Evans & Peel Detective Agency

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251 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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3.9
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4.5
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GeoffE
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Disappointed as they no longer do "cases" - made the place know about this. Otherwise a great visit.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 12 March 2020

Hello there , New cases are always welcome we have just changed a bit the way how the notes are passed to our Detective, due to the high demand of appointments. We hope to see you soon. Stay safe out there

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JMJM
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place highly recommend to all for a good night out

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EmilyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!! The atmosphere was great, with the two detectives being very in character and it made the whole experience extremely fun, plus the drinks were really good!

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RobW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant idea. Good fun. People were great. The location and ambiance were exactly right.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great birthday dinner or friend dinner date! Detective was very funny and attentive! Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

So brilliant-bloody hell will be back!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really recommend this place it’s a great speak easy theme but not intrusive well worth it

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Jackanoree
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The detectives were excellent and were really accomodating during our moment of distress. Plus they gave us a pretty decent reward for solving the case they posted online.

The cocktails were delicious but we felt were slightly overpriced. The layout of the cocktail menu is fab.

The food wasn't too bad for value when you go for the £30 Snack out option, but the quality of the food was pretty poor. It was either overly salted, overly covered with condiments, or had no seasoning/flavour whatsoever. I think there desperately needs more attention and care here. We liked that there was a vegan option.

Our final and minor complaint would also be that one member of staff kept saying they would come back to us regarding our case reward but never did. I had to ask the girl who took our payment about it and she kindly brought it to us straight away. We didn't know what it was going to be and we would've preferred to receive it earlier in the night. Otherwise the staff were very attentive, it was just the one that left us in the dark.

Awesome, AWESOME experience though. The music was excellent and developed quite cleverly as the night went on. We do highly recommend!!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hello there , Detective Evans here , It seems we will need to have chat with our Cook , thanks for your collaboration . We hope to help you soon with more cases.... Stay safe out there...

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GemmaB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Getting into the bar was fun with the Detective Agency, but I think the waitresses and actors could have continued it a bit more once inside the bar.

The bar is fun, with good music and nice themed cocktails.

The food is not good, very overpriced and nothing for vegetarians. We ordered max and cheese which came with bacon which was not expected - and just got a tiny mug of pasta for £10!!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hello GemmaB , Detective Evans here , After checking what have you just mentioned we will indeed improve that aspect too. Thanks a lot for your important feedback.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. Great host and bartenders!

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RachelL
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun and unique experience! Food and drinks were all delicious and well thought out. Finally the decor and the staff were the perfect toppers to a mystery themed night! Would definitely recommend.

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DylanW
Portland
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing speakeasy. The atmosphere is perfect, the staff is wonderful, and the cocktails are unbelievable. Easily one of the best cocktail bars I've ever been to.

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PhoebeW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of it! Every body was in such great spirits and the guys at the start did a really great job. Had no idea what to expect but my friend and I couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience. The drinks with the Polaroid on were a great touch!

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trisi31
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed this experience. So glad I booked and would highly recommend to others.

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Dayna
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere like no other bar I’ve been to! Would love to come back to try the food. Have to go here if you want something a little different to the regular bars in London.

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ChiaraM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We did not have any food so I cannot actually speak about that. But everything was good and the experience amazing.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

Really glad to read your case have been solved ! Please come back soon... Stay safe out there

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HeatherN
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

With the best will in the world, I'd say ... meh :/

The detective thing was a great idea but felt a bit of a token gesture (and a bit too meta for me). We thought it might tie into the evening a bit more, influencing the cocktails we were offered or something.

The room looked great but was lacking a the speakeasy atmosphere. It was also incredibly cold! The music was GREAT - who doesn't like Ella? - but tooo loud for conversation. And our table was tiny so thankfully we only had a serving of cheesy chips to share (which were delicious). I don't think we'd have fitted any more on!

Finally, I hoped the detectives might have picked up on the fact we were celebrating my friend's birthday but it wasn't acknowledged ...

All in all, it wasn't the imersive experience we'd hoped for, but it was a nice place for a cocktail - thank you.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

Good afternoon, I am sorry you feel your case didn't get the full attention it deserved. If you ever do want to employ our services in the future please contact us directly via email. Stay safe out there...

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Powpow
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant, defo up’d their game since last I went a few years back. That time the dectective just kind of rushed us though. I love the new door and I love that the detective walks round and talks to you afterwards too. Can’t recommend enough. It’s a great night out.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hello there, We are really happy your case has been solved. Stay safe out there

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CatT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff made it such a fantastic experience!! Would definitely recommend.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

CatT # case solved , our detective team really work hard . Thanks a lot Stay safe out there

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Ppanon
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Was a really cool place to have a few quiet drinks on the busiest weekday in London.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hello there , Thanks for your words ..any day is a good day to come at the agency...# Stay safe out there

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ChrisB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Staff were very friendly and good range of drinks!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

ChrisB , Please come back soon more cases... Stay safe out there ..

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KathleenP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to be, I’ve already recommended it to my family!! Not very cheap but I get that. The only real issue I had was the limitations of vegan food but what I did have was amazing!!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 4 February 2020

Hello there , We are really glad to read that you have enjoyed your experience! We will surely talk to our chef to add more vegan options .

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JaquelineH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Was not what we expected
Drinks very over prices and food very simple
Won't be back

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 4 February 2020

Hello there , I am really sorry to read about your experience. Our Detective is a professional actor who plays a role accordingly to the case presented at the door. We are a speakeasy cocktails bar with a different atmosphere and different concept and drinks . The price of the drinks start from £6.00 to £14.00 in order to offer more choices to our guests. The food we offer is very simple , just an American style tapas menu freshly prepared everyday. Thank you for your feedback E.V. General M

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time tonight on our 5th Anniversary! Lois and Tony were amazing characters and we enjoyed bantering with them. Would definitely go again!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thanks a lot , It has been an honour and a pleasure having you at the agency for such an important day.

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Rose79
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

After a really wonderful first experience a year ago with my boyfriend I came a second time with a friend and this time I was rather disappointed. The detective was doing his own show, not interacting a lot with us (but he was funny and welcoming anyways) and there was a very loud (and I hoped that he was only acting drunk and not for real!!) staff member who entered the rom as well.
The ladies who were serving food and drinks were not overwhelmingly friendy and food was served late. Until last year I was a fan but after this time I am not sure if I would recommend it to somebody. The ambiance is unique and really fantastic! Coctails are definitely too expensive for the little glasses but they taste really delicious!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hello there , Thanks a lot for finding the time to write your feedback. We can guarantee the actor was just playing his role , ( he was drinking a Cola ) We will surely improve all the points mentioned. We hope you will visit us again soon. Ercole V. General Manager

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michaela
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very unique experience, I enjoyed the atmosphere and the environment was very good.

The place is very discreet and secret which I like.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello Madame , We are glad to see you have enjoyed our venue , please come back soon with more cases.

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SophK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An amazing experience! We have already recommended to our friends and family! Thank you for a lovely evening x

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello there , It has been absolutely a pleasure , come back for more..... Stay safe out there !

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HoratioNikolai
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very fun place to take someone, make sure you come up with/make-up a fun case for the detectives to solve, won't be half as good otherwise. Cocktails are on the pricey side, but you're paying for the act as well, so it's all relative! Will be telling all my friends about it.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello there , Thanks a lot for your important feedback , Stay safe out there ! Detective Peel

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AlexandruP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food1service4ambience5

really nice theme, really fun waiters and story line. The food and drinks are also really good

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello , Glad you have enjoyed the experience , Come back for more surprises.... Stay safe out there! Detective Peel

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hamnoo
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, creatively themed cocktails, lovely food and amazing atmosphere. Loved the detective/speakeasy vibe. Had the vegan hotdog, very messy but tasty. Service was friendly and attentive. Would recommend and go back again.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello there , Another case has been solved here ! Please pay us more visits soon.

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KiaL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was such fun! We hade a case in our minds when we arrived to our appointment in dark sunglasses. Detective Tony was great and he promised to solve our case. The special drinks were a bit overprized and the food also. We only had some chicken bites and they kacked a bit of flavour.
But as a whole experience it was super. We recommend it warmly!

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HappyDiner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a fun evening of cocktails at Evans and Peel! Make sure you prepare a case for the detective to solve and bring some evidence along with you. I have seen some lukewarm reviews of the place that seem to be from people who came unprepared or didn't have a fun case for the detective to resolve - you really get out what you put in with this experience. The 'detective' actor is fantastic and hilarious and stayed perfectly in character the whole evening, coming back to our table with updates on our case as he solved each of the clues we left for him in the "evidence". The cocktails were a bit on the pricey side but were all delicious and there are reasonably priced wines on the menu if you don't want cocktails all night. We didn't order food off the menu, so I couldn't put "very good" for that. Superb and highly recommended.

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RichM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent venue, good fun, friendly staff.
The food is 'casual' but very tasty.
The cocktails were expensive and small but very nice.
Tip - Have a good cover story ready, as it makes for good interaction with the guy on Reception.
Also, solve the case on their website before you arrive & provide photographic proof as you get a reward of a shot of bourbon each.

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Navneet
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, staff really got into the playing the characters role .. would definitely come again and recommend to friends and family.

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Apostata
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was there with a group of friends and we absolutely loved the place. We really felt like back in the prohibition years :-)
Fantastic cocktails and atmosphere. The selection of beers is lacking, though.

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LucreciaP
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing and unique experience, I really recommend this place for speak easy bar lovers !

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JuliaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic evening at Evans & Peel, the detectives took our elaborate case on board and followed up regularly with updates. The more detailed your case is the more you will get out of this fantastic place. Cocktails delicious, setting atmospheric. Will be back!

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EunjiC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my best speakeasy experience! The waiters were so nice! I had a wonderful night. Cocktails were delicious too. I would definitely recommend to a friend

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AmberS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is amazing and I would recommend to everyone but at the same time want to keep it a secret was one of the best experiences I will never forget and I'm sure to go back

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JasonS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good fun. The intro is the best bit, and the cocktails are excellent. However, it would be nice if they played along more throughout the evening! Also, the music turned weirdly clubby from about 8pm - not what I expected of a speakeasy. Overall a fun night.

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