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1 Whitby Street
London, E1 6JU
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Tapas / Small Plates
£25 and under
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0207 012 1234
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 6:00pm - 11.00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: 6:00pm - 11.00pm
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Tapas / Small Plates
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
For an utterly spectacular party look no further than the opulence of Loungelover. Boasting a cool eclectic interior and able to hold 250 guest for Japanese inspired cuisine and award winning cocktails.
DJ and live entertainment facilities available for private events.
Nearest station Shoreditch high street 1 min., Liverpool and Old street 8-10 minutes. Buses 388,8 and N8 servicing 1 min away.
Parking on surrounding streets with single yellow lines, limited parking.
A word from Loungelover
Loungelover opened in 2003 by the creators of Les Trois Garcons, this decadent kitsch cocktail lounge is now well known for its fusion menu.
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More of a lounge bar than a
restaurant. Furniture very comfortable. Cocktails are delicious and good value for money if you go between 5 and 8 in the evening. The food which was a bar food menu was really delicious. It was tapas style so we ordered a variety of dishes. Overall it was fairly good money. Service was impeccable."
dined on 18/07/2014
This was one of the worst dining
experiences of my life. When I arrived i was very rudely told that my table had been given away although the place looked empty. My table was not held because I was late, however still within the 30 minute time frame to arrive. Three out of four staff members were unprofessional and rude. One waiter got our drinks wrong then came over to argue with us instead of just apologising. He then brought another waiter over to help his argument who wasn't even serving us. I cannot believe the attitude of the staff. Food was good, not amazing. Cocktails were the same as everywhere nothing to write home about. I know people say this but I will never go back there."
dined on 12/07/2014
Been to Lounge Lover lots and
usually have positive feedback. But one of our servers clearly didn't know what she was doing although her pleasant manner made up for it. However there was a particular young lady who was extremely rude to my partner and I. After waiting for a long time for some service, we decided to go to the bar to order a drink. After waiting there for at least 15 minutes with no acknowledgement - a shirty girl proceeded to order us to "sit down" as there was no bar service. This server had seen us waiting and only chose to aggressively say something after some time. Drinks were not bad, ambience good - food tastily average. I like the venue so will return but I hope to not have to deal with that same server again!"
dined on 11/07/2014
I have been coming to Loungelover
for over 10 years and it never fad to hit the mark! Fab cocktails and glam environs! Definitely a special night out!"
dined on 04/04/2014
I've been to Loungelover before
but not to eat. The food was really nice and great for sharing. I will definitely go back to eat there."
dined on 14/03/2014
Me and my friends spent amazing
time at the Loungelover, the cocktails was amazing, service very good, I loved it the music, lady who was serving us, was always smiling, always around if we needed her. I will definitely come back to the place with my friends."
dined on 28/02/2014
Had a girls night out on a
freezing Monday night out - started the night at Loungelover. The place was quiet (as expected) on a Monday night, but enough people filtered through to keep the place buzzing but quiet enough to have a proper catch up with friends without shouting over a crowd. The all night happy hour was good value for money and we enjoyed a few rounds of drinks, cheese platter and sweet potato fries. Perfect Monday night out, we will definitely be back."
dined on 03/02/2014
It was my first time at this
fantastic cocktail bar. I heard from friends it was perfect choice for drinks and intermacy. Would certainly recommend it for a first date venue."
dined on 03/01/2014
I had been to Loungelovers before
and knew how busy it could get on a Saturday night, so I made a booking. It took forever for someone to take our order and when the drinks finally arrived, we were told that we had outstayed our welcome in that they were only holding tables for one hour for smaller parties like ours. Fortunately, the Maitre D' was nice enough to let us stay on a bit longer. We would have preferred to pay by card but the waiter, again, took forever to handle our request, so we ended up leaving cash. It was regrettable that the service was less than ideal because I would have liked to show my friends why I like the place so much. I will definitely go there again and would recommend it, just perhaps not on a Saturday night."
dined on 14/12/2013
A funky bar with a good vibe and
great for groups who want to sit and have drinks. With only one hostess at the door, they struggled to maintain bookings. It took us 30 min to get a table despite booking in advance. And we never saw a food menu. The manager was very good and she did her best to sort us out. Great for drinks, but not for dinner."
dined on 14/12/2013
Finding cocktails made from good
ingredients is rare these days so I was really pleased to find all err five of mine were made really well and tasted delicious. The atmosphere here (on Thursday night) was great. Not over packed, music quiet enough to talk and extravagant funky décor that makes it a great place to chill out. Plus good table service. An ideal date place, even though I wasn't on one. I'd still come back with a group of mates for my birthday too because it's quirky layout suits all types. A great find!"
dined on 21/11/2013
Still a good venue for Shoreditch
cocktails, even if the interior now looks a bit dated and the toilets leave a lot to be desired. Good selection of potent and tasty cocktails, go before 8pm to get the 2 for £12 deal."
dined on 25/10/2013
Superb cocktails, chilled
ambiance, stylistic decor, reasonably priced. And super service. Will be going back again soon"
dined on 17/10/2013
Situated right next to Rich Mix
Centre, it's the ideal place for pre/post theatre drinks and nibbles. I highly recommend to book the table if you want to be seated in the nice corner. The choice of food is limited, but we really enjoyed the board of cured ham selection which includes delicious venison. It's known for Cocktails, but they have lovely wines, too. The decor is very impressive and fun to look around, and the atmosphere was buzzing on Wednesday night. Although it was hard to get the attention, the waiter was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back again."
dined on 16/10/2013
Love the atmosphere and attention
from staff. Great tasting cocktails including the signature Lounge Lover cocktail."
dined on 16/08/2013
Lounge lover serves up an
interesting mix of cocktails and has the beat menu and vibe in London - absolutely love it. Worth trying to get in for the happy hour as they're a bit pricey and you'll want to try lots! Great snack food too - try the pork belly bites. Also request a table in the centre of the bar to avoid being put right at the edge!"
dined on 16/08/2013
I came here for drinks with
friends years ago and found it to be quite a vibrant place. Ok I know it was a Monday evening (but every other restaurant I tried in the area was fully booked!) LoungeLover was empty and dull. The food was very tasty but I hadn't realised the portions were going to be so small. It's definitely food to accompany drinks rather than a dinning experience. Won't be going back."
dined on 12/08/2013
We turned up for a pre-booked
birthday dinner and were told our table, right by the door, was now booked again less then an hour after we booked it for for someone else. They had "no other" tables available, even though there were lots of empty tables, and the lady on the door was rude. We ended up leaving and had a really nice meal just round the corner. I'll be very surprised if I ever go again for food or drinks."
dined on 10/08/2013
This place is a little gem in the
heart of Shoreditch - bit pricey - but there is a happy hour."
dined on 07/08/2013
I made and confirmed my booking,
we arrived on time and our table wasn't available. We waited about 10 minutes to be seated, when we were seated we were told it was a "sharing table", which we thought defeated the object of actually booking! We went to the bar to order drinks but were told we had to order with the waitress, which we should have been told by the lady who seated us. I then approached another waitress and asked to order drinks and she said she would be over, we waited a good 10 minutes and no one came over. We soon got feed up and left! The poor service just ruined the whole experience."
dined on 03/08/2013
Tried to order my favourite
cocktail. But firstly the waitresses had to ask three times for the barman to tell me they couldnt make it. Considering its only three ingrediants all of which are present in ar leat 4 cocktails on the menu i can only presume they didnt know what it was, which in anycase i told them. Pretty shoddy for supposedly one if londons cocktail bars. Secondly the two other cocktails i ordered came bitter as sin and wetter than a sharks rear end. Oh how the mighy have fallen..."
dined on 19/07/2013
Very Good cocktails, but not
seated in the best part of the venue. Also got our reservation confused."
dined on 04/07/2013
We went to Loungelover on a
Saturday evening, lovely welcome on arrival. Service very good to start with, drinks were good and not ridiculously expensive, given the surroundings, the food was so-so and the service did go a bit downhill later on when they got busier (we were sitting in 'out of the way' position though so that probably contributed to this). Overall would recommend for drinks and ambience but not particularly for food"
dined on 28/06/2013
The table service here is
excellent. The cocktail menu is so extensive that it was difficult to decide between all the amazing choices but the waitress was happy to listen to the kind of things we liked and suggest something appropriate. Each time she was spot on! The venue itself is great with really good music and a good atmosphere. We didn't eat here so the rating for 'food' actually applies to drinks! They did bring two bowls of prawn crackers without charge whilst we were deciding on which cocktails to have."
dined on 15/06/2013
We had some lovely cocktails and
bites to eat. The evening was really made by the knowledgable and kind service"
dined on 15/06/2013
Loungelover is spectacular,
probably the best cocktail bar I have ever been to. I went with friends and, although it was empty until 8.30pm, the atmosphere was class and warm. We didn't have any food, but cocktails were delicious!"
dined on 14/06/2013
Was looking for somewhere
different and special to celebrate my birthday! Definitely found that in Loungelover. The cocktails were so different and a treat for the tastebuds."
dined on 25/05/2013
...chandelier ;) In terms of the
decor, this place has topped my list of a most random mix of eclectic, beautiful and tacky - but all fun! The atmosphere is trendy yet relaxed with low mood lighting mixed with upbeat music and staff. Our cocktails (I ordered the Utopia) was well worth the money - their menu is extensive! I will definitely be going back to sample more of the menu. We didnt try any food items."
dined on 17/05/2013
Loungelover did Japanese themed
food much better than it does Scandinavian. Although being from Sweden I must say the offerings didn't strike me as being particularly Scandinavian at all. It's not that the food was bad, it just wasn't as good as I had come to expect from previous visits. The service, however, was top-notch - very friendly and attantive without pretense, and so were the drinks. I'd definitely go back for drinks but I might wait until they change the menu before I sample the food again."
dined on 10/05/2013
Great food and an extensive
cocktail menu make this a fun place to hang out for the evening."
dined on 24/04/2013
We were welcomed on arrival and
the staff were helpful and courteous throughout. The decor was interesting and comfortable. The range of cocktails was great and when they arrived he cocktails lived up to expectations. But (and it is a big but) we went there for dinner and, although very well presented, the food was pretty tasteless. For example, the pork skewers with wasabi crust had a scattering of green on them but you could barely taste the wasabi."
dined on 19/03/2013
Love the place the atmosphere and
the service, only thing I don't like is the music but that's subjective"
dined on 09/03/2013
Found this place in the
back-streets of Shoreditch, and only when standing in front of the entrance can you see such a nice place from within in the area you stand. The greeting was Friendly, the décor was very cool , nice and funky , quirky and how I like it. Nice relaxing place to enjoy a few cocktails and nibbles with friends or your partner. I enjoyed this with my girlfriend and we both loved it and had a great time, and will be back."
dined on 15/02/2013
Please watch your bill as they can
simply add extra drinks and forced you to pay even though you haven't had them. Only last Friday 6 of us went for drink after work. They have charged us extra 2 beers when asked to remove it they said that we had them and we were forced to pay, although we were very sure that we didn't as we mostly drunk cocktails. Both the managers and waiter were very rude. Zero customer service. I won't recommend to anyone to go there."
dined on 08/02/2013
Great place, music ambience. Food
was incredibly tasty. Staff very nice."
dined on 31/01/2013
Just went for drinks. Great venue
with cool pieces! fab cocktail list!"
dined on 19/01/2013
Booked this based on high
recommendations from mates, for a date. Rocked up on time, and got shown to a shared table which was obviously a problem because it was for a date. I mentioned this to the hostess, and while she was a bit stubborn about their booking policies (something I didn't bother checking because the place came so highly recommended), she did eventually find a new spot for us. Appreciated this...thanks!"
dined on 19/01/2013
The food here is great, the
cocktails even better. A shame as the menu has now been cut right down and some faves have been lost! I would still recommend though for a fab night out."
dined on 12/01/2013
terrible service and extremely
expensive. they didnt even do meals. only a limited range of snacks. rubbish place. stay away people"
dined on 22/12/2012
The menu has been reduced since we
last went to Loungelovers it's more of a bar with some food but we had a fun evening."
dined on 15/12/2012
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