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user reviews of Corney and Barrow, Broadgate

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Small, overpriced, poor beer selection enhanced only by Hahn and a dreadful overpriced menu.

murgatroyd - 4 Dec 2009 03:08
Why did my friend suggest going to this bar [it's not a pub as it doesn't serve real beer] as a place to drink after work?

It left me completely out-of-pocket. 5 small bottles of beer/cider 20. I'm broke as never before. Why pay this kind of money when all the seats were reserved by Morgan Stanley [I thought they were bust]? Why pay this kind of money to serve yourself at the bar? Why pay this kind of money for beer/cider out of a bottle? Complete rip-off!

And the loos? 1 lockup cabinet! I had to go into a rival establishment to relieve myself.

I thought I would give this place a 0, but the glass was nice, so 1.

mycetes - 5 Jun 2009 06:57
Only ever go here when there's a corporate do on as it seems to be deemed appropriate for senior suits in a way that better pubs and bars are not.

Laughably expensive - the only redeeming feature is they stock Hahn - a boutique lager from Sydney that really is good

THe only interesting thing I've ver seen here is one December a couple of years ago when a lot of people decided at 10pm that a run around on the ice rink would be a good idea. Amazing that there were no serious injuries
murgatroyd - 2 Feb 2007 09:29
Laughable place. I mean, what were they thinking ?! It's not a bar, it's a scout hut.
steve2136 - 12 Jan 2006 14:02
Hillarious power boozer for the city boys. Plasma screens showing the stock prices, Essex girl's pissed on shampoo and suited & booted floor traders throwing their gold cards behind the bar. Great venue for an anti-capatalist reunion!!
ganger - 21 May 2005 14:48
doesn't serve pints. rubbish.
tanderson7 - 31 Mar 2005 12:09
If you're on expenses then it's OK I guess, and not a bad place to nip into for a bit of surreptious watching of the cricket during office hours. It's expensive, the beer is all bottled, the mark-ups on the wine are almost hilarious (well, they are hilarious if the company is paying). It's undistinguished but inoffensive.
MrLash - 22 Dec 2004 16:11
Over priced and crowded.

The only reason why I wouldn't burn it down is that it supplies good wine to be drunk in the architecturally superior Exchange Square on summer evenings or lunches. It is a great place to drink as many city girls come to display themselves. The steps allow an advantageous view from above or below. GREAT.

However you can always pay 1/4 of the price and drink wine bought in an off-licence. Or mop up all the left-overs... Field day for tramps.

It makes for a good public toilet if you do not mind a queue.
Spel_Unca - 22 Dec 2004 15:58
Cramped and pricey - VERY cramped in poor weather on a Thursday - best avoided.
wpjh - 13 Oct 2004 16:46
The only reason to go here is when you fancy a couple of beers While you stand in the summer sunshine of Exchange Square. Takes ages to get served - the inside should only be used for going to the toilet.
Alex - 13 Aug 2004 08:58
Was there the other night. Still the City's leader in girl-on-girl. There's no real excuse for hanging out here unless you work for RBS or Herbert Smith.
Matt - 7 May 2004 14:34
Has somehow managed to create for itself an image as the classy choice in Exchange Square. But let's face it - there are no classy choices in exchange square. This is no better than Futures, and arguably has a worse situation (Futures is up high and has a terrace which kind of overlooks the square) but gets 2 bonus points for the girl/girl. 6/10.
Matt - 12 Jan 2004 12:40
This place is useless. Full of the wideboys I unfortunately have to work with, but also very narrow, cramped, overpriced, poorly staffed and lacking an atmosphere. I will definately steer clear of this place in the future
Tom - 18 Nov 2003 10:08
Well Girls, at the other end of this male view of this bar - is the female view. If you are looking for a poncy rich-boy/trader, this is the place to be. Most people are here on expense accounts and chilling out straight after work. I've always found it okay to meet friends and have a few drinks before you get the last train home. There are always girls who get out of control and snog each other by the end of the evening. Maybe a 6/10 - I'm not keen on girl-on-girl activity.
Carla - 31 Oct 2003 16:46
Not good - service is diabolical, go to the new All Bar One round the corner on Appold St if you're serious about actually getting served
dave - 3 Aug 2003 21:25
Blooming expensive; especially the pitifully small food - only go if the company is paying. Good views on a sunny day. 3/10.
Darren in the City - 16 Jul 2003 09:50

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