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“Great afternoon tea” 5 of 5 stars
Review of CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant

CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant
117 - 129 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DT, England
44 (0)207-370-5711
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Ranked #5,485 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant occupies the ground floor of Kensington���s Park International Hotel. Its location in chichi southwest London makes this an ideal stop off after a visit to the area���s many museums and attractions, or for guests at the hotel. The d��cor follows a unique black and white chess theme, making this a glamorous place to kick back and relax. The raison d'��tre at CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant is cocktails ��� well-trained staff are skilled at preparing a wide range of delicious drinks. The menu features both pan Asian and traditional British pub dishes, meaning you can enjoy anything from a fragrant pad Thai to a hearty burger and chips, depending on your mood. The menu changes regularly and there are also daily specials, and a range of bar snacks.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Great afternoon tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The afternoon tea we had was a real gem. The place is located on the busy Cromwell Road and very close to Gloucester Green tube station. Once you are inside you are surprised by the modern interior. The service staff was very friendly from the beginning until the end of the visit. We had a glass of champagne with it which was not of a very good quality we thought. Could have been a good sparkling wine as well. However, the sandwiches, tea, scones and macarons were top. It was a real time to enjoy and to relax from busy days out in London. It all comes quite modern, so don't expect a traditional afternoon tea with classic cups, pots etc.
I would definitely recommend the place for afternoon tea (maybe without the champagne).

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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cincinnati
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The bar is a fun place to have a drink and hang out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stopped at the bar twice while in London. Service was a bit slow due to the crowd, but there was a piano player both nights we were there. Everyone in the bar seemed to be enjoying the music, and having a good time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What a Great Place to hang out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Very nice place to hang out. They are very helpful to the foreign traveler. They have live piano music, great for sing along and reasonably price specials.. Lots of locals with very polite staffing. If you get a chance ask for Jilda. Fun, friendly and good with suggesting the local favorites. She will make a visitor feel at home. Fantastic service. A good place to unwind after a day of sight seeing. Thanks Jilda you made my trip most welcoming a pleasant. Keep up the good work.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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England
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“Tired thai”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Poor service quality- well meaning but lacking quality.
Very disappointing food- cold, gloopy or missing!

Visited April 2013
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Wigan
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“Afternoon Tea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was a birthday treat and it was lovely..finger sandwiches,scones and macaroons along with tea/coffee.Champagne as an extra special treat.

Visited March 2013
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