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Abacus Bar - CLOSED

24 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND, England
+44 20 7337 6767
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible37%
Mar 23, 2016
“Nice old fashioned”
Oct 18, 2014
“Great”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
British
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
24 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND, England
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21 - 30 of 51 reviews

Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

The most drab, dull and empty place I've been in the city. Just don't go there. The people are horrible and everything is overpriced relative to nearby venues

Thank Danrzr
Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you are after classy night out then Abacus is not for you. But if after a place where you can always have good fun, get completely plastered with OK priced alcohol, and party till 3am after a busy day at work on Friday, then...More

Thank Special_Kay_13
Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Appalling bouncers -would not let my Indian and south East Asian colleagues in as they had 'white trainers' on - despite being given photographic evidence that many other customers were in the establishment with white trainers. They had entered the venue at the same time....More

6  Thank Miss2xw
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Good location with a mix of seating and dance areas, ideal for meeting a group post work before heading on into the night.

Thank Skateasy
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Went for lunch. Service was good and the food reasonable for the money. The place was quite rough around the edges though in presentation eg huge leather patch on the seat covering the presumably numerous tears. Why not reupholster? What I found totally unacceptable was...More

Thank jtontravels
AbacusBarManagement, General Manager at Abacus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for your lunch experience at Abacus. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your lunch and the service we provide. I agree with your comment regarding the patch work on the seating; however we...More

Reviewed September 12, 2013

Was welcomed by a friendly hostess and shown to our table. Ordered our drinks and meals from an efficient waitress. I had a steak mozzarella sandwich and my friend had a steak and ale pie. Both meals were very nice, although my steak was on...More

Thank TrueBlueCFC
AbacusBarManagement, General Manager at Abacus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review regarding the lunch experience you had at Abacus recently. We are constantly working hard to improve what we do, and I am happy that the staff showcased Abacus in a positive manner. We will...More

Reviewed September 9, 2013

Abacus has been a loyal after work drinks venue to me and my colleagues for years - the atmosphere is good, the bar staff are extremely efficient and happy hour prices are good value - lunch is also really good value. Thanks Abacus for being...More

Thank Mattsowary
AbacusBarManagement, General Manager at Abacus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review for Abacus. We are always trying to improve our product, offers and service we provide to our loyal customers from the City and beyond. I am happy to hear you have stuck by us...More

Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went to Abacus bar last night16/08/2013 after we had an advanced booking as a work colleage was having his leaving do there, when we arrived we were told to go to the right side of the entrance, we did this only for the bouncer...More

3  Thank dustyfoot
AbacusBarManagement, General Manager at Abacus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Please let me apologise if you feel that our door policy was discriminatory; however I can assure you that it is not. Our policies are in place to both protect the venue license and the safety of our customers; and we are aware as a...More

Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went to Abacus bar last night16/08/2013 after we had an advanced booking as a work colleage was having his leaving do there, when we arrived we were told to go to the right side of the entrance, we did this only for the bouncer...More

2  Thank Dustyfoot11
Reviewed August 15, 2013

I went for a drink at Abacus on Thursday afternoon and the place is amazing. Very nice service, specially Sophia, a young waitress, who was very friendly and happy to help as well as very professional. Superb experience. Highly recommendedMore

Thank Peter88280
AbacusBarManagement, General Manager at Abacus Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Peter, Many thanks for taking the time to write a positive review of your experience at Abacus. I am pleased to read your comments on the service you received on Thursday evening, and in particular the positive review of Sophia and the service she provided....More

Nearby
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“The City” is one of London's most historic and
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every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$8 - $19
Cuisine
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7337 6767
  • E-mail
Description
Perfectly positioned in the vibrant heart of the City, next to the Royal Exchange, Abacus is a stylish hive of activity for wining and dining. Whether you are seeking a relaxed yet fun ambience or high energy, Abacus has somewhere to suit your mood. A light, bright and relaxing bar, the Upstairs Lounge is decked with chandeliers, leather and marble, making it the perfect place to chill after work. It also incorporates the Abacus Cafe. With its cosy wood and leather details, it is perfect for lunches and after-work nibbles and platters. Alternatively, the Lower Lounge is an upbeat and lively bar with tall tables and low leather sofas, whilst the Abacus Club is truly decadent, featuring funky lights, black leather furnishings and a spacious dance floor. With plenty to enjoy, Abacus is a hip and enticing place to let loose after a hard day's work.
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