The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych

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££££ - £30 - £49
Bars, British, Burgers, Fish and Chips, Hotel Bars, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine Bars
Cool, Dark and moody, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Quirky, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Romantic


One Aldwych lies at the heart of London’s thriving theatre, food and culture scene, located in Covent Garden just opposite Somerset House. Comprising a hotel, restaurant and bar, spa and plenty of venue space available to hire, it’s an iconic destination geared up for numerous occasions. The Lobby Bar is one of them, and it serves the city all day. From early morning meetings and light lunches to evening aperitifs and nightcaps, this luxurious lounge serves high quality drinks and light bites from dawn until dusk.  

Expect silky service, a stylish ambience and classy cocktails with a Central London price tag. The suave room features dramatic floral displays and objets d'art, as well as sleek polished stone floors and large double-height windows that flood the space with natural light. Guests can take a seat at the black marble-topped bar, or relax in a more intimate corner on one of its curved red sofas - let the expertly-crafted drinks come to you! 

A dramatic cocktail list lives up to the décor and features an array of classics and One Aldwych specials. Examples of which include the Pink Panther made with sloe gin, Chambord, cranberry juice and rosé Champagne, and a Highland Fling featuring whisky, raspberry and rhubarb liqueur, elderflower, lemon and soda.  Mocktails, spirits, aperitifs and an approachable international wine list are all on the menu, while bar snacks are pitched firmly at the hotel's well-heeled international clientele.

Food is served throughout the day, but differs from day to night. During the daytime, guests can order a range of sandwiches, burgers and healthy main courses, such as a poke bowl with salmon, quinoa, pickled ginger, coriander and smoked almonds. While at night, the menu is focused around small plates to pair alongside cocktails, including truffle choux buns with Lincolnshire poacher cheese, and pulled pork sliders with crispy shallots and mustard mayonnaise.


Does the bar serve food?

Yes, the bar serves a daytime and evening menu. During the day, it serves a selection of sandwiches, burgers and main courses, while later on the offering changes to small bites and sharing boards.

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What is the ambience at The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych?

Listen to weekly live jazz from 7pm until 10:30pm with your favourite tipple, throughout 29th December 2023.

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1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BZ

020 7300 1070 020 7300 1070


Opening Times

Mon 08:00-23:00
Tue 08:00-23:00
Wed 08:00-23:00
Thu 08:00-23:30
Fri 08:00-23:30
Sat 09:00-23:30
Sun 09:00-22:00


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1 Review 

Charlotte H

06 April 2015  
Food & Drink 2.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 2.5
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
I took my sister for afternoon tea for her birthday, while the service was very good I was disappointed by the atmosphere as we were in the lobby of the hotel. I would have preferred to be in a restaurant. The afternoon tea was ok but not very well themed and was a bit disappointing. I thought the Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson was much better.
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