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Old Fashioned (Hotel?) Bar in London

thelondonknowledge Sep 22, 2010 12:01 PM

Good evening

Despite having lived in London all my life, I am struggling to think of a bar for what I am looking for on Friday night. Looking for somewhere fairly central to catch up with a friend - ideally somewhere wood-panelled, dark and "moody" that has nice whiskey at a moderately wallet friendly price.

A very specific brief! Very grateful for any ideas


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    t_g RE: thelondonknowledge Sep 22, 2010 01:12 PM

    upstairs at rules?

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      brokentelephone RE: thelondonknowledge Sep 23, 2010 08:11 AM

      Absolutely goto the bar at the Dukes Hotel, and order one of their vodka martinis (though the prices are fairly high)!

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        chochotte RE: brokentelephone Sep 23, 2010 04:00 PM

        Seconded. Absolutely perfectly fits the brief. And the martinis are out of this world.

      2. Paprikaboy RE: thelondonknowledge Sep 23, 2010 10:05 AM

        The bar at the Orrery might suit.
        It has a very old school clubby feel.

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          thelondonknowledge RE: Paprikaboy Sep 24, 2010 04:03 AM

          Thank you very much - Duke's it is.

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            brokentelephone RE: thelondonknowledge Sep 24, 2010 04:35 AM

            I wouldn't recommend driving if you plan on having more than one!

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