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|Address:||Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY|
|Tel:||020 3051 4030|
|Wine: £13.95||Champagne: £29.95|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 7.30am-12M Sat-Sun 10am-10pm|
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For every 28-50 or Bar Battu, there are a dozen or more places like The Drift littered around the Square Mile. Packed to the rafters with the suits and slingback brigade, knocking-back bottled lager and pinot grigio like there's no tomorrow, thumping base beat accompanying it all, just to underline how horrendous the whole place is.
The bar is cavernous, set on the ground and first floors of Heron's new steel and glass temple to mammon. Nibbles come deep fried. The “private room” is a cell off the main staircase, affording a view of the giant fish tank next door and no privacy.
I guess that the look they are going for is sophisticated Manhattan chic. Well they don’t pull it off: empty and silent, it may look the part. Full and thumping, it does not. In Manhattan this would be a cocktail bar, a place to go and sip on something before heading to dinner. Here it is a place to pour as much cheap sauvignon down your neck as you can. A place to get drunk. Horrible. Avoid.