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St James Bar

St. James's
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Address: 6 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AN, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7747 2200

The St James Bar offers the perfect setting for socializing or relaxing in...

The St James Bar offers the perfect setting for socializing or relaxing in surroundings inspired by the tailored striped suits of Jermyn Street.You may enjoy distinctive cocktails, oversized Martinis, exclusive champagnes, our celebrated wine flights and more.

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Had a business meeting here. What a fantastic place. All the staff were attentive and so polite. Could not have asked for more. Swift service and every order correct. With some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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507 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we were chucked out of a restaurant closing after lunch service, we wandered in to the Softiel to be by the warm interior of this bar. I requested the cocktail list, and having recently been introduced to some lush options using lemon juice and egg white, picked a similar concoction here. A tray of candied nuts, chips and olives... More 

Thank RichardUpshall
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Has the atmosphere and vibrancy of a traditional English pub as well as looking the part. You can imagine you are in a Victorian pub.

Thank David T
Orpington, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Scotch is a great pub / music venue. The tiny stage and area in the basement has held many gigs such as Jimi Hendrix's, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and recently Right Said Fred who was doing a special VIP event playing some of their latest songs from their upcoming album Exactly. The bar area on the first... More 

Thank 4lemons
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had a business meeting here. What a fantastic place. All the staff were attentive and so polite. Could not have asked for more. Swift service and every order correct. With some hotels the service is overwhelming but here the staff were on hand but not seen unless needed. I can't praise them enough as it made for a very enjoyable... More 

Thank premier1970
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

The hotel bar is a welcome. Whether beginning or ending an evening .....a charming, relaxing and hospitable.

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London, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

If you are caught up in the hustle and bustle of the West End of London and require an elegant sanctuary for a drink (be it alcoholic or non-alcoholic) then the St James Bar at the Sofitel Hotel (directly opposite the Institute of Directors) is hard to beat. The service is first-class and you can be assured of a warm... More 

Thank stevebG6121BX
Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

My friend and I celebrated her birthday with champagne afternoon tea and cocktails. Whilst seated in two well appointed velvet clad armchairs by the fireplace and the quentisential sounds of the harp playing in the background our indulgent afternoon tea affair begun at the Rose Lounge. The decor it must be said is not for the faint hearted lol. The... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

We are used to travelling a lot and to discover a lot of different Sofitel around the world and this one is definitely up to the Sofitel standards! The quality of the service is very impressive and all the staff was very welcoming! Thanks a lot also to Laurent, from the bar for his kindness and his advices ! This... More 

Thank Erwanpb
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Outstanding staff that can't do enough for you, exceptional french cuisine, fantastic wine and drinks menus, a plethora of different champagnes. Classy decor, laid back wealthy atmosphere, what an experience. Recommended by my friend (Mr. Lucky) I wasn't sure what to expect, although he couldn't rate the place high enough. We were met by the Maitrè D who showed us... More 

Thank Ben L
Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

My husband and I discovered the St James Bar last spring as we had booked the Balcon for our anniversary dinner. Like everyone else has said, the service is superb and the place just has a really nice ambience. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. We have been back a few times since then when we are in... More 

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Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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