Bar Red

5 Kingly Street
Soho, London
W1B 5PF
Tel: 020 7434 3417 Oxford Circus 0.3 miles

Enthusiastic and capable mixologists serve up reasonably priced cocktails. Recently refurbished with a popular restaurant downstairs.


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We went to Red last night and had a great time, the staff are very friendly and the cocktails are amazing and reasonable, I will definitely come again!

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 by Katy P, 29 Jul 2010
We reserved an area here to start my hen party off at. Sat down, only to be told they would not allow people in fancy dress. Pathetic. I would not waste my time going back.

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 by aperson, 13 Jul 2008
Didn't even make it. After trying to book an area a month in advance, we met with possibly the snootiest woman of all time, who wouldn't give a reason but said she was "unable to accommodate us" in such a patronising and rude way. After hearing it was great for booking and being so welcoming, this woman has put me off ever attempting to go there again.

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 by jemimastar (4 reviews), 03 Nov 2007
Not a bad bar but it probably thinks more of itself than it's actually worth. Music is a bit 'Heart FM' for a Saturday night. Doorman was a bit of a sour puss.

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 by hotbody, 01 Apr 2007
Friendly staff and very accommodating. I took my husband to London for his birthday. We didn't realise you needed reservations to get into wine bars in Soho on a Saturday night (!), but the doorman here was really friendly and managed to get us a table. The service and atmosphere were great, so we stayed all night!

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 by sds (2 reviews), 28 Mar 2007
I had my birthday here a couple of weeks ago and had a fab time! Great atmosphere, drinks and music. Will definitely be going back.

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 by Londongal, 10 Oct 2006
Incredibly courteous. Had a birthday there and the staff were great. Match was on so all the guys were happy, great drinks so all the girls were even happier. Good, reasonably priced platters as well. Management made me feel very welcome.

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 by Zee_London, 22 Jun 2006
Love it, love it! The staff are unusually friendly and efficient, wine list is great and the venue is one of the most ambient I've seen. Got to be seen to be believed!

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 by Anonymous, 14 Oct 2005
Great place, good music and excellent cocktails. Friendly staff and brilliant service!

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 by Anonymous, 26 Jun 2005
Somebody with an axe to grind below - it's neither over-priced or pretentious, at least not if your comparing it to any other decent Soho bar. Good cocktails and service from friendly staff with reasonable prices.

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 by Anonymous, 26 Nov 2004
Over priced, pretentious.

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 by Anonymous, 09 Nov 2004
I keep going back to Bar Red as although it's small, it never seems too crowded, and has friendly bar staff. Perfect for a first date!

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 by ac (37 reviews), 08 Mar 2004


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