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Janet's Bar

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#1,554 of 1,624 Quick Bites in London
#19,073 of 21,971 Places to Eat in London
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Late Night, Drinks
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Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I can confidently say that I have never been treated this way in any establishment prior to this awful bar. I have never written a review before today but I couldn't let this slide. We went in 8 friends and each ordered (extremely overpriced and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ips90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great night spent at Janet's Nice quirky bar with great atmosphere and nice staff, great expresso martinis!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank alej093
JanetsBar, Manager at Janet's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this kind review! We work hard to create a fun and friendly atmosphere!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best time I had with my friends in a very long time. Lovely people, lovely staff, full of good energy! Save some time for yourself to go to Janet's bar!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 597leandrol
JanetsBar, Manager at Janet's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! Our team always try our best to give people a good time. See you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the worst experiences I have had in a bar. We went in undecided on what we wanted. We were rudely asked for ID. When we decided what drinks we wanted a card machine was shoved in our face. £24 for 2 double gin...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank IzzyB154
JanetsBar, Manager at Janet's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are slightly confused- why are you offended that we asked you for ID? The law states that if you look under 25 that we should ask for ID. You should be flattered instead of being so chippy. It is normal for most bars and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bar a few metres from south Kensington tube station and not easy to figure out. When you see a note which says "minimum spend £3.50 per person" that automatically tells you about what sort of customers frequent the place. Even when I...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Yellowtopcab
JanetsBar, Manager at Janet's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We have these signs in place as we have cases where people come in a group and not all of them buy a drink, and take up space and use the facilities. We are a bar and a small business,...More

Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

First time we've visited this place was even nice. No problems at all. But on the next day She came out of shadow! Owner is the rudest person I've ever seen. Can't believe that it's possible to have a business with direct communication with customers...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 370kirillv
JanetsBar, Manager at Janet's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We have a simple rule at Janet's Bar: Everyone must buy a drink. It does not have to be alcoholic (a soft drink is fine), but it shows some respect to us if you are taking up space in our small venue. We are a...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Can someone please open a late night, relaxed bar in South Kensington? This place sucks; filthy, overpriced, incredibly rude owner. None of the staff know anything about drinks, measures or cocktails- just haven’t been trained properly. You can tell how friendly the establishment is by...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Lucy L
JanetsBar, Manager at Janet's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

If you don't like it then why do you keep coming back? No one is forcing you. All the staff are fully trained, and all drinks are poured on the bar with exact measures. We have many happy customers who keep coming back for more,...More

Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Went here with a few friends. The barman tried to charge my mate’s girlfriend £8 for a pint that wasn’t even full and then got into an argument when she asked for a top up. Genuinely one of the worst pubs I’ve ever been to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank apc1997
JanetsBar, Public Relations Manager at Janet's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is very strange as we don't do pints?? We only serve bottled beer and the prices are on the many menus located both outside and inside the bar. You can clearly view all the bottled beer in the fridge directly behind the bar, and...More

Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

I actually looked to see if there was a hidden camera! How can a drink be so awful?? A warm vodka and flat coke, and a crap supermarket beer (tesco £1.15) for £16! Most Bizarre woman and hapless bartender who was terrified of this complete...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank blondi_10
JanetsBar, Manager at Janet's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Why don't you go sit in Tesco if you prefer the prices there? Also, the prices are on all the many menus outside and inside the bar, so people can check prices before coming inside and/or ordering (3 beers are not £36, so we don't...More

Reviewed February 28, 2019

Terrible place, avoid it at all costs! It looks fun but the owner Janet is a disgrace I can't wrap my head around her. She is the rudest person I've come across in London or probably anywhere. She's a 70 year old american drunkard about...More

Date of visit: February 2019
7  Thank sofia r
JanetsBar, Manager at Janet's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hmmmmm. Clearly you are a very insecure person who has no idea. Wish you all the best.

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