Eleanor's Bar at Charing Cross Hotel

The Charing Cross Hotel, The Strand , London, WC2N 5HX

  • Eleanor s Bar
  • Eleanor s Bar

SquareMeal Review of Eleanor's Bar at Charing Cross Hotel

For a clue to the identity of the eponymous Eleanor, scrutinise the elaborate carved (Charing) cross outside. The beloved wife of Edward I, Queen El’s Castilian roots explain the bar’s signature sangria, attractively presented in a Kilner jar for two at £13.95. Elsewhere, you can get elegantly hammered on negroni, French 75 & Cajun martini – a generous pepper-vodka pour garnished with pickled jalapeño & stuffed olives. Also worth a punt are the strawberry lychee, the white lady & after-dinner stickies such as nutty, Frangelico-based Toblerone. There’s an adequate wine list too, plus afternoon tea (£19.95) & all-day eats such as crab sliders, deep-fill sandwiches, fish & chips, & tipsy trifle. Chic ruby- & mink-toned Eleanor’s keeps an exceedingly low profile, but intrepid explorers will be rewarded.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Charing Cross Tube Station 12m

Charing Cross Station 78m


Address: The Charing Cross Hotel, The Strand , London WC2N 5HX

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Sun 11am-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Charing Cross 65m

New Players Theatre 103m


Telephone: 020 7747 8410


Cuisine: Bars

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