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Ruby Blue (Bar, Restaurant, Club)

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1 Leicester Place, West End, London, WC2H 7BP
Cuisine: Bar Average Price: £20.00
Tel: 020 7287 8050 | Email to Ruby Blue | Transport: Leicester Square | Write review

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Ruby Blue tucked away above Central London's Leicester Square combines a delicious restaurant, a fabulous bar and super-charged club! Early evening drink? Romantic meal with your partner? Late night chic? Either way it’s the perfect place. When it comes to dining, Ruby Blue is deliciously on the case. Choose from an interestingly varied menu while you’re entertained by live pianists and singers – just perfect for an intimate dinner for two or a fun party night. Sumptuous booths, a gorgeous restaurant and a luxurious lounge make Ruby Blue the ideal venue for a midweek hangout or weekend treat.

Customer Reviews for Ruby Blue

Average (based on 15 votes): 15 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

The following customer reviews are not endorsed by Fluid London and are simply those of users who wish to publish their independent experiences of Ruby Blue.

“TripAdvisor Yelp View London I was in the bathroom, quietly washing my hands and face, and taking a few sips of water when one of their employees grabbed me by the scruff of my collar, ruthlessly dragged me out of the bathroom and threw me down 2 flights of stairs. I didn't attempt to resist the force of this attack because I wanted witnesses / other customers to see how this employee was treating me, and I knew that if I reacted, it would go against my case. This employee therefore concluded that I couldn’t stand up and that I was drunk when in fact my body just shut down out of complete shock. When I enquired both of the gentlemen bouncers outside the front entrance for his name, both of them refused to help me, one of them mockingly calling me "James Bond". I pleaded with them several times to speak with the manager, and was assured that the manager would be present as soon as possible. When the manager did not arrive, I walked back inside in an attempt to find an alternative member of staff. I was dragged off the stairs and thrust to the floor. Again, I didn't resist the attack too afraid to react in case they would hurt me. The manager did come out yet I was not made aware that he was the manager. It happened quickly, without warning, and I was in shock, not wanting to react because I knew that would make the situation worse. To them, I had appeared visibly weak and for that reason I was stigmatised and targeted. When I reported this to the club via email and phone, the marketing manager was understandably very helpful, assured me that it's not the way that the night club expect their customers to be treated and followed up the case. However, the general manager was unsympathetic and not only misrepresented the details but put their company interests above the customer's, and was therefore unable to resolve my complaint. The experience I had at the hands of their staff was nothing less than physical assault, bullying and criminalisation, an attack completely devoid of warning or justification. If you wish to pay money to enter a hostile, night club environment, complete with aggressive and cavalier staff who make you feel uncomfortable and treat you like a criminal, who repay you through violent attacks and verbal rudeness, and who deny you the right to seek on-the-night justification from the management, then this is the place for you.”
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Rory, London (5 years 11 months 11 days ago)

“I booked the restaurant for my 30th birthday and got seated in the bar! It was cold as doors were open either end of the bar, high-vis jackets worn by security parading around (not very sophisticated), staff were rude when we asked to be moved into the restaurant (where we had booked a month in advance)! A place to go if you want your night ruined.”
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Natalie, surrey (11 years 3 months 26 days ago)

“Food was average at best. Drinks overpriced, but plenty of opportunities to pull.”
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Jim Staples, London (11 years 5 months 19 days ago)

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“Some friends and I went to this awful bar to celebrate another friends birthday recently. We arrived around 9.30 so that we could take advantage of the happy hour and also because we were told to arrive by that time by the event co-ordinator as we had compiled a guest list for this particular friends birthday. On arrival we were made to wait in a queue that consisted of just us - obviously a ploy to make us pay the entrance fee that applied after 10pm. Then we were asked for passports for i.d to enter the club even though we were a mixed group of 25-30 somethings. Then they messed up the guest list claiming only half the no of people could go in. Management were even ruder than the door staff and extremely argumentative. Do not go unless you want your night to be ruined. Ruby blue will NEVER have my custom and I would seriously urge people NOT to book there - you are paying money for a service and in this industry there is no room for incompetence and seriously bad hospitality. There are much better clubs and bars just down the road in Piccadily and Mayfair where they know how to treat patrons!”
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Sital Patel, London (12 years 2 months 26 days ago)

“Fantastic night out! Great crowd and brilliant atmosphere. Very friendly and happy staff. Would recommend booking a booth as it acts as a great base for your party and is great value for money at £25. Very stylish venue!!”
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Jo , London (13 years 11 days ago)

“What a surprise! After reading a few dodgy reviews, i was slightly hesitant about attending a friends Birthday here. I was running slightly late, and was happily meet at the door by the very polite hostesss who took me directly to join the rest of my party. The meal itself was delicious and extremley great value for money. We then moved to the very stylish bar to continue our night where we were served quickly and with a smile by the bar staff. There was a such great atmosphere a we all had such a fantastic evening. I shall be booking again!!”
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Miss Wallace, London (13 years 1 months 6 days ago)

“Pity about the terrible service… Ruby Blue seemed like a good choice for a quick, easy meal before a show. As a latenightlondon venue I knew what to expect…. nothing too fancy - just decent food at good prices during a happy hour. Oh dear – what a mistake I made choosing here! The service at this place really isn’t up to scratch. Things started to go wrong when we tried to book. We asked for booth for 6 people, only to be told that you can’t book booths for dinner (which is incorrect – you can book booths!). When we arrived we were placed on a table that would struggle to seat 4 people comfortably – even though the restaurant was practically empty and there were at least 4 other tables (and booths!) set and available. On asking if we could move to one of these we were informed that these had been booked for parties arriving at 8:30 pm – the fact that we had theatre tickets for 8pm and would have left way before the time the tables were needed made no difference to the staff – “they may arrive early” we were told. I’m sorry, but who arrives an hour early for a dinner reservation and expects that their table will be held open for them? Certainly no one that I know! The next hurdle was ordering. Ruby Blue, like most latenightlondon venues has happy hour food and drink prices between 5-7pm. From the happy hour menus (given to us on our tiny table in the restaurant) we started by selecting a bottle of red wine. After ordering the waitress returned to tell us that the bott”
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H Pearce, London (13 years 7 months ago)

“if only i could give this place 0 out of 5 stars... myself and two others turned up at quarter to ten for a friends birthday. we were guest listed and everything, yet the bouncers (who were the MOST UNFRIENDLY and ultimately the MOST RUDE AND ABUSIVE i have ever met) started power tripping and telling us we werent welcome because they could smell alcohol on our breath. what kind of reason is that? who doesnt have a beer or two before going into a club?! the manageress comes to discuss with us and is downright rude, and basically tells us that we're a liability and a danger to her club. at no point in our discussion did we even raise our voice, instead choosing to discuss the flaws in her logic. ultimately she told us to come back later and try again (a blatant ploy to get us to all pay the extortionate £10 entry fee) because it was our friends birthday we went away for a coffee and came back an hour later like they suggested only to be told to f off by the bouncers. in summary, this place is the WORST 0/5”
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Tim, London (13 years 8 months 22 days ago)

“The service was awful. Took 4 hours for 12 of us to have a meal on the preset party menu. 6 starters and 8 main courses were incorrectly served. They had run out of chicken but didn't tell us before serving the food so we had to eat what we were given instead! Were given two free bottles of wine - they gave us house wine having told us earlier that they had run out so that we had to buy more expensive wine! The atmosphere and food quality were good but the Manager didn't apologize and the service was the worse I have ever experienced.”
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C Robinson, Bristol (14 years 1 months 14 days ago)

“I went to ruby blue on a Friday night, and let you tell you the atmosphere was really live. At first the music there was a little old skool but as the night progressed the music started to get really good. The only downside of this place... and this is a warning to any girls that come here is that the barmen are creeps they really try it on! and lets face it they may seem to be all over you when you're there for that particular night but you got to remember that they work there every week.. so you can imagine how many gals they are trying to chirp and its not just you trust me! but yeh it is ok i guess been better places though.”
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laila, london (14 years 8 months 9 days ago)

“Me and a few friends went saturday just gone and had a really good time,my friend also fell in love with one of the barman and also had drunk to much and woke up with his number in her pocket!! It was a really good night though id definetly go again xxxx”
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sarah roe, [ Unknown ] (17 years 22 days ago)

“After your review we thought we'd try out what it was like anyway as I used to go there quite often when it was Havana. Much to our suprise, we noticed that the venue has infact gone through a refurbishment. The General Manager (who was a women and not the guy you mentioned in the review) was really cool and was working the door that night. The staff were full of smiles and the new decor gave the whole place a lighter feel. The drinks were'nt as expensive as we thought and the bar snacks were great. Maybe you should update your review? It looks like it has'nt been updated in about 3 years. ”
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Lind-sue Thompkins, [ Unknown ] (17 years 24 days ago)

“Had a fab night at your club, music was spot on, lots of dancing and good atmosphere. My mate fell deeply, madly in love with your Dave Beckham lookalike barman, could'nt get her away from him, she was the one who harrased the bouncers at the door, then ended up leaving her mobile with the female cloakroom assistant by the door, sorry, but my mates usually quite picky who she decides to fancy, so it quite shocked me that she made a fool of herself, which made her cringe in the morning. Anyway back to my review, it was an ace night out, bouncers were very efficient and even escorted us to our awaiting taxi. thank you. Sue and Julie, North Wales.”
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JULIE CLUTTON, [ Unknown ] (17 years 2 months 25 days ago)

“On entrance, Red Cube looked to be an exclusive, elite type of place, mysterious and promising to give excitement. The bouncer on the door asked how many there was in my party, then nodded us through (as if it would have made any difference to three pretty young things such as myself and my friends, haha!). I was quite excited about what would be on the inside, but that went out the window when I had to pay £10 (give me a BREAK!!), only to find myself walking into the dingiest (word?...) place I've ever been in. The music was crap, and the clientele consisted of boring-looking snobs and pervy businessmen - it only took two minutes to have my arse felt by one, oh yes. I can't say much else about the place except it felt like being in some underground strip-club with practically no lighting, and slightly less nakedness. My advice? Just don't!”
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Ali Coleman, [ Unknown ] (17 years 4 months 17 days ago)

“Think footballers wives. Think guys that attract footballers wives. Think guys that fancy footballers wives. Then put them into a Red Cube and throw that Cube over a cliff. That's what I call a good night! Oh, and don't forget to put their annoying 'give me some money or you'll feel guilty all night', hand-towel offering, perfume spraying toilet monkey in there too.”
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Fresh, (18 years 6 months 3 days ago)

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Ruby Blue aims to keep their menus fresh and innovative, mixing the classic British dishes with some new twists. The restaurant offers a delicious menu accompanied by live pianists and singers, perfect for an intimate dinner for two or a large, fun party. The restaurant at Ruby Blue features the best in private dining with a modern yet discreet dining room that seats up to 60 people and is available for meetings, breakfasts or dinners.

Updated 20/03/2012


Great range of all drinks, please see our website for menus

Updated 23/08/2006

Additional Information

  • Cuisine Type: Bar
  • Average Price: £20.00
  • Dress Code: Not Specified
  • Group: Novus Leisure

Special offers, discounts and deals at Ruby Blue

Happy Hour every night

Updated 07/06/2005

Ruby Blue Hire Details

From a party of 20 to 670 Ruby Blue can accomodate any event, party or function

Updated 30/05/2005

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