The Bloomsbury Club Bar

Silver Award
London, WC1B 3NN ·Website ·Call020 7347 1222

SquareMeal Review of The Bloomsbury Club Bar

Silver Award

Choose from two distinct rooms at the Bloomsbury Hotel’s revamped bar: a rustic, cottagey covered terrace (complete with a twinkly grotto) or a wood-panelled art deco private library arranged around a snazzy snare drum-shaped bar. The theme here, unsurprisingly, is ‘The Bloomsbury Set’ – that coterie of flamboyant artists whose decadent ways and lurid love lives might be the prequel to Made in Chelsea, albeit featuring a more fascinating, literate cast. Author EM Forster inspires High Society (a sloe gin Martini), dandy designer Duncan Grant is the inspiration for On a Toot (a Chivas Regal and Byrrh Manhattan), while Virginia Woolf chips in with a Clover Club. There are also a dozen wines by the glass to go with well-presented snacks ranging from potted shrimps on toast, or chorizo and chicken mini-burgers, to addictive salt and pepper squid with a teriyaki dip.

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The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN

020 7347 1222


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Mon-Sun 5pm-1am (Sun -12M)


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