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So Bar Richmond

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Nice Bar to finish the evening

After a great party we found SO Bar down a lovely lane. Great atmosphere, nice cocktails and... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2019
davidjenny
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Dublin, Ireland
Cocktails!

Had a great time at So Bar! Absolutely loved the cocktails! Lots of choice on their cocktail menu... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
leila1816
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
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“table service”(19 reviews)
“great cocktails”(21 reviews)
“happy hour”(16 reviews)
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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...more
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10 Brewers Lane, Richmond, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1HH, England
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+44 20 8940 0427
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was astounded that in a place the size of someone’s front room they charge a service fee. 6 normal drinks (nothing exotic) for £70!! Certainly won’t be returning.More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DaveWapping
Paul Reynolds D, General Manager at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello DaveWapping, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we always appreciate all feedback regardless of whether it is positive or negative. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was us was lacking. We pride ourselves on our cocktails, having a range...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great vibe. Great cocktails - and the prices were crazy low during Happy Hour. Table service was an absolute bonus, made me feel fancy AF. RECOMMEND.More

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Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Trip21028052046
Paul Reynolds D, General Manager at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Trip, Thank you for your shining review. This is probably one of my favourite reviews, I love to hear that the happy hour was worth coming in for, we believe the deal we offer is definitely a bargain. We pride ourselves on our cocktail...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to so bar many time and I can say their lever of customer service and the quality of their cocktails always upholds a high standard. I’m very fussy with my cocktails but there’s are good. Especially at happy hour. Staff are all...More

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Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Poonamv123
Paul Reynolds D, General Manager at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Poonamv123, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review for us. It's always great when our returning customers take the time to do so, it shows that our customer service and cocktails do stand up to time. I'm so glad you hear...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well well well! What an evening we had upstairs at So Bar! I spent a while searching for a private event space in SW London and found this lovely little gem in Richmond. The bookings team were extremely accommodating from start to finish, providing all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tommytailsBT
Paul Reynolds D, General Manager at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello TommytailsBT, Thank you for this amazing review! I'm extremely happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us on your private event. We thrive ourselves on our cocktails and our customer service which I can see both were met on this occassion...More

Reviewed March 11, 2019

The team are always very welcoming and happy to help make your occasion special, Hilary and the team are awesome and they make great cocktails as well.More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Flyer10282046986
Paul Reynolds D, General Manager at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Flyer, Thank you for your shining review! I'm so glad to hear that you had a great time when you visited us, we thrive ourselves on our customer service so I am glad to see that this shown through on your visit. We hope...More

Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

The cocktails are great and probably the best you will find in Richmond. However the service was extremely slow even taking into consideration how long each cocktail takes to prepare. We had really poor service throughout after being seated and told we wouldn’t need to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank scottsrich
Paul Reynolds D, General Manager at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Hello Scottsrich, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm sorry to hear that you experience with us was lacking in a few areas. I would firstly like to personally apologise for any of our staff members questioning you in regards to...More

Reviewed February 26, 2019

My girlfriend and i have been visiting the so bar pretty often over the past 9 years - We used to love it, We visited a few weeks ago which was our first time for a year. It just isn't as good as it used...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Discover51368813034
PaulReynoldsRichmond, Owner at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Hi Discover51368813034, Thank you for the feedback; so sorry to hear you think we've gone down hill. I have been running So Bar for the past 11 years and I can assure you that the drinks haven't got weaker as of late. We have (and...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

After a great party we found SO Bar down a lovely lane. Great atmosphere, nice cocktails and drinks. Lovely end to a great night.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davidjenny
Paul Reynolds D, General Manager at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hello Davidjenny, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review for us! It's always nice to see when customers have enjoyed their visit with us, i'm glad you enjoyed the cocktails and the atmosphere. I hope this mean you will be passing by...More

Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Watched a server walk in with 2 Tesco bags full of bottles of wine. Service charge on single drinks. Small, sweaty bar. You can’t order at the bar even if you are standing there, you must order from a server. Much better and cheaper bars...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rayberri
PaulReynoldsRichmond, Owner at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Hi Rayberri, Unfortunately our post-mix soda machine gave up the ghost last week and is awaiting repair, until this happens we've been having to purchase our soda from Tesco (we go through ALOT of soda) thus the bags full of bottles. We make no qualms...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Had a great time at So Bar! Absolutely loved the cocktails! Lots of choice on their cocktail menu, and each cocktail made to perfection. Great late night drinking venue. The vibe is intimate and perfect for a date or night out with friends. Great location...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank leila1816
Paul Reynolds D, General Manager at So Bar Richmond, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Hello Leila, Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us! I'm so glad to hear you had a good time when you visited us, we thrive ourselves on our cocktails and it's always good to see when people have enjoyed them....More

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