or you will be stuck in the steaming hot pre bar. The history and historical memorabilia are cool and the hostess and bartenders were wonderful. However our waitress was a bit harried and the customers are not what I would expect to see at the Savoy. There is no... More 

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Thank sweetpeakittensshoes
LeeWKelly, Director of Food and Beverage at The American Bar, responded to this review

Dear sweetpeakittensshoes At The Savoy we pride ourselves on consistently meeting the high expectations of our guests, so naturally I was disappointed to read your review. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of the American Bar, there is sometimes a waiting time for tables during busy periods. We do hope that you will reconsider your decision, and decide to visit us... More 

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