Long Bar at Sanderson

Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street
Fitzrovia, London
Tel: 020 7300 5588 Goodge Street 0.3 miles

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Thoughtfully made (and extremely strong) cocktails. Hated the net curtains. Filled with suits taking their secretaries out for a schmooze. Good place to get a seat if you don't fancy the crush of a trendier bar.

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 by micropig (10 reviews), 30 Nov 2009
A favourite of mine for whiling away weekend afternoons. Far from peak hour jostling, the garden is relaxing, the service is attentive and the drinks well made. My favourite is the Vesuvio - just don't burn your lips.

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 by B.B. (5 reviews), 24 Nov 2009
Now, I’m not advocating drinking in the afternoon, but if you happen to find yourself sat at the Long Bar at 15:30 on a Wednesday afternoon after a little shopping, you’ll have a great time. The service is flirty, attentive and spot on and the martinis are exquisite. If you have the misfortune of being there 17:00-22:00 Mon-Sat, you’ll probably find it full of hookers, excessively loud media types and the optimum of pretension. Suddenly Wednesday afternoon isn’t looking so shabby!

A male friend referred to the Long Bar as being the tackiest place ever. A female friend thinks it’s the best thing since sliced bread! Over to you...

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 by Milla (46 reviews), 19 Jan 2009
Dreadful place - full of prostitutes and the service is unbelievably slow... plus the prices are a joke!

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 by quincy (8 reviews), 31 Oct 2008
If you can't get a seat at the bar, don't bother. Good drinks, but short list. Painfully expensive - better drinks for less money elsewhere. The ambience/style/atmosphere isn't quite top notch enough to justify prices. Essentially a really ugly building made to look as good as it possibly could by using miles and miles of net curtains!

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 by StuH (39 reviews), 28 Sep 2008
Once you get past the trash and fake people standing around the bar trying to death-stare you, it is a beautiful bar (with not so beautiful but very surgically enhanced people!) The outside is nice too, if you ignore everyone round you and pretend they are not there. A great place... would be ideal if it was empty.

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 by cystalhaze (20 reviews), 06 Oct 2007
Yes it's pretentious, but if you get a seat at the bar you feel sexy. Sad but true!

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 by Boat Drinks (13 reviews), 29 Aug 2006
The Long Bar is full of people with loads of cash, some of these are the beautiful people and most are not. Drinks are very good as are the staff and the service offered. It's quite unashamed in its luxury and pretentiousness. If you don't like this kind of thing don't go. I think it's fun.

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 by Anonymous, 02 Aug 2005
I had a good time when I came here for my Valentine's a couple of years ago, but most of the people there just pretend you don't exist until you push your way through the rude crowd round the bar with a wad of money to get a drink, then all of a sudden you're noticed!

On the whole it's a nice place if you ignore the stuck ups!

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 by nankiepo (2 reviews), 30 Jun 2005
The main thing here (at least during the summer) is the wonderful courtyard. There are few places in London where one can sit outside and enjoy lush gardens, good cocktails and excellent bar snacks - it really is one of a kind.

There are outdoor heaters and many of the tables have large parasols, so even the notorious British weather needn't ruin a night out.

Get there early as the tables tend to get snapped up fairly quick. The burgers and the pasta with tomato marmelade also come highly recommended if you get peckish.

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 by tekka (34 reviews), 29 Jun 2004
Usually very full, so get there early if you don't want to be crushed against the huge central bar, or better still reserve a table out in the open atrium. White room, with floaty white curtains at the windows and quirky bar stools with eyes painted on their backs. it's quite a posey place, and a bit up itself. But there's a different and more intimate atmosphere outside.

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 by powerpuff (8 reviews), 17 Mar 2004
A few years back it was the place to be and be seen. These days it's still full of beautiful people but they just look that bit older. Not a bad place at all especially in the summer as they courtyard where you can sit, stand, chill etc. The drinks: about £10 for a G&T, those who find this a bit much should maybe buy themselves a bottle of the house white at about £25. When you are there make sure you check out the lift.

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 by Punkaj (26 reviews), 08 Mar 2004

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