So Bar Richmond

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So Bar Richmond
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5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
About
A table service cocktail bar seconds from Richmond Green. Specialising in fresh fruit cocktails, well-made classics and home-made tapas. Happy hours: Monday 5pm-11pm Tuesday-Thursday 5pm-7pm Friday 4pm-7pm Saturday Midday-5pm Tables, areas and private room available for booking.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Oliver E
Hampton, UK140 contributions
Great place for a celebration
Nov 2021 • Friends
I booked a table for my friends and I to enjoy my birthday drinks and a spot of dinner. On arrival there were some crazy aggressive people trying to get in who hadn't booked which luckily there was no space.

The entire evening we were attended to very well by the team and the cocktails certainly hit the spot. We ate a little to keep us going and the food was certainly worthwhile too.

A slight complication when I tried to pay but most likely down to the copious amount of drinks I'd already had. Thanks for a spot on evening guys!
Written November 16, 2021
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Explorer446556
1 contribution
So much fun
Aug 2021 • Friends
Last night my friends and I celebrated our mates engagement, we had an absolute blast thanks to Anastasia ( I hope I have remembered her name correctly) You were so accommodating , allowing us to request songs and just generally creating a really fun atmosphere. Thank you so much ! :)
Written August 20, 2021
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Dave B
3 contributions
Please revert to the way you were
May 2021
Not what I expected to write, as have been going here for years and enjoyed the great 2:4:1 happy hour and tremendous atmosphere for years. Sadly when I booked a table to meet my gf and a dear friend there on 24th May, it fell sadly short of expectations. When we arrived at 6pm (half way through what was a usual happy hour) the bar was empty. First oder of cocktails arrived incomplete (run out of passion fruit for the pornstar martini) - no excuse other than they just didn't have any. Second drink (margarita) was a tiny drink in a tiny glass that was only half full. At this point we asked what was going on and the only answer we got was "Covid, we can't afford to do things like we used to". I get the hardship people, but can I suggest this isn't the way to rebuild your business to the wonderful thing it once was!
Written June 3, 2021
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Andrew B
10 contributions
Great cocktails
May 2021 • Couples
Brilliant vibe in this cocktail bar. Quite expensive but really nice buzz about it. My wife and I went here for a few drinks prior to going for dinner. It’s a cool bar with a good vibe
Written May 22, 2021
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Che
Greater London, UK12 contributions
Double standard staff
Nov 2020
I booked a table for 2 for our last night out before lockdown 2.0. Upon arrival I was told I could not enter/go to my table (which was about 60cm from the entrance) unless I was wearing a" formal face mask". The lady told me I should go and buy one from Tesco. But I indeed had a face covering, which completely covered my mouth and nose, secure, and in fact was a thicker material than the medical masks people in the bar had on. The government guidelines state face coverings, so I was baffled as to why it had to be a "formal mask" when everyone in the bar had multiple different styles and material masks.
Thankfully my friend had a spare "formal mask" and reached over from the table to let me use it, so I was then able to take 2 steps to my table wearing the "formal mask". During the night I witnessed a couple people walking around the bar/going upstairs without their masks (they were not exempt as they came inside with them on) and nothing was said to them?
I also saw one of staff repeatedly take off her mask to talk to her colleagues, and she even stood right next to the lady who told me my face covering wasn't allowed. So how is having no mask, or taking it down for a good few minutes okay, but wearing a face covering that is not a "formal mask" not okay? I dread to think if you even let people inside who are exempt seeing as my face covering was such an issue! It set a negative tone for my evening at so bar. Apart from the double standards from that one lady, the drinks were nice and service was good. But beware for following government guidelines, they will pick and choose when its okay to wear a mask, take them off their faces and then try to refuse entry to a customer who is following guidelines. Nonsense!
Written November 8, 2020
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Cath W
New Malden, UK4 contributions
Beyond rude
Oct 2020 • Friends
I've never ever been to a place with so little customer service! We called ahead and asked if we would get in. It had only just opened (5.00 o clock). We were told to take a chance. We did, we were given a table in an almost empty bar, served our drinks and 30 minutes later told to leave! There is a way to speak to people and they certainly don't know how. They took our money quite happily but didn't want us to finish our drinks. I certainly won't be going again. They need to learn customer service. Disgraceful
Written October 9, 2020
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Hello 347cathw, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. As I explained on the night to you and your guests, both on the phone and when you arrived, we had been fully booked for a week and only had the table available until 5:50pm, due to the fact that we are currently in a pandemic, we need time to make sure the table has been sufficiently cleaned and sanitised for the guest who had booked their tables in advance, hence why we ask for you to be off the table at 5:50pm for our booked guests at 6:00pm. We always tell any guests who have not booked a table but are calling ahead, that if they are passing by it is worth popping in incase we have a cancellation, unfortunately in this situation we had no cancellations and only had that one table for 30 minutes, which you were informed of before we admitted you in to the bar. Next time I suggest that you try to book in advance using our website and booking system table agent to guarantee you have a table for a sufficient amount of time. Kind regards, Hilary.
Written October 12, 2020
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Sarah O
2 contributions
Unhappy hour
Oct 2020 • Friends
Beautiful bar run by kids. Made to feel very unwelcome. Given six drinks at happy hour which were mainly ice then basically told to leave and offered plastic cups to finish them off in the street after 40 minutes. Once they’d taken our money of course. We were three 50ish year olds having a school reunion and were spoken to most disrespectfully. We arrived at 5pm and were sent out on our ear by a bunch of kids at 6pm!! What has the world come to one asks oneself? Anyway we found a lovely pub afterwards who didn’t want us to leave despite the new curfew which restored our faith in human nature
Written October 9, 2020
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Hello Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. As I explained on the night to you and your guests, both on the phone and when you arrived, we had been fully booked for a week and only had the table available until 5:50pm, due to the fact that we are currently in a pandemic, we need time to make sure the table has been sufficiently cleaned and sanitised for the guest who had booked their tables in advance, hence why we ask for you to be off the table at 5:50pm for our booked guests at 6:00pm. We always tell any guests who have not booked a table but are calling ahead, that if they are passing by it is worth popping in incase we have a cancellation, unfortunately in this situation we had no cancellations and only had that one table for 30 minutes, which you were informed of before we admitted you in to the bar. Next time I suggest that you try to book in advance using our website and booking system table agent to guarantee you have a table for a sufficient amount of time. Kind regards, Hilary.
Written October 12, 2020
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Denny
London, UK326 contributions
Great little bar!
Sep 2020 • Friends
Really enjoyed our visit here - lovely staff, great (and unusual) cocktails and a nice atmosphere! Would definitely visit again!
Written September 11, 2020
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Hello 1DeniseS, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm so glad to hear you had a good time, and you liked the cocktails, we are trying to branch out and give our bartenders the opportunity to create new and interesting drinks and it is nice to see it's paying off. We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Hilary.
Written September 16, 2020
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Michael A
Sydney, Australia72 contributions
Beyond rude!
Aug 2020 • Couples
They’ll add an extra round on to your bill and then say you need to wait until the police arrive to receive your true bill - yet the can’t show you the CCTV where they claim they claim they have to you on camera ordering an extra two rounds.

Dodgy. Rude. Deceptive. Please go elsewhere!
Written August 1, 2020
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Stay483095
United Kingdom3 contributions
Great experience and we will be back for more!
Jun 2020 • Couples
Thank you so much So Bar. We ordered their Pornstar Martinis, they might seem a bit pricey but a great service & they were delicious & loved all the little bottles, measuring jug & instructions. It worked a treat. We would highly recommend. We will definitely be ordering again. Livened up out Friday evening.
Written June 12, 2020
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Hi Stay483095, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the cocktail kit, we will hopefully be making a few 'How to' videos at some point in the near future for customer to make a few more of our cocktails from home. We hope you will pop in for a visit now we are back open. Warm regards, Hilary.
Written September 1, 2020
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