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Zigfrid von Underbelly (Bar, Restaurant)

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11 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London, N1 6NU
Cuisine: American Average Price: £18
Tel: 020 7613 1988 | Email to Zigfrid von Underbelly | Transport: Old Street | Write review

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Just like David Bowie morphed into the androgynous extraterrestrial glam-rock crusader Ziggy Stardust in the early 70s, Zigfrid Von Underbelly has transformed a small corner of the ever-popular Hoxton Square into a bizarre spaced-age hideout. Look beyond the camp collection of red-velvet thrones, wood carvings of falcons and native Indians, randomly stationed birdhouses and Bowie inspired montages, and you will find a surprisingly hearty gastro-pub menu serving slabs of steak and chunky chips.

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Average (based on 17 votes): 17 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Funny bar with good pop music and nice looking girls also from England and East Europe. Drink is too expensive and food not the best but is good for dancing. Downstairs bar plays good R+B. Very good atmosphere there.”
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voitek, warsaw (13 years 8 months 11 days ago)

“I was totally surprised to find these "opinions" about one of my favourite bars in London. The way you fit in the crowd, or whether you are bothered at all with the people around you that do not SEEM to agree with you, shouldn't nevertheless change the fact that the food and drinks in Zigfrid are rather good not to say exactly for my taste. Yes, in life there are some people that take my appetite away but let's face it - life is a zoo in a jungle and there's no need to be a "social racist", right? Getting into this was actually not necessary at all as I have never seen a majority of Essex boys and West End media girls in Zigfrid or I just don't know how one looks like or perhaps I am one of them myself... phhh, I sincerely hope no one is missing Zigfrid because of what the previous guys (or even me) wrote as this place has a lot to offer (too).”
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Miriam, London (13 years 8 months 29 days ago)

“It is full on chav and filled with agro-lagerlouts, no matter how pseudo arty the look. Their next branch should be in Essex or Tottenham. Thank god Hoxton has more to offer.”
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john, london (13 years 9 months 5 days ago)

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“Zigfrid the bar is testiment to one huge ego! Its design and layout doesn't work - the result is a logjam to get served at the bar. A 500 capacity venue with a tiny afterthought for washroom. The staff here are more interested in looking cool than actually serving you - why do we have to queue for a drink. No longer the home of the Hoxton twat - its essex boys & west end media girls.”
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damo, london (13 years 10 months 17 days ago)

“Never again. Went there for lunch with work. Booked a reservation with deposit to then find out that they hadn't reserved a table for the day and time requested but they were just holding our card details for god knows what reason. Eventually we managed to sit down to see that the majority of the glasses were covered in lipstick marks, obviously not been washed at all. On top of everything when my clam chowder came, the bread served with it was covered in green mould. And I believe the clams were off. Do yourself a favour, don't ever go there!”
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francesca, London (14 years 3 months 22 days ago)

“The staff are not too fast and not very nice, i waited 20 minutes for a drink and then the blond girl behind the bar was rude to me, never again, the place would be cool but need some new, livey bar staff.”
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red, london (14 years 10 months 6 days ago)

“I've been to this bar loads of times since it opened. It's now one of my favourite bars in Shoreditch. Yes the crowd has changed quite a bit but hasn't everywhere in shoreditch? (except maybe at the illegal parties that are cropping up everywhere, which are great if you don't mind no loo paper and no where to sit and often no bar staff at all). This place has a new bar in the basement (which had quite a nice crowd on saturday) and now the bar staff are a lot faster too. Actually they now have waitresses who will bring drinks to your table so you don't have to get up off your comfy sofa. Excellent!”
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Karen, London (15 years 29 days ago)

“If you can accept the new crowd invading the area this is not a bad place. But the bar staff are not the best.. though there was one guy, asian(?) rocker type, who made the best Long island iced tea ever!”
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billy, shoreditch (15 years 6 months 7 days ago)

“You know that this is different by the decor and the people.This is one of my favourite places to drink at with it's cool vibe and great music. Love the drinks and the prices not too bad. What can i say about the girl's, well you will have too come and see for yourself, it's not romford.”
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flea, romford (15 years 7 months 23 days ago)

“Really well designed hosting a very sussed and laid-back crowd BUT totally let down by the quality of drinks. If you're going to offer a cocktail list, then make sure your bar staff are trained. Our barmaid had no clue and admitted she'd never made cocktails before! Madness. Still love the design though...”
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Steve, london (15 years 9 months 15 days ago)

“Loved Zigfrid, as it was a bit different to the other bars i have been to, not like the high street bars. Music great and a wide range of people to meet. I will be going back with my friends.”
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teena, london (15 years 9 months 24 days ago)

“The worst bar in London. As a Londoner this is the worst bar in ages I have been to. Short staffed, poorly paid maybe but ignorant. I was standing at the bar for 20mins being ignored, they have no training and it was pityful. You would expect trained staff for such a highly dense area, but it was like being at a student bar. Totally unprepared for the crowd.”
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Bridget, london (16 years 27 days ago)

“Tried this place after hearing so much about it over the past few months. Even for Hoxton this place is shallow and vain.... Decor tries far too hard at irony (perhaps the irony is that it just doesn't work!). Don't come thirsty as the bar staff are far too busy looking at themselves in any available reflective surface - and if you really must go, don't be tempted to eat here..... There are some great bars in Shoreditch - this isn't one of them.”
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Gavin, London (16 years 1 months 8 days ago)

“Zigfrid was a huge disappointment. The staff are untrained, unskilled and hopelessly rude. The crowd were aggressive and drunk on a Saturday night, they obviously went drinking somewhere else first! As for the decor, what a mess - every single design idea in one tiny badly laid out area.”
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jonathan, london (16 years 1 months 23 days ago)

“I can't recommend this place enough. I've lived in the area for years and tried out most of the bars but this is definitely my current favourite. Decor is good - lots of 'vintage' (!) leather sofas, red velvet drapes, candles etc - think of an archetypal trendy NYC bar and you've got the picture. Drinks are cheap - compared to the other designer bars in this city fringe - and the crowd more chilled out. Plus the music is great.”
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paula , london (16 years 2 months 27 days ago)

“Fantasic little place, tucked away on a corner of Hoxton Sq. Cool funky music, great interior decor (leather couches, stylish tables and lamps), a young and interesting crowd, and quality food & drink. Very welcoming on a cold, dark winter''s night!”
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Martin, [ Unknown ] (16 years 4 months 12 days ago)

“With a sprawling industrial style layout as the day fades the bar metamorphisis over the evening from a cool, urban chic ,spacious hanger to a cluster of intimate living rooms, complete with couch side lamps and shades. The music is unpretentious yet modern, with the occassional and welcome mix of classic popular music and cool older classics such as hendrix and the doors. A great looking crowd and plenty of space for alfresco action outside, the food looked great and drinks were good value, we stayed all night and loved it.”
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paul houston, [ Unknown ] (16 years 8 months 1 days ago)

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Road side gastro, American Diner style. American sized portions. Think NYC Diner's with an English accent - if you've never been to one we are like it. Burgers, pastas, pies and salads.

Updated 11/07/2006

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Award winning Underbelly downstairs club like venue. Capacity 250. Swanky David Lynch meets the Rolling Stones type atmospere. Drop in for a viewing anytime.

Updated 07/02/2006

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