Primo Bar

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129 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary European
Masterful cocktails, chic design and the hottest local entertainers on the bar’s own stage make Primo Bar one of London’s newest places to see and be seen. Guests can enjoy a host of cocktails hand-crafted by a talented team of mixologists using the freshest ingredients. For stunning views to Big Ben, guests may reserve seating in the bar’s exclusive VIP area. Open nightly until late.
Be sure to have your seat by 8.30pm for the live music act is due to hit the stage. The DJ gets the place jumping at 11pm with the latest tunes. This contemporary London bar on the South Bank is ideally located near the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall.

Special Offers

PAW Patrol Afternoon Tea: £25

Takes place in Executive Lounge. A child-friendly afternoon tea in London, full of fun and adventure. You will be treated to a variety of PAW Patrol snacks and as part of the experience you will have access to a PAW-tastic themed playroom, including games, colouring and lots more. Menu includes - A selection of finger sandwiches, delicious pup-cakes, paw-some chocolates and more. £25 per child with access to the play area, £15 per child for internal guests.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Must be booked 24 hours in advance. 
- Guests must advise of any allergies or intolerances prior to
the experience. 
- Offer available from 19 th October – 27th October, 12pm –
5pm, Monday to Sunday. 
- Subject to availability.
- Complimentary playroom access for hotel guests and
people who book the afternoon tea package

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 19 October 2019

Ends: 27 October 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-17:00

What 129 People Are Saying
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ET
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a delightful evening, the live band of the evening suited the atmosphere and the service was at very high standard. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a romantic getaway.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a stay in the hotel for my partner and I for this 30th birthday. Best decision I ever made. Even with or without london eye view the rooms are incredible, staff from the bar and restaurant are incredible! We really enjoy our stay here especially the breakfast, lunch or just for dinner or just mid night snacks are do die for! Thanks chef!!!!!

c
London
68 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had the Paw Patrol afternoon tea. Amazing service and really lovely set up. Shame it is only temporary as it would be nice to see it as a regular event.

K
London
23 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We went for paw patrol afternoon tea. It was average. Quite a soulless bar, but nice staff. Might be more ambient in the evening.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended the paw patrol afternoon tea and had a great time

BC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for the Paw Patrol afternoon tea and it was fantastic! Great value for money and they really looked after the kids. Thank you.

DB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice bar with good atmosphere for live music.
Food service was an absolute disgrace! Ordered G&T with slimline tonic! What is lemon tonic asked the waiter!!!
Ordered sharing platter. After 30 minutes, we had to ask for food again. Apologies offered and given a free bowl of olives! Hmmm! Food arrived 40 minutes from original order being taken. The food was great, very tasty and fresh! Ordered 2 Jack D’s and coke for night cap! Only one arrived ?? Head barman spotted our frustration, came and apologised and explained the staff were new, foreign and under training! I think they need more! He did reduce the bill slightly and offered to take off the included 10% service charge, but it was still added st the till !!!!
Pity as the live music was very good, Mandy and the Mood Swings! Very good! They were main reason for staying until the end.
Doubt if we’ll be back

SC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The Paw patrol experience was a let down, it looked nothing like the pictures & wasn’t a child friendly environment. We expected a room not the actual bar where we could hear business meetings. It’s took 5 members of staff to finally direct us as no one had a clue about this. And when we were taken to our seats nothing was said apart from please be seated & we just sat & waited for the rack to be delivered. A place mat & edible stickers is what I could’ve done at home, you advertised scones there were none just muffins & has any of the staff tried the layered jelly? It was so sour & other parents were all in agreement. Also there were fruit flies hovering around spent my time flapping them away & this is inside! It’s all laced with sugar but no drinks were provided & had to be bought separately. Luckily enough my son is a bit young to remember this disappointment unlike the other family who were evidently upset & left most of of their food untouched. Had you set this up like the paw patrol play room then that would’ve been the experience but this had no atmosphere what’s so ever & I feel I wasted my money on this

SB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a brilliant evening. We were only going to stay for a drink but we loved the acoustic duo - Niixo or Nicoletto they were so talented and he was an amazing singer so we stayed until late! We enjoyed trying the different sharing platters too - a great night!

AI
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful environment. We had a fantastic evening and we were looked after so professionally by Alex making our Birthday treat so very special.
After so many years of visiting, the Primo has maintained its service, Entertainment a style. The whole Experiance is one I would recommend to anyone.
Alex thanks again.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, good music, tasteful food and good drinks.

SV
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambiance on a Monday night with live music. Very attentive staff and the nicest whisky sour my husband has ever had!

HF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and atmosphere, and the live band were fantastic. Not overpowering.

Prices were a little steep but not excessively so.

The service was excellent so I don't object to the service charge being included in the bill, but 12.5% is rather high.

SW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The bar is beautiful, with stylish furniture and nicely laid out. The drinks were great and the chairs comfortable. The only slight negative is that despite booking a space for 5pm, no one came to take our orders once seated, despite been told we’d have a waiter. In the end, we waited 20mins and then asked to be served, which was a bit of a let down. Overall though, staff were friendly, and it’s a cool venue.

C
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was staying at the hotel with my husband and really like the idea of the love band while we had drinks and food. Had a lovely lady called Maria looking after our table who was very helpful while I went back and forth over the menu trying to find something I could eat. Also came over to see if everything was ok even when it got very busy. Will be going again.

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Don’t allow people to bring children to a cocktail bar...

NR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our seats were at the bar area. Not easy to eat a proper meal where the table is knee height. Overpriced bar food.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, drinks were well prepared and the service was excellent

KP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at Primo Bar. Excellent entertainment. Very nice surroundings staff were nice and helpful. Would recommend a night at Primo Bar

YP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It’s a hotel bar in a sleek, corporate hotel in a desolate spot by the Thames. The singer & musician were good, but the atmosphere was what one would expect in an impersonal hotel bar. The wait staff seemed exhausted. If you’re not a hotel guest, don’t bother.

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was a described as a hip and trendy bar, but in fact it's just a hotel bar! The Park Plaza is just a bog standard conference hotel. Sorry Primo but you're not being honest with your advertising.

ET
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Amazing music, only low table to eat food so very impractical for a curry with rice, naan and salad! Got a back ache!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

staff really unmotivated - only a very friendly blonde waitress made our stay agreeable / thanks to Maria!
food was good but if you don‘t feel welcome, you don‘t enjoy it...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely enjoyed our time at Primo bar Park Plza. Lovely place, food,live music, and the service. Will be coming back definitely.

DS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My honey and I were visiting from the states and found Primo by chance (because they have live music)...the band alone made every minute there amazing. The food and drinks were a bonus!

GB
London
96 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Took my team here after dinner for drinks and to listen to the live music. Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the singing.

DB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I received confirmation of my reservation the day before, but when I arrived they told me that there was a private function and I couldn't enter.

PT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Saturday evening spent drinking cocktails and trying the sharing plates.
My hint? Book a table!!

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Great location good atmosphere great live music food basic & priced reasonably

AB
Berkshire
37 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The bar was fun and well designed. It was at 8pm still full of families with children. The band looked good at 8pm but in an hour and half they did no more than tune up. I’m sure with the right band and a bit later time slot this is a cool evening venue.

ED
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice venue and pleasant surroundings as part of the hotel. Comfortable seating and good noise level, still able to have a conversation while listening to great music.
Will definitely be back.

c
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On top of everithing, the pianist Autumn was great!

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous evening at my favourite live music bar!

GB
London
96 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Took a friend here for drinks and live music. Lovely atmosphere as usual. Drinks and snacks are quite pricey, though not much choice and they ran out of certain snacks.

Y
London
22 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Primo Bar. Met friends for lunch. Having made a booking in what I thought was their restaurant I was told that the restaurant was closed and that the booking was for the bar area. Not ideal, but given that we had tickets for a matinee show we decided to stay. The service was a bit slow. Food was average. Underwhelmed.

PK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The main course was OK. We normally look at the dessert menu after the main course and decide. More often than not we don't order dessert but felt a little hungry still, so were open to persuasion. We waited for our plates to be cleared. We were the only customers in the restaurant area when we arrived. Another couple arrived later, but guests were still outnumbered by staff. Nevertheless, there was not attempt to clear our plates for about ten minutes whilst our waitress chatted to a colleague or passed by without stopping. We weren't offered a dessert menu, which is unusual, and didn't feel like asking for one. We're not really fussy but we got the impression that no one was really that bothered. We bought some puddings in the Coop on the way home, so saved some money!

TE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was the second time we came here. The group that was performing was amazing, couldn't say a bad word about her performance. She was full of energy and great song choices.

AB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my partners Birthday and it was one of the best nights we had. Jnay was our live act and he was amazing!

J
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely band with a great atmosphere. Reserved a seat before so it was a good view. Waiters and waitresses were very attentive.

MC
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great venue, great staff, great cocktails and great live acoustic set up. What I didn’t realise was that this was the hotel bar and as a result guest were downstairs dressed very casually with their kids....there were a lot of kids which came as a surprise. I also made an effort with my attire so to be there with people wearing tracksuits was a little off putting but as it is a hotel bar this is to be expected I guess. The live singer was awesome but she only did covers to cater for the hotel crowd. She actually has recorded some great original material but I guess the hotel wanted to cater towards its wide array of guests hence only pop covers. I may come back but it will be for a more causual affair than a date.

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