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The Nightjar


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#490 of 18,786 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cosy night bar in the heart of the city is an hidden jem. Truly 5 sense cocktail experience. Huge range of cocktails, detailed explanation, and great presentation. The only cons, I was expecting a bigger size drinks. Music in the background is lovely, not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ste_0478
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

L.O.V.E.D this place! The decor and atmosphere of the place is super cozy. The drink menu is extensive, with many fun, different cocktails. Service is super good. The servers are very attentive, always filling your glass of water or making sure you are all good...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 993mathildah
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favorite cocktail spots in London. Their menu is extensive with a perfect cocktail for everyone. The drinks are unique, well-balanced, and delicious and the presentation is beautiful. My favorites include the Yorkshire Punch (a sharing cocktail) and the Forager’s Shrub....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank amandald316
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Awesome cocktails and service that is second to none. It is a little hidden away, but that makes finding it all the better!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CristianSalgado82
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Had a lovely evening at Nightjar - a great place to experience when in London. An old speakeasy-style subterranean bar on City Road in tech-land. We were lucky to get in as "walk-ins" (we hadn't booked), probably because we arrived there at 8:30pm and the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Linda C
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Delicious well-presented cocktails. Very attentive service and very knowledgeable about their drinks. Great live music. It is not a restaurant and it has average food and snacks. It can feel quite cramped

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David V
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Came here with my friend on a Thursday evening- the table was booked which was essential as it was busy. There were live jazz musicians and the atmosphere was very “speak easy”. The cocktails were sublime and the waitresses explained what was in them. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Dandiedo
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

I give this bar five stars. Granted I had to make reservations, but given the amount of love put into every drink, I felt it was totally a good system to have in place. I was seated next to the bar, so I was able...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Madsoph
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

We went here for my birthday, so I went with the intention of getting the most out of the establishment. We tried 16 cocktails aswell as enjoying watching them being created and others reaction to their choices. Overall a wonderful experience, it's expensive but something...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DonatoD948
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited the Nightjar late last year and loved it. We just had to go back and we were just as happy this visit. They have a great selection of cocktails and we even had a sharing cocktail served in a smoking copper owl. This...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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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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October 25, 2018|
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Response from David Y | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so its very steep stairs going down to the venue. Go to the bike shed.
August 21, 2018|
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Response from w0nderl0st | Reviewed this property |
FWIW - My experience was that if you didn't have reservations you had a very small chance of being able to enter later.
Rebecca B
November 16, 2017|
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Response from RogerAllison | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rebbecca. Your deposit will not be taken off your card bur the cover charge put on your final bill. If you have booked a table to watch a band, after 9 on a Saturday, there is a cover charge for the table. I think it... More
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