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|Address:||50-54 Blandford Street, London W1U 7HX|
|Tel:||020 7935 0835|
|Wine: £22.00||Champagne: £70.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 5-11.30pm (Fri-Sat -12M)|
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After reading all the good reviews on another website, my fiancé and I decided to give it a go and have our pre dinner engagement drink there. We called them on Monday to book a table for the following Saturday. Initially we were told that no table was available. However after explaining that we only needed the table till 8pm, they told us that we could have a table for six ppl from 6.30pm, as long as we make sure to leave by 8pm.
Upon arrival, we sensed something was wrong when the security guard said we were not on the list, but he let us in anyway to double check with the owner. We were then being told that the bar was fully booked for 2 big parties that night and there was no record of our booking. You would have thought that a sincere apology would be nice, but no!! The guy (one of the owners) was extremely arrogant and unapologetic. He kept saying the bar was fully booked from months ago and it was IMPOSSIBLE that someone took our booking. He also repeatedly questioned us the name of the person who took the booking. OK. He didn’t call us liars directly but the way he argued really made us felt like we were!
It was supposed to be a perfect nite to celebrate our engagement, instead, thanks to Purl, we were humiliated in front of our friends and had to change our plan last minute in a rush. We will never return to Purl. And to be honest, I don’t think we are missing out much anyway – the bar’s in basement and felt like a dungeon. There’re plenty of nice bars around that area with better attitude!