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“Pretty sorry bar”

CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant
Ranked #6,474 of 23,707 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 20 - USD 35
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: South Kensington
Description: CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant occupies the ground floor of Kensington���s Park International Hotel. Its location in chichi southwest London makes this an ideal stop off after a visit to the area���s many museums and attractions, or for guests at the hotel. The d��cor follows a unique black and white chess theme, making this a glamorous place to kick back and relax. The raison d'��tre at CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant is cocktails ��� well-trained staff are skilled at preparing a wide range of delicious drinks. The menu features both pan Asian and traditional British pub dishes, meaning you can enjoy anything from a fragrant pad Thai to a hearty burger and chips, depending on your mood. The menu changes regularly and there are also daily specials, and a range of bar snacks.
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

They have a happy hour where you get 2 drinks for the price of 1. I ordered an old fashioned and what a disaster it probed to be. Bartender definitely did NOT know what goes into it. After 10 mins, I got 2 drinks. It had a ton of club soda in it. No alcohol and nothin called bourbon. I deserved it.

Thank JayaandRaj
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a late night drink and there was live music (man & piano). We ordered a bottle of wine and were charged a discretionary 15% service charge and were quizzed when we didn't pay the full amount.
This is London NOT New York!!!!

Thank Nicola C
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It was a delightful experienced being served in such a cutting-edge and cool bar . The service was very pleasant and charming . The waitresses and waiters looked after me and my friends at all time , making me feel very comfortable . I would recommend to everyone to come over this place if you are planning to have a good time and have some drinks in Central London.
Sorry but Checkmate!!

Thank Miguel V
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Drinks are a bit pricey considering other places in the area. It's a nice place to meet before or after a day on the town.

Thank FlyingSolo15
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We ate here twice and can recommend it. The surroundings are pleasant and our waiter was very proficient and friendly. The menu has a good choice of Thai and Traditional English food, we sampled both and it was well cooked and presented.

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Thank Tamw0rth2
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