Met Bar at COMO Metropolitan London 1

COMO Metropolitan London, 19 Old Park Lane , London, W1K 1LB

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SquareMeal Review of Met Bar at COMO Metropolitan London

Given its reputation, the Met Bar still deserves to be on any Mayfair to-do list – even if its 2012 makeover (mustardy brown colours and a bas-relief mural of jiving girls) is a tad disappointing. Fine cocktails are a big draw: root down (Chase vodka, beetroot purée and ginger) and Mayfair stinger (a Disaronno and vintage port julep served with a chocolate-coated port and amaretto jelly) suit contemporary tastes, while Tyburn cup (a rum-based old fashioned) will appeal to traditionalists. To eat, consider ham-hock-and-parsley terrine or kedgeree cakes among the choice of pukka snacks from a fiver. With many hot contenders on its doorstep, the Met now faces much stiffer competition than in its Cool Britannia heyday, when it was the must-crash party HQ for Kate Moss and her acolytes.

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7.5

Food & Drink: 7.5

Service: 7.5

Atmosphere: 6.5

Value: 5.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 1.0

Grumbling Gourmet platinum reviewer 16 November 2010

London's original ‘it’ bar and, of an evening, the go to pick up joint even now for the out of town elite (or expense account business types rolling in from Nobu upstairs). They've got a door policy, but these days it seems to extend as far as checking whether you can pick up a tab stretching into the hundreds for premium cocktails and sold up bottles of champagne. A small space with a handful of deep red leather banquettes, an impressively long bar and a tiny dancefloor for the tiny models and their beaus who occupy it nightly. There's little to no design to speak of other than lacquerwork walls and a couple of generic chinoiserie frills.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Foxy C. 18 March 2009

My friends and I went to the Met Bar a few Wednesdays ago for my birthday, and even though I wasn't a member I called up in advance and they arranged a guest list for me (after asking me a few questions). I can safely say it's still the place to see and be seen! The music was amazing and the cocktails were delicious although I have to say they weren't cheap, but they were pretty strong! The service was excellent and the best part was we were sharing the bar with Jaime Winstone, Alfie Allen, Henry Holland and loads of other cool London faces. Anyone who thinks the Met Bar has ahd its day is definitely wrong – it's still as celeb-filled as ever!

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