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Lovely cocktails

Met some friends for early evening drinks at this lovely basement bar. I had two excellent... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
RitaGina
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London, England, United Kingdom
A tiny bit of tweaking needed but a pleaseant change from the soho scene.

Some delightful touches to this basement bar eg. the design of the tables and chairs. Additional... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Itaewon-dong
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London
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30 Jul 2018
“Lovely cocktails”
26 Jul 2018
“A tiny bit of tweaking needed but a pleaseant change from the soho scene.”
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We're a friendly independent bar with great value drinks, open 7 days a week. * Free Wifi, Great Value Drinks, No syrups we use real mixers * Happy Hour every day until 8pm - Includes cocktails, wine and spirits!
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Basement, 76 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AG, London WC1N 1AG, England
Bloomsbury
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Met some friends for early evening drinks at this lovely basement bar. I had two excellent cocktails in their Happy Hour. The staff were friendly and the bar welcoming. Will definitely be back.

Thank RitaGina
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Some delightful touches to this basement bar eg. the design of the tables and chairs. Additional assets are the friendly staff and reasonably priced drinks. All much appreciated! For my tastes NBS would be raised to an even more distinctive level if the music was...More

Thank Itaewon-dong
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my partner for a birthday party. Small but cosy venue, drinks were really nice especially the cocktails which were 2 for £10 during 6pm to 8pm happy hour on a Saturday. Only downside were the really small toilets, very personal and can...More

1  Thank Pete F
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a sophisticated, but friendly, gay bar doing great cocktails. The raspberry martinis were so good that I drank three of them. You have a choice between sitting at a regular table, or sitting in one of their "caves", which deal with their further...More

1  Thank Heather4567
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

I visited for the first time on 21/09/17. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The drinks are reasonable and the atmosphere is lovely. I also loved their music choice. I definitely recommend the New Bloomsbury Set and I'll be coming back again soon.

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Friendly and cosy bar. Excellent bar tender who provided a gin and tonics from a huge selection of gins.

1  Thank Canap
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Whenever I'm in Bloomsbury, I stop by New Bloomsbury Set. Reasonable prices, good selection and very friendly (clients + staff). Give it a try! :)

1  Thank LHS3
Reviewed December 13, 2016

NBS is one of the rare gems in London. I've been to many a birthday drink here and a few networking events and I can say without a doubt that the staff and management here are second to none. It's proximity to three major London...More

1  Thank Imraan S
Owner_NBS, Owner at New Bloomsbury Set, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am really pleased you're enjoying NBS and will be sure to let the team know this great feedback. Many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful bar tucked away in the heart of Bloomsbury. Wide range of quality spirits, wines, cocktails and beers on offer at great prices especially during happy hour (you can get two cocktails or a bottle of wine for £10). Service is quick, efficient and friendly...More

1  Thank Matt L
Owner_NBS, Owner at New Bloomsbury Set, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your time at NBS. As a small independent bar the team really do appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jez

Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't unpleasant, and had a friendly barman, but wouldn't say it was a particularly interesting gay bar. It does seem to fall into a number of gay bar cliches; including the music. It has a place, probably somewhere in the 90's.

1  Thank RaymondElliot
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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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KojiKam
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Response from Owner_NBS | Property representative |
Hi KojiKam, We sell crisp, nut and snack products at the bar. Depending on availability we can also supply Nacho's with melted cheese and salsa. Many Thanks NBS
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