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Pause Bar

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80 - 84 Leadenhall street, London EC3A 3DH, England
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12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating

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Nice bar

I go here regularly with my work and the staff are always polite and friendly. the food is cheap but really good quality and a good selection of drinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2014
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I have just moved into a new office around the corner and I'm delighted, its not often to go our for lunch and are greeted with such happy, friendly smiley staff! They go out of their way to get to know you and also remember my preferred drink - after only 3 visits! Food is fresh and tasty and I'm... More 

Thank SamandraK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I regularly visit Pause Bar as i work around the corner and since the first time i feel like at home. The staff is friendly but professional at the same time and always ready to accommodate any specific request. The food is very good and fresh and prices are very competitive. I would definitely recommend it to all colleagues and... More 

Thank SimoneLuCreps
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Manager POOR Staff. POOR Service POOR Manners POOR Have been here twice and do not intend to make it a 3rd time!

Thank HmmmorMmmm
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We hired this place for Christmas party in December 2013. The price was on the higher side and it included dinner bowls and drinks. It was a really bad experience. the music took ages to get started. The police came in 2-3 times to check stuff (not sure what?) the 'manager' was busy chatting with some friend of theirs (not... More 

Thank VKK62
Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Myself and a friend were lunchtime regulars at Clause which has recently closed so we decided to try Pause which is now open for lunch! We both had the specials which was Blackened Cod with sauteed sweet potato and an avocado, lime and chilli salsa. The service was speedy and friendly and we were both pleasantly surprised with our meals.... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I go here regularly with my work and the staff are always polite and friendly. the food is cheap but really good quality and a good selection of drinks.

Thank LizzWilly01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Hired Pause Bar with a friend to celebrate our 30th's on a Saturday night.. The venue itself is fantastic, with a huge selection of drinks available - they also do special requests and bottle/ table service, which made the bar feel like our own club. The prices for the drinks are very reasonable too, given they are based in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Went with my son who had been before and I was pleasantly surprised. I expected some trendy, yes, but expensive dive type bar. In fact the prices were in most cases cheaper than i can find down in Cornwall. The food was great too. Well cooked and a good size helping. If you find yourself in london at lunch time... More 

Thank firemanjohn
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Good cheap and cheerful food - not an extensive menu, but enough for a quick lunch. Can be a cold vebnue if you get sat at the bottom on the stairs !

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I booked the table for my birthday, but the manager did not consider to inform me, that the place is booked for a private party, so WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO LEAVE at 9pm. Not to mention about the Nachos with cheese WITHOUT CHEESE!!! £11 for that come on !!! 0 points for manager, the staff was very nice though....

Thank Ilone b

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  • Address: 80 - 84 Leadenhall street, London EC3A 3DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: 02076210850


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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