Equus Bar at The Royal Horseguards 1

The Royal Horseguards, 2 Whitehall Court , London, SW1A 2EJ

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SquareMeal Review of Equus Bar at The Royal Horseguards

Set in what was the Secret Service’s WWII HQ, Equus pays homage to cavalrymen (not Peter Shaffer’s dark play), & its three comfortable rooms are bedecked with various heroic wall hangings – although the post-modern decor with its scarlet ‘military tunic’ accents isn’t particularly memorable. Decent cocktails (£12.95) are accompanied by prosaic salted nuts & named after past guests: the Gladstone (a premier mix of Rittenhouse rye, Carpano Antica vermouth & bitters) is served Manhattan style, while the George Bernard Shaw is basically a tweaked negroni with Cherry Heering preferred to sweet vermouth. Patriotically, part of the cost of a brandy & Burgundy-based ‘cavalry cocktail’ is passed on to charities supporting wounded soldiers. Champagnes (including Lanson), wines (from £8 a glass) & Harviestoun Ola Dubh ale are also available at the bar.

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Equus Bar at The Royal Horseguards is recommended for

Group Dining 8 Plus

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Embankment Tube Station 160m

Charing Cross Tube Station 309m


Address: The Royal Horseguards, 2 Whitehall Court , London SW1A 2EJ

Area: Westminster

Opening times

Mon-Sat 3pm-1am Sun 4-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Ministry of Defence 102m

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 132m


Telephone: 0871 376 9033


Cuisine: Bars

Private Dining: 20

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