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Bar Crispin, London, Greater London

Bar Crispin

4.4
4.4
173 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
Bar Crispin is an all-day restaurant & wine bar on Kingly Street, Soho, designed by Jermain Gallagher. Offering low intervention wines & seasonal sharing plates, it is a place for any occasion.

Our chefs are lead by Fabien Spagnolo (ex Frenchie, Pollen St Social, The Corner Room & Casa Fofo), with a wealth of experience he respects each ingredient, allowing us to celebrate great local producers & creating memorable experiences. The menu is broadly European inspired, focussing on locally & sustainably sourced ingredients from independent growers, small-scale farms & producers (think crispy polenta, croquettes, organic British vegetables, sustainable seafood, classic cuts).

For reservations of 7+ people email bar@crispinlondon.com, we are available for exclusive use or Greenroom part hire. The Greenroom is a private room designed by Jermaine Gallacher with hand-painted lights, emerald green walls reminiscent of old Soho & a beautiful

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2 people

19:00


Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Wine Bar, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Sat 13:00–15:00 Sun 13:00–17:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:30
  • Phone number
    020 7434 3555
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Fabien Spagnolo
  • Catering
    Serving low intervention wines, cocktails, canapés, sharing plates &amp; feasting menus, we can offer something for any occasion.<br /> <br />Crispin Group Catering also offers external full &amp; part catering services for Seated Dining, Working Lunches, Corporate Dinners &amp; Canape Receptions. Email bar@crispinlondon.com to enquire.<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Less than 5 minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus station, & a stone's throw from Mayfair, Bar Crispin is a unique Soho venue available all week early till late for exclusive use or part hire. We can host 12 seated in our private dining room, or up to 50 standing & 30 seated across the whole venue, including a heated terrace & a brilliant sound system.
  • Private party contact
    Natalia Gordon: 17719927377
  • Area
    Soho
  • Cross Street
    Kingly Street x Ganton Street
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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What 173 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  • West End London

    Modern European

173 Reviews
  1. KimB

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and wine was great, service could have been a little friendlier.

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  2. tony

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. Really like the food and the wine. And the weather was great for outside sitting. Special thanks to Jeremiah, very nice people and service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely small and expensive plates - not worth it at all

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Another over rated spot. The wine list has good options if you are ready to spend +£65 , food average, service incredibly slow. Hard to understand all the noise.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Went here for a birthday meal and was so disappointed. Service was awful, our waitress had the rudest attitude, menu was not explained, food was tiny portions and overly priced. Would not recommend to anyone, such a shame to ruin a birthday celebration. Overly hyped

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a good experience, lovely food and drinks and generally good service but we felt like we were being rushed out the door from as soon as we were there. We arrived on time for our reservation and asked how long we had the table for. After finding out we had 1.5 hours, we ordered with plenty of time so we could enjoy our food and drink but then the mains took a really long time to come out and the staff basically told us to speed up. We felt pressured to order dessert whilst still waiting for some mains and then were jumped on straight away with the bill as soon as the final spoonful was finished. It’s a shame we were so pressured as overall it would’ve been a good evening but we were left feeling unwelcome and like we were a hinderance, despite the delays being the restaurant’s fault

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice setting, slightly pricey but very good.

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  8. Sheenz

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome place to go for pre-dinner drinks or just a lovely wine and small plates vibe. Would love more vegetarian options though!

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  9. LondonRegular

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice individual small plates. The menu doesn’t come together that well to form a rounded meal, but they’d be nice as snacks with the good wine. The service wasn’t the warmest.

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  10. Caro

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice spot for wine and smaller plates versus a full dinner. Great wine advice

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  11. YiannisD

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Crispin has been high on my list, especially after seeing it recommended multiple times by chefs interviewed on topjaw channel. I particularly enjoyed the vibe of a few tables, intimate environment and an ideal ambience for a date night. The staff were very friendly and very attentive. Regarding food, it was delicious. The BBQ pork belly and seafood "ratatouille" stayed in my mind. The prawn sando was also splendid, but I would have preferred if the bread was toasted. There's a large selection of wines as well to pair your exquisite meal as well. I would highly recommend it when you're aiming to impress someone special.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening filled with gorgeous food and wine

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  13. LeeBS

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, innovative food, great wine list, and the service was impeccable - all staff friendly and helpful. Will be back!

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  14. LondonLocal

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, knowledgeable staff, tasty food and dog friendly! It was already full at 5:30pm on a Saturday night - tells you all you need to know.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice experience, good food, and great service. Cosy for a casual date night. Wines by the glass are slightly overpriced.

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  16. BethanyB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine selection is incredible. The food was very tasty, didn’t blow my mind though!

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  17. YasmaH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but overpriced and waiter did know what he was talking about. He said sando was something made of polenta but it turned out to be a very small sandwich made of white bread. Wine also overpriced

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was super helpful and really informative with our choice of wine!

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  19. flipp24

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short delightful menu Pleasant house red Cosy cellar space 💯 recommend

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not one to go to if you’re hungry, it’s very small plates!

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  21. HaMaCa

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely wine bar, unusual choices, great small plates. Service subtle, effective, quick. Always have a fab time here. Word for the clumsy, I get my shoes and bag tangled in the high bench seating, it's quite narrow. FYI if you've got bags post work / retail therapy.

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  22. Kayeats

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Third time coming and it’s the best. Food is great and lovely wine selection.

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  23. KCole

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing visit unfortunately. Staff kept pressuring us to order food despite us saying we just wanted drinks. We had the table for 1.5 hours but were told we had to move downstairs 15 minutes early. We were sat alone with no atmosphere in what felt like a private dining room. Disappointing, wouldn’t return.

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  24. Wryan90

    London

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, but I don’t see what all the hype is about, my guest was a pescatarian and we ordered everything he could eat on the menu and still were hungry at the cinema and ordered popcorn. Nice restaurant, but I don’t know if I would rush back.

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  25. PericlisA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great foot and great service. Would highly recommend!

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  26. RicG

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful dishes and a great vibe, perfect little spot for date night or catching up with friends. Our favourites were the oyster mushrooms and prawn sando, great selection of wines by the glass too. Can’t wait to return!

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  27. NoaM

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The waitress wasn’t nice and it is veryyy expensive for nothing We had only one bottle of wine and 3 small plates and it was more than 120 pounds The place is not very pretty

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  28. AlexS

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Every dish is delicious, staff is friendly and super nice. Other than door opening freezing us each time everything was perfect! Thanks team for comforting us with such early cosy dinner on saturday, very very delicious. We will be back ( v soon)!

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  29. Kliv987

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and ambience, markup on wine is quite high though (in our case a bottle came 4x times the retail price) and food portions quite small. I understand it’s the bar’s policy to book 2-hour slots for the same table, and they do make it clear at the time of booking, but we felt the staff was extremely pushy when our time came to leave the table.

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  30. Tanga100

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great little place! Delish food and drink and great friendly staff!! Will defo be back!!!

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  31. KristinaG

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved this place. Helpful and friendly staff, great reccos, stunning burrata and polenta

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  32. RoyRose

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love it, just very noisy. Food and service were impeccable.

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  33. Briony

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, decent service. Would go back for a quick bite.

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  34. Sophie

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely bar - quite small inside! Food was delicious

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  35. ClarisseG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious small menu, tried almost everything! 10/10

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  36. lucyo

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab little spot will definitely be going back! Great friendly service!

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  37. EvaK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent! So was the food, but the service was a paritcular highlight.

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  38. SteveA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food. Interesting, very tasty. Unique. Would highly recommend.

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  39. JoshF

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, wine, and service. Strongly recommend getting the prawn sando

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  40. MyrtoK

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice food, but small portions and quite expensive. The staff was all lovely but the place is small and got quite loud. The wine was really good, but again the portions were small for the price

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Bar Crispin is rated 4.4 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Bar Crispin

19 Kingly St, London, Greater London W1B 5PY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Kingly Street x Ganton Street
  • Area
    Soho
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Sat 13:00–15:00 Sun 13:00–17:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Wine Bar, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Fabien Spagnolo
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7434 3555
  • Catering
    Serving low intervention wines, cocktails, canapés, sharing plates &amp; feasting menus, we can offer something for any occasion.<br /> <br />Crispin Group Catering also offers external full &amp; part catering services for Seated Dining, Working Lunches, Corporate Dinners &amp; Canape Receptions. Email bar@crispinlondon.com to enquire.<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Less than 5 minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus station, & a stone's throw from Mayfair, Bar Crispin is a unique Soho venue available all week early till late for exclusive use or part hire. We can host 12 seated in our private dining room, or up to 50 standing & 30 seated across the whole venue, including a heated terrace & a brilliant sound system.
  • Private party contact
    Natalia Gordon: 17719927377
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