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Community Level 2Athene


Reliable but overrated

Advantagesconvenient, enough seats, variety of drinks

Disadvantagesmediocre food, no atmosphere, impersonal service

"...going to get. With All Bar One that usually means enormous spaces, a look that's modern without being aggressively so, long and well-stocked bars, and big wooden tables with gold numbers on (so the waiters and waitresses know where to bring your food). It's fine if you want to drink somewhere that you can sit down and have a conversation with your friends - there are always enough seats in somewhere so big, and I often come here if I want coffee ..." Read review

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Community Level 2jimstrong



AdvantagesGreat atmosphere


"All Bar one is an excellent bar with a great attitude and is always crouded. They are a chain with numerous bars around the capital. The one in Leicester Square is probably the best known because of location. The door policy can become strict towards the end of the evening, groups of guys not being popular and if you are too drunk you wont get in. The clintelle are all good and tend to be friendly. Music plays in the background and is just the right ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Fatbloke


An Oasis in the City

AdvantagesRelaxing and informal

DisadvantagesDrinks a bit pricey

"...One’. The bars are all very similar - wooden tables and chairs and a few have nice big comfy sofas which you can sink into. The atmosphere is generally relaxed but some of the busier bars in Leicester Square can get rather busy. The variety of wines and bottled drinks is vast and they serve a reasonable amount of beers on draught. The food is excellent and well priced - my favourite is ham egg and chips but the tiger prawns are also very yummy. A ..." Read review

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Community Level 3yingli.lim


Fantastic Nosh

Advantagesgreat to chill out at in the afternoons


"...simply love the food at All Bar One. I've been to the branch at London Bridge twice already and I've had a fantastic time on both occassions. The first time I was at All Bar One, I had some sort of bangers and mash without the bangers that came with a really tasty whipped potato that has oyster mushrooms in it. The gravvy served with the dish made it less dry and bland than it would have been and it had my favourite vegetables - asparagus - on ..." Read review

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Community Level 1sarahgardner


The place for a relaxed drink

Advantagesrelaxed and chilled


"Hampstead All Bar One, is one of the most relaxed, best atmosphere bars I know. We always go in there when we fancy a hassle free night out. It is never busy but for some reason it just enhances the ambiance, - chilled -. I don't know it's somewhere I would go on the look out for men, as I have never seen any attracive types there. But definitely somewhere for a first date. go there relax, chill out and enjoy!! It couldn't be much different ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Joolz


All bar me

AdvantagesIt keeps the city types in one place

DisadvantagesOver priced and over hyped

"Would you like this bar? Well, why don't you zoom through the checklist below and see if you are compatible with the "All Bar One" philosophy: 1. You like your beer expensive - I don't mean that you like good, expensive beer, I mean that you would quite happily kiss goodbye to a £20 note for a round of five pints of lager. 2. You wear "eighties stockbroker type" colourful shirts and co-ordinated ties and always think cuff-links are essential ..." Read review

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Community Level 2queenjewls


Very Swish!!

AdvantagesNice decor, relaxing during the day

DisadvantagesLoud in the evening and expensive

"This chain is known by all Londeners. It typically has a nice setting and an interesting wine list. Especially prominent in and around the City, with one at Farringdon, One at Angel and one in the heart at Moorgate, it has a typical business-man-after-work-clientelle. However Leicester Square's branch provides a suitable haven for rich kids willing to flash there cash. All Bar One is not known for its cheap prices but instead known for being a nice ..." Read review

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Community Level 2buzzy


Nice predictable comfort

AdvantagesGood drink, good portions on food, comfort, predictability

DisadvantagesToo omnipresent

"...people make their jibes at All Bar One but the place continues to multiply their cardboard cutout chain stores and restaurants all over the country. Certainly, the bar has been equated with middle class values, unimagination, death to the mom and pop shop. It may be all of these things but I find some comfort in the All Bar One chain. There seems to be at least one on every High Street in every London borough (still a sign, I believe, of up-and-coming ..." Read review

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Community Level 1softpinkpi...


OK for a social drink... food is uninspiring

AdvantagesNot bad for a pint...

Disadvantages"Tapas" style food

"...but not for food. In the All Bar One at Waterloo we ordered "tapas" style food. All the portions were tiny and not cheap either. The Roast vegetable kebabs were pathetic. The staff must have had a real problem getting the veg on the sticks as the chunks were TINY - the cherry tomatoes where much larger than the 4 tiny cubes (definately no more than 0.5 cm in each direction). When we got our bill i was asked if everything was OK. So i replied ..." Read review

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