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Market Place, Oxford Circus

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If you really want to be abused and rub shoulders with London's top 100 young offenders then this is your place!

On the outside it seems to be a nice lively place to have a drink with friends until one wannabe hip hop star decides he has something to prove and starts terrorising the only decent people inside.

While my partner was sitting at the table enjoying a glass of wine one of these yobs violently smashed a pint glass on the table and threatened to kill her!! Why? We still wish we knew!

No thanks to the so called security and management as they even refused to call the police and managed to let these people leave calmly while stopping us from calling the police ourselves. It seemed as if they knew these people and wanted to protect them and seems to be an underground place for these kinds to hang out... One quote from the manager was "don't worry this happens all the time, thankfully no-one got hurt this time "

We will definitely wont be back and advise people not to unless this is your kind of establishment.
chrism30 - 22 Jan 2012 15:07
Visited this place for its outside tables - first pleasant day of the year so was nice to enjoy an outdoor pint. Unfortunately the place is pricey and only imported lagers were available on draught - not really my sort of place so probably wouldn't go back
sussexboy - 20 Mar 2011 21:33
Truly awful. Loud, pretentious, over-crowded, badly designed, useless barstaff, populated by people who are too ignorant and self-absorbed to know any better. There are a dozen places within a ten minute walk that are far superior so I've no idea why you'd go here.
ChapmanBaxter - 21 Mar 2008 21:01
Another modern trendy bar... Not too bad as far as they go but typically expensive and rammed at weekends, although the downstairs bar provides a little more breathing space and booth seating. Nothing special.
shindigger - 22 Nov 2006 10:41
This place was packed outside last Wednesday, with after office workers & once I got past all the letches (agree with the meat market comment previously) I met my friends downstairs in one of the booths. Not too packed but filled up really quick..
Service was quick & food was really good, music was a funky mix all night & made the atmosphere feel like a Saturday night... Way too hot in there later so we ended up sitting outside for the rest of the evening.
I was expecting worse reading the past reviews but was pleasantly surprised! Not sure I'd brave it on a weekend night though.
NWLondon_Girl - 30 Sep 2006 20:55
Went after work yesterday: the queue to get to the bar stretched out of the door, and as usually there were 2 poor bar staff totally rushed off their feet, being hassled from all sides and looked close to collapse. The manager was nowhere in sight, with one girl repeatedly phoning to ask him to come down- no response!
The weather forecast predicted for days to expect a bright warm sunny day yesterday. Why cant they also plan for this and hire in some extra staff- to enable us to not waste half an evening stood at a bar and your poor staff to have it a bit easier? To have 2 staff serving an after work crowd on a hot day, with around 40 people stood at a bar is absolutely ludicrous and a very strange way of conducting business.

I waited for half an hour to get 2 drinks- and when this is inside in room that- quite frankly- stinks this is incredibly unpleasant and irritating! We then waited a further 30 minutes just to get some pita breads and dips. I've leanrt my lesson: will not be returning!
Harrib - 11 May 2006 22:00
Bad service, tough to get served and the drinks are rubbish, bit of a try hard place.
anonymous - 7 Jan 2006 13:19
Swedish sauna?>>Garden shed.

Market place?>>Meat market.

Good place to go?>>No chance.

ewew - 28 Jun 2005 16:22
Crap beer, rugby scrum to get served.
BusterGut - 13 May 2005 11:31
This place felt like a breath of fresh air when it opened but word soon got out and huge queues soon developed for what is, at the end of the day, a pub taht loks like a Swedish sauna. And the last few times I've been it smelt of vomit. Hope it returns to form.
Ciarán - 26 Aug 2004 17:24
Great outdoor drinking pub, outside seating, well-staffed, fast service, quiet area very close to Oxford Circus. Great after-work summer pub.
Andrew - 16 Aug 2004 14:27

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