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“Simply the best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bassoon Bar

Bassoon Bar
Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD, England
020 7321 3200
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Ranked #79 of 17,944 Restaurants in London
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Combining a relaxed and intimate ambience with a stimulating dash of theatre, Bassoon’s team of highly-skilled mixologists invite you to experience an innovative array of classic and bespoke cocktails served to you with impeccable 21st century style.
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“Simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Went back after a couple of years. Still the best bar in London. Not just a Fantastic atmosphere and great cocktails; also the best, most attentive without being to intrusive service I have ever had. The manager (still the same from day 1), has built a fantastic place. I was seating near the Dj station, Giusto (I think is the DJ's name) seemed to read what music me and my party wanted to hear. As Tina Turner would have said: Simply the best

Visited February 2014
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Bassoon Bar, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Thank you for posting a glowing review of your experience in Bassoon at Corinthia Hotel London. The live music every evening adds to the atmosphere, from the soft jazz classics at cocktail hour to livelier music later on. Domenico has been the manager since it opened and is passionate about both offering the warmest of welcomes and serving the best bespoke cocktails in town. We very much appreciate your kind compliments and look forward to greeting you on your return.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent cocktails but the un-attentive service drags the place down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The cocktails are beautiful, the bar is lovely with a decent atmosphere. It wasn't busy when we were there and the service was very poor. Would have loved to stay for more drinks but the server did not notice we had empty gasses for 15 minutes until I had to go to the bar and ask for the bill, the manager was equally non observant. Service is better in Northall but not as good of atmosphere. Unfortunately, would not return.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Bassoon Bar, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your experience in Bassoon. We are very disappointed that in this instance we failed to exceed your expectations.. Please may I ask that you contact me directly so that I may address your concerns personally and restore your faith in Corinthia London.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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“Best in London!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The interior design is just amazing.
Art déco at its best. Small, cozy heavenly. A bar feeling which is memorable the golden twenties luxury Bar feeling
Staff could not have been more welcoming extremely friendly professional and the Manager Dominico remembered our name and what was our table in our previous visit.
Thank you again

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Bassoon Bar, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for posting a glowing review of your experience at Bassoon in Corinthia Hotel London. The stunning art-deco bar was designed by David Collins, who really has encapsulated the Jazz Age era. We are delighted that the manager, Domenico and his team offered exemplary customer service, and they all are looking forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager.
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“Amazing Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Last Thursday, my first time there.
I felt myself comfortable and happy
that's the perfect bar.
My martini cocktail was Divine
try it and let me know :-)
Great entertainment, not the boring stuff as usual
kind of theatrical gig.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Bassoon Bar, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for a posting a great review of your experience in Bassoon bar at the Corinthia Hotel London. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the live music, which is different each evening, check out the website or facebook for the daily music schedule. We look forward to welcoming you back to your prefect bar to try many more of the bespoke cocktails on the Bassoon menu.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Class & luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Amazing friendly staff, luxury surroundings and delicious cocktails - what more can you ask for!

The guys here work hard to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Possibly my favourite place in London.

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MatthewDixon, General Manager at Bassoon Bar, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thank you for posting a kind review of your experience in Bassoon at Corinthia Hotel London. We really appreciate your positive feedback, especially your comments regarding the very dedicated Bassoon team, who look forward to welcoming you back to your favourite bar in London.

Kind Regards, Matthew Dixon, General Manager
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