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Address: Jubilee Hall, The Piazza, London, WC2E 8BE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3481) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Covent Garden (0.1 miles), Leicester Square (0.2 miles), Charing Cross (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.3 miles), London Waterloo (0.8 miles), London Waterloo East (0.8 miles)

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I haven’t reviewed this place previously because it’s always been so dire that it depressed me to even ponder a short review. Door staff ramped up on steroids giving it ‘the big one’ to anyone and everyone who either a) wasn’t in a tight little dress and looked like a slapper; or b) male.

Now, my last visit was no different in that sense, it was still overrun by Rocky ‘im goin home to pump some iron’ Balboa wannabes, wandering around with their Secret Service earpieces. But I realised the rest of the night was actually very enjoyable. The music was good, particularly when the band came on and the service at the bar, although busy, was possibly the best I’ve had in any place anywhere. Whilst already serving 2 or 3 people, the barman who got our first round, would continually come over as soon as one of us reached the bar to ask for our order and let us know he’d be right with us.

Perhaps that isn’t particularly impressive, perhaps that’s just how service should be. But I have become accustomed to the usual rabble that city centre bars and pubs have to offer.

London pubs, or rather any city pub, seem to keep falling into the trap of employing staff who think they’re too good to be working there. Bar staff thinking they’re better than their customers can probably be seen in most pubs, regardless of where they’re located. But central city bars always seem to attract people who think they’re too good not only for the customers, but for the bar/pub itself.

And for that reason, I can only applaud the guy who served us all night in this place. Fast, polite and exuding enjoyment in his job. Nice work, buddy.

For the rest of City bar staff all over the world... Well look; yes, seriously, honestly, no really, I’m sure you’re a brilliant actor, a literary godlike writer, a creative genius just waiting for the world to reach an understanding of your visionary prowess. But right now, while all you have to do is pour beer into a glass, shut the hell up and do your damn job.

EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 12 Apr 2012 13:03
absolutely brilliant night in there last Saturday,thanks to Ella, Steffani,Lyndsey and Chloe, you made it a night to remember girls,shame the weekend had to end,lol,x x
lippy - 31 Jul 2011 22:51
Was there yesterday from about 6pm till 9. Was quiet at the start which was quite cool and me and my date enjoyed the music, and surroundings, plus the bar people were friendly which is a good sign. Would go back.
RichLondoner - 19 Mar 2011 11:49
...misogyny at its finest. Man tells me he's circumcised. Gets penis out at bar. I yelp. I get bollocked by bouncer (who is wearing bicycle clips on his sleeve to prevent friction. With all respect, bouncer, you work in a bar, I'm a manager in Financial Services, so far from a retard and you have no friction on your sleeve) for screeching...I tell bouncer...he tells me I'm a slag. Did I invite an ugly man's penis? With a face like that, your penis clearly has worse acne. Gross. PS. I work in Marketing. Your rep goes down; your arse gets fired
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t_allington - 12 Sep 2009 01:47
Sweaty, stuffy & cramped. Avoid like the plague on a Friday or Saturday night. Quite why anyone would pay to get into this place is beyond me.
telephones_and_toliets - 4 Aug 2009 12:08

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