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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Exceptionally draughty and cold ( Table 7) - removable windows and roof will be great for fine weather, but not December with cold westerly wind .
Drinks were ok .
Hopefully will revisit in warmer times
With panoramic views across the surrounding area of Barry and a relaxing interior, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail at lunchtime!
More nibbles please. We would have loved some nachos!
Stunning Decor, amazing ambiance and great staff. 100% recommend a visit
Absolutely loved it. The cocktails were beautiful. Such a beautiful place to get together with friends x
Lovely atmosphere and cosy. Drinks were delicious but pricier than other cocktail bars I’ve been to (but still fairly reasonable!). The staff were very friendly and service was quick and easy to order via the QR code. The only thing I was surprised at is that we had a table booked from 7-9pm (when the bar closed due to current restrictions) however we were told just after 8 to make our last orders, so felt a little bit rushed. Other than that, we really enjoyed our evening, and will definitely be back!
Lovely venue. Ordering drinks through the scan code is a nightmare & does spoil the evening. Academy should say where the tables are located either in the bar area or the conversatory rea would be help.
Beautiful setting and the staff were very helpful and friendly
Fabulous bar, amazing drinks and really friendly and helpful staff who helped make my husbands birthday surprise perfect!
In the circumstances with covid restrictions was a lovely 2 hours our waitress was lovely and it was her first shift she was very friendly and chatty
This was our second visit and we will definitely return
Lovely atmosphere but very cold and wicker chairs were very uncomfortable, need thicker cushions. Bread very poor with tapenade, was expecting more artisan bread not a white roll with no taste. Not worth £4. Lovely cocktails and friendly service. Music was very loud.
Lovely place, lovely staff, too bright sparks my migraines, need to turn up fridges champagne cocktails always warm .
Both cocktails and serivce was amazing. Will definitely be returning in future!
Great environment but thought they had food. The nibbles are delicious
Lovely atmosphere and ambiance, with fantastic drinks service. The drinks menu was nice, but a little limited, however the cocktails themselves were amazing, mostly sweet. It would have been great to have a happy hour to try some more, we wanted to try them all. We tried the bar snacks, which were lovely, but again the menu was limited; understandable as they don’t have a kitchen. The decor was quirky and atmospheric, but we were sat on 2 very low chairs and one high hanging cage chair and a stool. Our party felt odd sitting at different heights, but most tables looked comfortable with tall chairs or comfy seating. It was different! Overall a great night in a nice place, and we couldn’t fault the service.
Great place, great service, great drinks but a bit pricey
We didn’t have any food but there isn’t a star marked N/A so I put good otherwise I couldn’t review the rest which was lovely. Cocktails made with care by friendly staff.
It was an amazing night and the cocktails were lovely, would definitely go back
No food only snacks- peanuts and rice puffs which were good.
Great bar, amazing cocktails, will be visiting again shortly!!
Excellent night. Felt very safe as tables far apart. However, Cocktails were very potent. Suffered the next day!
Fantastic staff, great atmosphere, will be returning
Perfect Cocktails, and surroundings. Warm welcoming. Cannot wait to come again .
the staff were really accommodating and friendly to us
We didn’t eat but drinks, service, atmosphere were all great xx
I asked for a normal table in my request, and I was told we would have to sit in a swinging chair not comfortable at all with that option, so we were placed on an overflow table next to a wall where people were all posing.. We had one drink and left wouldn't return any time soon
Visited friday night and all I can say is - those Espresso Martinis are the bomb.
The Long Island iced tea sharer was just a jug of coke that tasted odd, it kind of tasted like an ashtray.
The red wine seemed to be off - perhaps the bottle had been opened for too long?
Gin was fine, not a lot you can get wrong with that though. If I come again, I’d just stick to the gin.
I’d have a rethink on the Long Island iced tea sharer and the quality of wine. The wine in craft republic is superb, maybe have a word with them.
Lovely place , staff lovely but cocktails weren’t great far to sour to drink
Great afternoon at the bar. Staff were friendly and good at their job. Would definitely visit again!
covid compliant and very lovely, service was quick and toilets clean
Loved the Corona on tap 🙂
Shame theres not more snacks or bar food available.
We had a Lovely time in our 2 hour slot, nice atmosphere, great service.
Great new venue and really good atmosphere. Loving the Corona on tap aswell
I didnt try the food but it could have more range such a chicken bites, nachos extra.
The cocktails were lovely. Loved the names. Would love more variety of cocktails such as more vodka/ fruity cocktails.
The staff were supper friendly. The decorations are stunning and it was a lovely atmosphere. Had a good time
Will defo be visiting again
Lovely ambiance! Cocktails are a must. Would highly reccomend to anyone!
Fab place, staff are friendly , lovely vibe . Thanks ..
Staff were so lovely and the cocktails were good-value for money. Highly recommend!
Cold and noisy, group of ladies smoking Ecigs!! Staff informed, but nothing done...
Had a wonderful few hours atmosphere lovely 😊
Can’t wait to be able to stay longer than 2 hours
Academy 297 is rated 4.6 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.