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B@1 (Be At One), Putney (Bar)
“Love this bar! We head over there on a Friday night We get there early around 7:30/8 to grab a seat at the back of the bar. By 9 the place is packed. Get a group of you all together and order different cocktails. That way you get to sample a fair few (depending how many of you there are and how many rounds you do!)”
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Nina, London 12 Apr 12

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Rotunda, Kings Cross (Bar / Restaurant)
“I went to The Guardian Open Weekend event last Saturday. One of the venues was where The Rotunda is so my two friends and I decided to go for the beer & burger for £10 offer. Service was bad. I'm not sure if the staff were badly treated volunteers because a) they appeared to have no clue on how to work in a restaurant, b) they didn't seem to care. I felt on several occasions I could read some of the waiters minds and they were thinking 'I'm not being paid enough or at all to do this.' In my experience volunteers always do a job to the best of their abilities because they’re supper keen to make a good impression. It’s only when you’re treated badly that one starts to behave in a bad manner. And so I question the management of this venue. Being seated took forever. Ordering took forever. Being served took FOREVER. While two of us got served after an age and a day my other friend (the hungriest one of all) had to wait a further ten minutes despite me seeing the dish already prepared and waiting under the hot light to be delivered to his hungry jaws. The bar looked atrocious with all the empty glasses piled up on the counter. A diner sitting on the table next to us tutted – she’s a waitress and was appalled that the empties were left in full view – “all empties should immediately be put in the dishwasher or if there’s no room under the counter out of sight!” I agreed completely. She also had to wait for longer than necessary for her order. To be fair the burger was incredible. The beef was cooked to perfection and the bun struggled to contain the numerous layers of cheese, gherkins, and relish. There was a generous portion of chips too. When we’d finished we kept on getting the Evil Eye from the staff as if we had to push off as soon as our plates were scraped and licked clean and the contents of the beer bottle glugged down. But we had no intentions of leaving so soon after eating a mammoth meal. Besides, our next booked event wasn’t on until 5:30. We would have ordered more drinks but we didn’t want to add to the ever growing mountain of empty glasses and bottles on the bar.”
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Nina, London 26 Mar 12

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Bourne & Hollingsworth, Fitzrovia (Bar / Club)
“Went to The Wandering bar a couple of weeks ago (set up in the Amnesty International HQ). Such a fantastic night. I love the quirkiness of Bourne & Hollingsworth in Fitzrovia - everything from the cocktails in teacups and jam jars, DJ and decor are just wonderful. Only thing with the wandering bar was the cocktails weren't up to the high standard set by B&H - at times they were way too strong and one friend commented that the cocktails tasted like rocket fuel and I was inclined to agree. We stuck to gin and tonics for the rest of the night.”
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Nina, London 23 Mar 12

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The Gallery at Sketch London, Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant)
“I love any place that makes me feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole and Sketch's Parlour room is THE place that makes that fantasy of mine a reality. Not only was the Louis XV furniture and quirky pattisserie perfect for an after work session in Wonderland, but the service was ace - no queen would dare chop off any heads as they'd have no reason to! I recommend the gin cocktails and any of the dessert tarts.”
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Nina, London 29 Aug 11

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