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Abacus Bar

24 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND, England
020 7337 6767
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Ranked #11,247 of 16,479 restaurants in London
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: Perfectly positioned in the vibrant heart of the City, next to the Royal Exchange, Abacus is a stylish hive of activity for wining and dining. Whether you are seeking a relaxed yet fun ambience or high energy, Abacus has somewhere to suit your mood. A light, bright and relaxing bar, the Upstairs Lounge is decked with chandeliers, leather and marble, making it the perfect place to chill after work. It also incorporates the Abacus Cafe. With its cosy wood and leather details, it is perfect for lunches and after-work nibbles and platters. Alternatively, the Lower Lounge is an upbeat and lively bar with tall tables and low leather sofas, whilst the Abacus Club is truly decadent, featuring funky lights, black leather furnishings and a spacious dance floor. With plenty to enjoy, Abacus is a hip and enticing place to let loose after a hard day's work.
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English first
North Kansas City, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was there with three of my business partners. We were sober when we walked in, had maybe three drinks over the course of three hours. Was told by a 20 something bar maid that she could not serve me as I had already had enough. What???????? A business person needs to be told this bya 20 something bar maid... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I've started to write this review on countless occasions and yet failed to finish, simply because I am limited by the boundaries of the English language and overcome with raw emotions. Whether it's the wide boy brokers with red socks and loafers waving money clips at the bar or the platinum blonde recruiters (sorry headhunters) in plastic heels, there is... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I had a extremely poor experience in this place a few weeks ago where I was told to leave for no reason although they claim I had too many drinks, I only drank 4 beers. Interesting to see other people's review where there are claims of racism, although peronally I did not witness it myself. I believe the word which... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Worst place to ever host a party even if you have booked a table!! Bouncers outside need there job to looked into & do the job they are told not to be Racist,No valid excuse by telling a customer your not coming in. Advice abacus to sort this out and get your bouncers changed....excuses after excuses not to let people... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I could only see the door because I was refused entry. Apparently I was too casually dressed. It sort of makes sense because I was wearing trainers, jeans and a hoodie jumper but while I called my wife that was inside to tell her that I wouldn't be able to meet her, a few more guys dressed in trainers and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

First time there. Got held back at the door to be asked (rudely) if I was "going in to cause trouble". Its because I am asian. The caucasian men in the group ahead of me walked in with no questions asked. Once in the bouncers and security were watching our group like hawks around the dancefloor. Not long after one... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Usual Thursday / Friday after work haunt, is full of suits (they don't allow trainers usually) but the ladies make full of it for free drinks making for some hilarious drunken dancing as the night wears on On this occasion they lost my colleague's jacket in the cloakroom but they fully paid for her replacement once it was established they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is suitably decked out for boozy end to the night, expect high prices and a lot of arrogant City men who want to buy drinks for you. The music downstairs on a Friday is awesome though, which makes it worth it for me.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I can't say that I saw too much of this large venue, nor can I say that I had any food there. We predominately stayed in the reserved section that we had in the basement. Happy hour between 5 & 7 should not be missed and try the Lynchburg Lemonade if you have never before.

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London
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a loud, over-priced bar full of people who get paid too much, who want to show everyone else they get paid too much. Loud music, tacky decor. Avoid, unless you're a banker whose just got divorced.

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