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Pause (Bar)

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80-84 Leadenhall Street, City of London, London, EC3A 3DH
Cuisine: Bar
Tel: 020 7621 0850 | Email to Pause | Transport: Aldgate | Write review

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If you like a bar that’s just suits and secretaries then get your paws into Pause. Just moments from the Hammersmith & City Line, this aptly named bar is what cool cats thought was groovy two years ago. Its so 2003, darling!

The décor may well be plush and the happy hour certainly boasts half price bottles of wine from 5-7pm on weekdays, but lets face it, this bar belongs in Swindon (see also Slough, Milton Keynes or Stevenage): it is very neutral, very boring and very beige.

Overpriced beers, cold red wine, and music that would be more at home in a lift, Pause is all about cocktails, conversation and colonic self-love. Mobile phones can’t even get a reception, so the paying public has got no chance.

If former Prime Minister John Major had resigned half way through his term in order to open up a ‘funky new joint in the city’, then Pause is what we would’ve been cursed with.

Customer Reviews for Pause

Average (based on 4 votes): 4 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Absolutely superb place, can't fault anything. Great service, fair prices and a nice atmosphere - even if the music can be a tad loud! The people who run Pause used to be with Urbium, but this is ten times better than any of their old places.”
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wfg, London (12 years 1 months 5 days ago)

“Don't know the guy that wrote your opinion on the header page but this is the city not the rather camper west end/soho. Yes, it's suits and secretaries but that is what people do for a living in the city. Compared to other city bars this offers fantastic value for money, especially at lunch time and the service is second to none in the price band. The food is excellent too. This bar is aimed at city people and is frankly, a breath of fresh air. Suggest your reviewer sticks to Soho where the colour of candles seems to score more points than the level of service. This is a good honest bar that retains a high level of regular, happy patrons.”
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Michael Knowler, London (12 years 1 months 11 days ago)

“Nice enough bar, although a bit on the small side. We reserved an area only to find on arrival that it was overrun with other people ... the waitresses did a very good job of clearing the area for us though, and their service throughout the evening was great. HOWEVER ... one of the main reasons we went to Pause was the Happy Hour until 7pm. Only when I received the bill did I realise the exclusions to this policy ... house champagne and beers are NOT in happy hour. The waitress failed to tell me this even though I specifically asked her if we were indeed in Happy Hour. VERY DISAPPOINTED, considering the number of bottles of champagne and beers we had, this made a significant difference to the bill. We did have a fantastic party but this has been marred somewhat by the Happy Hour incident! (and this bar is not cheap anyway...)”
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Simon, London (12 years 10 months ago)

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“Awesome a. Just nice to relax at the end of the day and gradually pick it up as the night goes on. Good music all the time and great food!!!!!!!!!!!”
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Matthew Sim, [ Unknown ] (14 years 7 days ago)

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Pause is available for private hire on Saturdays and Sundays...
Later opening is possible for private events.

Updated 15/09/2006

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