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Bar Crispin, London, Greater London

Bar Crispin

4.4
4.4
151 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 18 times today

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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 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West End London

    Modern European

151 Reviews
  1. HaMaCa

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. Kayeats

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. AlexS

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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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  8. Kliv987

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. SteveA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  17. JoshF

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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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  18. 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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  19. NaomiK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great food great food great food great food

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  20. JSwan

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant- great wine, food and atmosphere.

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  21. JamieV

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Multiple time visitor to Crispin and bar Crispin and food as ever really good but waiter inattentive and pretty unfriendly - shame!

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  22. Maltz

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a great time at Bar Crispin at NYE. The kitchen was a bit slow to start with, so we were at the restaurant longer than anticipated, which meant we had to rush somewhere for middnight. Would have been nice if instead a drink at the bar was offered for those who wanted, just so that we didn't have to rush the two last courses. Thank you though, to all the team who worked that night and looked after us so brilliantly.

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  23. PieterV

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Classic small plates style meal, fairly expensive for what you get but nice flavours. Interior design is nice but fairly basic / uncomfortable seating options. My main issue is with the service, between the male and female waiter, the male one delivered abysmal service. Bumped into my friend multiple times while serving the table next to us or brushed through our plates with his sleeves all without an acknowledgement or apology. Loudly gossiped and complained about guests from behind the bar. Delivered the bill by throwing it onto the table and then took payment without a single word — no thank you or goodbye. Plenty of other places in London where you’ll get good service for this price level. Will not go back.

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  24. NeilM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very basic menu, no beer at all , but that’s my fault for not checking the menu, all in all I wouldn’t go back, but the staff were great and couldn’t do enough for us.

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  25. AndreaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was so friendly an professionall! They new everything about the wine and their food. Every meal was delicisous, we will be back!

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  26. Mich

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibe, food and wine - a favourite spot in Soho

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  27. TheJman

    London

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Almost £160 for a lunch for two consisting of mostly small, sharing plates (albeit delicious) and a bottle of the bar's own wine, in a space that is not the most comfortable - got good value I'm afraid. Would not repeat or recommend.

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  28. NourA

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to come to the lovely Bar Crispin!

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  29. FreyaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was tasty but not good value for money. The prawn sando was literally a quarter of a sandwich for £7.50, which was a rip off.

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  30. PauV

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good and different food, maybe too spicy for us but we would recoment to our friends when in london! The menu is not updated on instagram, we miss some dishes that we would like to try.

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  31. IreneG

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, service was not very friendly and no wine recommendations.
    Bar CrispinResponded on 12 December 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this review. We are sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience with us at Bar Crispin, we had our busiest week yet and our service was unfortunately affected by staffing issues . We are sorry you were affected by this, as it's not the standard of service we aim to give our valued guests. To help us improve and do our best to prevent disappointment in the future, please if you can provide any further details of what in particular went wrong by emailing us directly. Your constructive feedback is valued and we appreciate any information you could give us and we can also make an appropriate gesture if we know. We hope to hear from you soon.

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  32. ems23

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    As good as the food was, the service really wasn’t up to standard. We were asked by four different waiters if we wanted another drink within less than 10 minutes, which was very annoying. The waiters didn’t seem happy or engaging or interested. Food was great, but it really took from the expierence. Also the tables & chairs are very uncomfortable, they are wonky and shake at the smallest movement. I understand the vibe and aesthetic behind them, but functionality should be more important. If you want to try the food, I would recommend visiting normal Crispin or Freddie, both are wonderful restaurants and the atmosphere is much nicer.

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  33. PMcK

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was fine. Food was nice, service was fine. Quite expensive for what it was. Overall overrated but a nice restaurant all the same.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food, perfect if you want to try something nicer and don’t spend a fortune.

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  35. FOODIE45678

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing, the staff took the time to explain all the flavours and how they complemented each other showing they really know what they’re doing. Will definitely be returning

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  36. Katy

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointing. Food choice limited and pretentious. Too trendy for its own good. Couldn't hear myself thing and the seating is metal and agonisingly uncomfortable.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our Time there! Only go if you like Seafood or Fish:

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  38. dannij

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice venue with a good vibe and food was tasty but in my opinion the amount of food versus value was ridiculous. I left feeling hungry and the wine was very expensive too and not that amazing for the price!

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  39. James

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Friendly staff. Super Low Intervention wines.

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  40. fjiggy

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is amazing and the service is superb. We tried so many amazing dishes and it exceeded all my expectations. Would deffo recommend you come here and try the food, lots of new stuff I hadn’t had before and it was great quality. We had a chef in our party of 4 and he also said the food was amazing. Only thing is that it really is small plates, so do think it is a tiny bit expensive for the potion, but hey ho - that’s London I suppose…

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Bar Crispin is rated 4.4 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 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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