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The Nightjar

#181 of 18,297 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$
129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB, England
+44 20 7253 4101
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (12 reviews)
“cocktail bar” (43 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB, England
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1 - 10 of 435 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked a table at the Nightjar a couple of months ago. We arrived at 8 to find a throng of people trying to get in without a reservation but if you're not on the list, you're not getting in. Even getting through the door...More

Thank RogerAllison
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unforgettable night filled with amazing jazz in a prohibition style bar. The drinks crafted by the mixologist are beautiful. These guys/gals are truly talented. The garnish on one of our beverages was thyme/misc. botanicals & was charred and wrapped up in cedar wood paper. It...More

1  Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to book a month in advance to get a table on a weekend night, but it was definitely worth a wait! The place is very cozy, they have life music and excellent service. The cocktails are just amazing: all come in a different...More

1  Thank PandiMcPandaFace
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to bars such as the Artesian, Attaboy, their sister bar Oriole. When you are paying £12-15, you not only expect exquisite cocktails, but a bar that brings an experience. All aspects must be at its best, taste, service, location and ambiance. The...More

1  Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a cocktail fan, this is your place....the presentations are outta this world and the flavours are complex but still amazing...they use very exotic ingredients but combiations are well balanced always.. Staff (Pedro and Nikolette) are super friendly and will help you with...More

1  Thank robert_agui88
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Pedro guided us through their array of cocktails. Each presented to us with the most amazing theatrical presentation. Loved it. Thank you

1  Thank neg2471
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Fun and unique cocktails that are delicious. Nice atmosphere, with a live band. It was an enjoyable evening. I would recommend booking ahead, as this place is usually booked. Otherwise you'd have to queue outside until a table became available.

1  Thank AllieFromDown
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Well this place is incredible! Complete unique from anywhere we had been before, Shown to our table by a waitress she explained the cocktails and the menu very well! We ordered the recommended cocktails and they were superb, The live band playing were incredible we...More

1  Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Very good cocktails, a bit pricey but worrh it. Nice band was playing that night, we had a great evening. Will definitely be back!

1  Thank Doubous35
Reviewed July 28, 2017

had a fun evening at nightjar: Drinks were very different in interesting glasses. the service was attentive and the music was wonderful

1  Thank Dundasmom
The western front of the edgy East End, Shoreditch is
a perennially trendy haven for anything “street” – be
it art, food, or fashion. With its handful of well
connected transportation links dotting its perimeter,
along with an ever increasing variety of shops,
hotels, bars, and restaurants, it's easy to explore
this trend-conscious and youth-oriented neighborhood.
There's a lingering post-industrial grit about
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Questions & Answers
July 18, 2017|
Response from Edweil | Property representative |
You'll have little problem flagging down a taxi right outside on City Road. Our doormen will always be happy to help too.
January 21, 2017|
Response from Edweil | Property representative |
Dear Rappiah. We don't have a dance floor per se but our guests frequently grtnunand dance the the foot-tapping live jazz and swing we routinely play on Saturday night
January 9, 2017|
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Response from Tammy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes very very safe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighborhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7253 4101
  • E-mail
A multi-award winning vintage bar and music venue specialising in amazing cocktail serves.

Voted into the World's Top 3 bars for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

We also have a small tapas menu for those who come with an appetite.
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