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North Pole Piano Restaurant, Bar & South Pole Club (Bar, Restaurant, Club)

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131 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 8JA
Cuisine: Modern European Average Price: £25
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North Pole Piano Restaurant, Bar & South Pole Club Review

Note to readers: This review is written through a foggy haze that can only be blamed on the night of debauchery experienced in this venue. The potential for merriment is so great at the North Pole; entry should come with a warning. Contained in this one venue are three fundamental components of a memorable night out: a pleasurable dinning experience, a decent bar in which to set the mood for the evening and finally a boozy basement club.

Despite remaining under one roof for the entire evening, I still feel as though a funny adventure took place. What ended with us attempting to find a night bus home had started so innocently in the first floor restaurant. Here we dined on delicious modern European cuisine served to us by attentive, accommodating staff in warm, comfortable surroundings. With scallops and crab cake for starters and the chicken and vegetarian tortellini for our mains, we were left satisfied and impressed. Seated in the cosy, intimate space was couples and small parties. In the adjoining room, larger groups of diners were also clearly enjoying themselves. At 8pm the resident pianist joined the room and what could have been a corny gimmick was actually a really pleasant addition (every last Wednesday they have a singer in the style of Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra). In fact, after our meal my friend and I were so tickled by the food, service and atmosphere, it would have been near impossible to ruin our night.

The morning after the night before we decided the layout of this venue is an architectural metaphor. As we descended the stairs to the lower level bar and then later to the basement club, our descent into debauchment was inevitable. In the lower level bar we drank mojitos amongst a crowd of trendy 20-somethings, many of whom we assumed were trying to escape the outdated pubs found in the centre of Greenwich. The crowd was neither friendly nor intimidating. We decided the bar could definitely be a good starting venue.

At this point we were still unaware of the basement club. Upon leaving our hankering for a good time must have been all too clear since the bouncer directed us downstairs. We found a small, crowded club that even through the slowly descending fog we could tell people were dancing and having themselves a good time – so we joined them.

The three levels although convenient also proved to be a lethal combination – for us. Without the fresh air gained from the usual stumble from one venue to another the night quickly caught up with us. The North Pole, however, comes highly recommended. Plus, you have been warned…
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Customer Reviews for North Pole Piano Restaurant, Bar & South Pole Club

Average (based on 11 votes): 11 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“My family recently held a surpise 80th birthday party at this venue. I have to honestly say I was very disappointed. The staff were rude, lacked either the basic customer service. The party started at 7pm, as parties go, guests do not pile through the door at the same time. We were later informed by family that they were charged entrance fee. We booked the venue 7pm-11pm. At 10.30pm bouncers interrupted the party, saying we are to change the music, and to clear the decorations. At 10.45pm we were marched out of the venue. Although the party was enjoyable, a well attended event, it was almost spoilt. We paid a decent amount of money for this venue, the service we received was awful. I would never recommend this venue.”
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Miss Sophia Charlotte, London (4 years 7 months 24 days ago)

“Came here for dinner after being recommended by a couple of friends. The prices were very reasonable and quality was just outstanding! Service was very professional with with a nice laid back atmosphere at the same time. Brilliant pianist and lovely decor. Lovely bar downstairs with a big garden at the back. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for delicious food, a buzzing atmosphere and to those who have a taste for cocktails!!”
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Henry neeson, Blackheath (6 years 6 months 21 days ago)

“i like this restaurant very much, food is very delicious quality best, and presentation is so good”
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jasleen, india (7 years 6 months 26 days ago)

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“Amazing! I live next door to this place and never get tired of it. Lovely atmosphree, fab cocktails, great people - plus the crowd is never overly rowdy so I never get woken up at kicking-out time. The staff are fantastically accommodating, too. Highly recommended.”
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Jess Williams, Greenwich (10 years 5 months 27 days ago)

“I went to the North Pole for a romantic dinner with my fiance on a friday night recently and was very impressed. The place was very busy and the ambience was lovely with the pianist on the grand piano. The food and service was honestly superb. We were served by a lovely waitress who knew her stuff and made us feel very comfortable. After our meal we had no intention to but decided to go to the main bar for a cocktail and I'm very glad we did. We stayed till late dancing and sipping on some lovely concoctions such as Rat Pack Manhattan's! This place gets a definite thums up in my book and I can't to return!”
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John Michael, bromley (10 years 11 months 17 days ago)

“Thought the food and service was good, a lovely atmosphere, would definitely go again. Just loved the lamp shades.”
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Rosalie & Ray, Frodsham (11 years 11 months 10 days ago)

“Ordinary restaurant in Greenwich, nothing special. There is far better restaurant in Greenwich which beats them in value and quality. Mainly for people who know little of Greenwich and mistakenly chosen to eat or drink there.”
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Darren Jones, London (12 years 6 months 17 days ago)

“I visited the North Pole on fri for their much acclaimed "frank sinatra" tribute show and must confess it was superb! the food was cellent as was the service and the singer was brilliant. We headed down to the bar for cocktails after and the signature "Rat Pack Manhattan" was gorgeous. This is now my regular.”
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michelle evans, blackheath (13 years 15 days ago)

“I'm a local of the area and have been to pretty much every bar/restaurant in greenwich but keep coming back to the north pole cause it really has everything, a great bar, an even better restaurant on the first floor and a cool little club in the basement. If you've never been fridays and saturdays are packed so beware!! highly reccommended.”
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paul davis, london (13 years 27 days ago)

“My favourite restuarant in London... fantastic atmosphere... great food... a little on the expensive side but well worth it... ”
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Darryl, [ Unknown ] (14 years 21 days ago)

“It's refreshing to find a local venue with such high standards at fairly reasonable prices. I live in Greenwich and whenever I require the splendour of a first rate London restaurant without the taxi ride home I choose The North Pole. Without sounding like a saleman for the venue it's difficult to mention all the good points, I could not fault the restaurant for every course was cooked to taste perfection, served with a smile and a FREE glass of champagne, which I'm sure helped. I will add that the bar menu is limited and frequently unavailable, so if you journey the four minute walk from Greenwich's main strip make sure the North Pole is serving or your be walking back again!”
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Cole Stevens, [ Unknown ] (14 years 5 months 9 days ago)

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  • Cuisine Type: Modern European
  • Average Price: £25
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North Pole Piano Restaurant, Bar & South Pole Club Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: Modern European
  • Average Price: £25

North Pole Piano Restaurant, Bar & South Pole Club Food Menu

Item Description Price
Roast Duck Roasted breast of Barbary duck served with creamed herb polenta, confit duck & foie gras ballotine, rhubarb compote and port sauce £ 12.00

North Pole Piano Restaurant, Bar & South Pole Club Drinks Menu

North Pole Bar has an extensive cocktail list which can't be missed! Happy Hour.. Sun - Thurs 4pm-11pm, Fri & Sat 4pm - 8pm.
There is also a full wine list available in the restaurant

Updated 28/04/2006

Events and other great things going on at North Pole Piano Restaurant, Bar & South Pole Club

Don't miss out on our Sinatra and Dean Martin nights in the North Pole Restaurant. Every last Wednesday of the month you can sit back, let our top tribute acts entertain you whilst sampling the delights of our modern European cuisine.

Updated 28/04/2006

North Pole Piano Restaurant, Bar & South Pole Club Hire Details

The North Pole offers privtae rooms for all functions including weddings, christenings, birthday and corporate events. let our events organiser plan your special day!

Updated 28/04/2006

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