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The Nightjar

#377 of 18,401 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$
129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB, England
+44 20 7253 4101
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (12 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“cocktail bar” (45 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB, England
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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, romantic, live music, excellent ambience - highly recommend. The cocktails are custom made and full of flavour. Slight criticism was the service can be slow, limited mocktail options and there were additional charges on top of the relatively pricey (albeit worth it) cocktails.

Thank Bhups1980
Reviewed November 16, 2016

At Nightjar you get outstanding cocktails, friendly service, and an intimate stage with great acoustics....the result is a perfect place to listen to jazz. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely return.

Reviewed November 16, 2016

Really enjoyed my experience at Nightjar. We made our reservation about a week ahead of time for a Wednesday evening at 8:45 pm to catch the music that began around 9:15 pm. We tried a variety of drinks and loved them all. The table comes...More

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Exciting, creative and fancy cocktails pleasing the eye but not the palate. Good to impress dates and young but rich foreign students. Would like to go back when music is on. Staff were very helpful but again, a good cocktail is only difficult to make...More

Thank EZPOxford
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We 've been in this place twice and is always like the first!! The atmosphere,the staff and the service is fantastic. Cocktails? We tried many and ... they are very tasty ,the presentation is awesome. Congratulations to Maria (the waitress) very professional.

Thank youngroby
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Shoreditch on saturday night. We were able to recognize the property as there were people standing in the line, as the entrance looks anonymous (like a regular house entrance). We've been lucky as some people ahead refused to wait any longer and...More

Thank Federica G
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

One of the best cocktail bars I've ever been to. The coctails are very tasty and exceptionally well designed. On most nights starting 9 pm there is a live show. Please note that reservation is needed days ahead on weekdays and weeks ahead on weekends.

Thank ZorikU
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a bar that I highly recommend! The decor and atmosphere takes you to a different era and the live music adds to it a lot. I wish the live musicians were a bit more the "heart" of the place , as we felt...More

Thank ChristinaLimberi
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Interesting tastes and visually very well designed cocktails. Definitely worth a visit. Drinks are expensive but there is a great effort put in every single one. Food comes in very small portions. Tables are crazy small. Four of us weren't comfortable at one table. I...More

Thank Levi F
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Queued for 45 mins on a Sunday night. Wasn't exactly pleased I had to with so many other places nearby we could have walked straight into, but my wife was keen. As soon as we were in, I understood what its about. You really feel...More

1  Thank mrneilo_h
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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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
October 28, 2017|
Response from Edweil | Property representative |
Hey - there’s no entrance fee but Wednesday to Saturday we have a live music cjsrge added to be bill which goes to the musicians.
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.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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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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