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Address: Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2N 6PA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 815) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Embankment (0 miles), Charing Cross (0.1 miles), Leicester Square (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.1 miles), London Waterloo (0.5 miles), London Waterloo East (0.6 miles)

General information: Happy hour 5pm - 7pm

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> Current user rating: 5.5/10 (rated by 22 users)
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Motion - Now Opal Bar

I went to the Opal bar for a friends birthday this weekend. All tables had already been reserved so there was nowhere to stand but at the bar. As you can imagine this became impractical as the evening progressed and the bar became more crowded.

It took a huge amount of time to get served which I could understand if this were a particularly busy bar, however when I arrived and it was still quite empty there seemed to be staff standing around ignoring people waiting to buy a drink.

Opal bar has one redeeming factor that is half price drinks before 9pm. But when you consider that a pint of beer will cost you at least 5 after 9pm, I can see why the place emptied out so quickly after the drinks offer had finished.

I was also appalled at the behaviour of staff when my sister's coat was stolen from the bar. My question is, is it normal policy to eject a girl into the rain when she becomes distraught over the theft of her coat? The manager on duty at the time refused to help out at all and wouldn't even check over CCTV footage to see whether it was actually stolen or whether it had just been misplaced.

Overall I'd have to say my experience of the Opal Bar was pretty awful and I certainly won't be spending my money there again. Based on the behaviour of the staff I have also informed all of my friends and acquaintances that they should find better places to part with their money.
Fizzypop84 - 8 Oct 2012 09:34
I think if you go to a place like this, you should know what to expect really - it's always going to be expensive, the bouncers are always going to be difficult and there will always be those annoying people in the toilets who expect you to pay them for giving you a paper towel. There are many clubs like this in the West End - personally, I think if your up the Saturday night club thing, this is the best one to go to - in concurrence with some of the comments below, this is where a lot of very attractive ladies seem to go!
lennie384 - 1 Mar 2010 01:30
When I was there on a Friday evening there was an attendant in the gents toilet to hand you a paper towel, so I assume you are expected to leave a tip. But one of the washbasins was unusable due to a broken tap, and another was blocked and full of dirty water. So you are expected to pay for the privilege of using the toilets, but they can't be bothered to provide clean hygienic facilities. I was not impressed.
dto - 7 Feb 2010 17:36
Horrid - horrid - horrid! No lager on tap. Nearly 4 a bottle of Becks. Over rated. Don't bother! Pop to Wetherspoons up the road!
placebogirl - 18 Jul 2007 12:02
Oh dear.

A friend booked an area on Friday night for his birthday, only to be told on the door we had to go in at full price (when a discount had been arranged).

After trying to explain this to the guy at the desk he was removed by 5 burley bouncers who where ridicoulously heavy handed, and manhandled us out.

Wont touch this place again. Highly embarrasing, and another example of awful doorstaff in the capital.
anonymous - 9 Jul 2007 13:55

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