Evans & Peel Detective Agency

4.7
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301 reviews
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£26 to £40
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American
We’re detectives Evans & Peel, a highly renowned mystery-solving and crime fighting duo. There’s no crime is too large or too strange. However, we are not all that we seem on the surface... Make an appointment: https://www.evansandpeel.com

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Oct 1-31, 2020·Wed-Sat 17:00-20:45

Pre-order your takeaway hooch NOW and receive 50% OFF food at your appointment. LINK: shop.evansandpeel.com (The Detective will be in touch...Stay safe out there)

What 301 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.7
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4.8
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JerrodG
Cambridge
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having grown up in Chicago I am very familiar with the history of the prohibition era in the States. This amazing establishment does a remarkable job of transforming a space in Kensington into 1929 America. The cocktails are amazing and very unique to each themed case. The service is top notch and probably one of the most hospitable we have ever found anywhere in London.

We went on a Friday night to celebrate or commiserate the results of my wife taking the US legal bar exam. I had made note of this when booking the reservation. When we arrived the owner immediately recognized the two of us by the booking. When he found out that my wife had passed he brought us to our table and provided the best service anyone could ask for. At the end of the night he made an announcement to the venue that they would be closing and then he introduced my wife to the whole place and congratulated her for passing this exam.

We felt this was an incredible gesture and now are planning of making this our regular. If you have a chance to go just once, do it!

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RachelleS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Often places oversell themselves but in this case, it was everything I'd hoped for and MORE! From the bespoke entry/greating to the AMAZING cocktails, everything was simply remarkable. Great attention to detail in the decor, menus and presentation. This was definitely the first of many visits! Thank you detective Evans

p.s. try his cocktail at your peril;-)

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Binkydork
London
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great evening and meal here. Excellent fun entertainment- just the right touch. Loved the decor and general theme. Cocktails were a hit and be sure to try the chicken tenders - best I’ve ever had. Don’t be put off by the location or the somewhat low key entrance - this is a great night out and worth the trip.

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MrPacker
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fun night out. Very friendly and excited staff.

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NoreenT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experiential and personalised experience. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Definitely not the place to go to for a date. Even if food was good and the waiters nice, Music is definitely too loud for a conversation. Entrance is weird (had to knock , place hard to find, little presentation at first not needed and menu too complicated to understand.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 10 October 2020

I'm sorry your visit to the ' Agency' didn't meet your expectations. We are a 1920's Prohibition themed restaurant and bar. Hence the entrance,actors, and dark moody atmosphere( normally perfect for a date). Again we apologise it feel short of the classic experience you were expecting. Kindest Regards, Detectives Evans & Peel

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Medz
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really really fun place and the cocktails were delicious! Loved the 1920s music and the actors you meet in the beginning do an outstanding job! Would definitely go back!

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Katie
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience! Tony the detective took our case very seriously and kept checking in with us during the evening, always in character. We loved the prohibition themed interior. Cocktails were great - the ones on the menu looked lethal but they also do the classics. The food is an accompaniment rather than the main event but tasty and the sharing portions are a good size.

We will definitely be back, having practised our Bugsy Malone accents!

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JackieG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great, fun experience. Only 1 up pdate during our time there, and as we almost left without a conclusion to our case, which would have been a shame. SD was good here too.

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SophieB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had the best evening at Evans and Peel Detective Agency! Started with a detective role play where you had to state your case which was really fun with entry through a secret doorway to the bar. Drinks were delicious with a keepsake Polaroid to take away. Had a great time!

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Brunab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more drinks. Service was well-timed and friendly, drinks are affordable, creative and delicious."

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Bridesmaid
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Friday evening activity for what would have been my best friends hen party- a few drinks and some cracking theatrics really hit the spot for the bride and her 3 bridesmaids

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Casual
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't usually write reviews, actually I do think it's the first one I'm writing. I've been here twice, both times were great. I simply admire the whole concept. It's an unique experience.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing welcome, role play, cocktails and atmosphere

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

second time back in 10 years. Not much has changed but drinks aren't as adventurous as they used to be. I liked the flair of Skull glasses or playing cards hanging out of glasses- made it quite fun. They have still got a few but many drinks were quite plain in presentation, which is disappointing for the price.

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SantiagoJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, tasty and generous food portions. Well worth the visit!!

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MollieG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best cockatil bar in London! Amazing would 1000 percent go again

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jamesh
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, I wouldn’t want to say too much as the place has to be experienced.
Word of warning the cocktails are very strong.

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RadicalH
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so cool! It was my first time going and it instantly became my new favourite bar in the UK. When I booked the table, I was only expecting a cool little bar, but it was so much better than that. As I went in I was greeted by an actor in full 1920's detective get up who played out the whole scenario of getting to know me better over a few drinks, the acting was amazing given that I had not thought this through at all and had not thought of what to say. The secret entrance to the bar which I'll keep a surprise was so cool, like some real scooby doo stuff, and then you get into the coolest and most authentic 1920's prohibition bar you've ever seen. The food was amazing and the cocktails were to die for. Honestly it was such a great night you've got to go. I promise you wont regret it. It would also be such a cool place to take someone on a date.

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vipJimmyA
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktail experience. Expertly mixed cocktails with imaginative recipes. Staff went above and beyond to complete the illusion and create a magical atmosphere.

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Tom1
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We didnt eat, but the food menu looked good and was reasonably priced. More of a snack type menu - I wouldn't consider it for 'dinner out'.

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CarlyW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My partner and I just had the best night! I’d sent on a case ahead which they used and really personalised our experience. It’s not a cheap evening out, but worth every penny! Great atmosphere, good grub and tasty cocktails, but the staff stole the show-our waitress was lovely and Detective Peel was fab. Loved the jazz music and all the little finishing touches, clearly lots of thought has gone into the set up and experience.
Can’t recommend it enough for a night out. Thank you
Oh and COVID safe :)

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Ella
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by an entertaining and charismatic 'detective' who took us into this hidden gem of a bar. The 'themed' cocktails were pricey but worth the extra few pounds for their creativity, and ordered a 'side' of padron peppers which came in a tin with a portion big enough for dinner! We had a great night and would recommend this place to anyone looking for an indulgent evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience

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Bruce
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hoot at E&P. Highly recommended! Their cocktail list is the best around town.

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Danj
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great actors, great drinks a great experience even with covid restrictions.

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RossM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. Well enjoyed night out.

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ShamilP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for anyone who’s never been there

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ThomasH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bar. Something different and quirky cocktails

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AnastasiaP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly amazing experience! Could not recommend enough!

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Elle
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome welcome concept. Very good experience & service

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PaigeH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A uniquely interesting place that is perfect for date nights and groups of friends!

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun, would definately recommend to others

AJ
AlexJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Will definitely be coming back. Fun start on arrival when you state your case. The cocktails were great and service tentative. And personalising your cocktails to suit your taste was also very nice. Thanks!

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JadeW
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the most special places I’ve ever been to

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MikeS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic memorable evening. Would highly recommend and looking forward to going again. Next time will even be prepared with a case that needs solving.

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Leah
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails and very attentive staff. Really fun experience.

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Simona
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very lovely atmosphere. Great for date nights. Interesting cocktails. Staff were all lovely.

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TommyS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful Bar, my friends loved it.
Just a quick point perhaps, the music was a bit too loud.

Will definitely come back!

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NadiaS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and the cocktails are simply stunning and delicious. Food was great to. What a charming place!

FAQs

Evans & Peel Detective Agency is rated 4.7 stars by 301 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.