Evans & Peel Detective Agency

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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 a ‘special’ evening appointment: evansandpeel.com

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AD
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Would totally recommend but would warn of lack of selection of food

DD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

very special atmosphere. I tried better cocktails. A bit expensive. Service Fast. a bit noisy

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded 5 days ago

Hello there , Thanks for using our agency , happy you have enjoyed the atmosphere , a bit disappointed you have not enjoyed our drinks , our detectives are working really hard to deliver the best , surely we will see you soon.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Evans and Peel. The Detective was very good and set the scene nicely. I think it would be even better to continue with the fun throughout the visit, maybe just one interlude would be great. Other than that a fun evening and good simple food served well. Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance! Would definitely go again.

BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I recommended the place to some friends visiting and the experience was not what i had anticipate to them. They could not present a case, they were sharing the "office" with another couple in front of them and there were people coming in an out spoiling the surprise. Clearly they missed the detective mystery trick which was my selling point. The place was too crowded and too noisy and cocktails were tiny for the price.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hello Miss Beatriz , Thank you for your visit , the agency was quite busy that night . Based on your feedback we will improve our service. Saturday is one of the busiest day for our cocktails bar , and the cocktails are designed and prepared only using the super premium product , and for our mixologist is all about the taste . We hope to see you again soon.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place and fun experience but we would have expected the detective to get more into our story and really play the game.
The bar is great with a nice decoration but only the room next to the bar is like that. The second part could be improved.
Finally the waiter was pushing us to consume (food and more drinks) which was unpleasant.
However, the cocktails were really good, the way to get in is really fun. I would recommend that place even if some points could be improved

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Very good theme! Love the part where the detective asked u about the case! Lovely cocktails and u can make ur own one too!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!fantastic amazing

JR
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The place is beautiful, however a larger option for food is missing.

GH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We could not stay long due to other commitments. We liked the follow up to our case on our leaving the bar. We would definitely go back again!

OW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A really fun experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for something a little different for a night out!

HJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best detectives in town! Great atmosphere would definitely recommend

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Original and elaborate cocktails. Friendly and helpful service. Lovely atmosphere.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The most amazing experience in a club! The welcome is The best and The waiter is very gentle

T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Remember to have a reason why you need a detective, it helps the whole experience. The "detective" who let us in was really funny, we had a good case & he played along well. As we were leaving he came in and give us our update, so it was a good way to end. The bar itself is cute and the cocktails were nice, I'm vegi so there was only Mac & cheese & fries for us to eat but they were fine. We enjoyed it and it was something a bit different, the only thing that lets it down is there isn't much "speakeasy" ambiance once you are having your drinks/food, it would definitely benefit from have a "moll" hostess inside the bar area to continue the theme, but its worth a try.

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Great quirky bar with a really lively atmosphere. Very unique and great cocktails.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hello James , Thanks for your review , please come back soon with more cases .

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OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very fun hidden speakeasy! Would go back again for the cocktails. Not really a full meal kind of place, but we will definitely recommend to friends!

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

It was so good. Second time for me there and the Detective at the reception was spot-on. I heard many members of staff with different accents and I think having someone at the door who has a british / american accent, makes a better experience. :-) It was fun and my friends, unaware of what was going on, had a great tome. Thanks

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hello Mr Mariano, Thanks for your review . Our detectives are from all around the world , come back for more cases.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

Not quite what we were expecting. We had to describe a case in order to get in, but once we were inside nobody came to our table to speak to us again about this case.
Food was very limited also.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hello RafaelM , As we do not usually get 1 star review I would like to understand more about your experience. Speakeasy used to be secret places during the prohibition in America , to access was not easy , many used passwords etc. We work hard to deliver the best service , drinks , experience as Cocktails Bar , our theatrical part is all done by our main host the Detective at the door. Saying that we will consider your review in order to improve . Thanks

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DO
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good for a one off different kind of experience or celebration. Have a story ready for the start. The experience is definitely better than the food options. Cocktails are good and they will make one to your specifications if not on the menu. Stayed for between an hour to an hour and a half.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 6 August 2019

Hello there , Thanks for your visit and to find the time to write a review to us . We will definitely improve our food choice . Thanks again

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Case solved. Perfect outcome. Thanks to all involved!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 20 July 2019

Thanks to you and please visit us soon !

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for cocktails and snacks

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 20 July 2019

We work hard for it thanks !

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M
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Have been to the same named speakeasy in Helsinki and there the staff were attentive and they kept the vibe. Here - after entry - it might as well have been just another average and slightly overpriced bar. The bar staff were self involved and uninterested in keeping up the vibe. Just goes to show that all the effort in the world falls down when you don't hire well

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 20 July 2019

Dear Mr Michael, Unfortunately i can understand there was some disappointment during your visit , i apologise for that and I will personally investigate what happened in the night . Kindest Regards E V General Manager

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AY
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Unassuming and charming. Staff are clearly invested. Beer from a radiator! Fan-happy-madness.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 20 July 2019

What a beautiful 5 stars reviews , thanks Mr Alan !

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The coolest restaurant experience ever! The food was also yummy. 10/10

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 20 July 2019

Thanks a lot MarieN , The team works hard everyday to deliver the best service , drinks and food . Please come to see us soon .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The entry with the detective was amazing. Best experience ever

PS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Great fun and the staff members were great - including the detective. The foor and atmosphere was great and the young blond waitress was extremely good, attentive and professional too.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 20 July 2019

The case has been clearly solved here ! Thanks and please come back soon

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F
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fun greeting at the door and great food with quick service throughout the night. The cocktails were delicious too. Definitely go for any occasion, even just for a catchup with friends.

CP
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Superb role playing introduction. Superb cocktails. Superb Mac and Cheese. Loved it!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great fun! Drinks were brilliant and service was excellent. The food was okay, nothing special, but good for a snack. I felt like we didn't have much time with the actor, but perhaps my expectations were set too high about that part. Overall great place, would definitely recommend it!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. Love the introduction and its worth having a “case” ready when you arrive for the detectives. Makes it a little more fun - but don’t worry if you don’t. Great drinks and worth trying some of the specials.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good night, cool little bar. Nice vibe. Service from The waitresses was brilliant. She said she was new but was really good.
Got slightly loud where I couldn’t hear the person sitting in front of me and only negative that they only had one glass of a particular wine. Really enjoyed the Chapman cocktail.

EV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Fun experience. Won’t give too much away, but we had a blast. Be prepared to present a case you would like solved...it definitely adds to the experience

B
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Cool and well executed theme! Mostly nice and helpful waiters but the value for money, even on London standards, was sadly a bit disappointing.

NA
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a fun night out with friends. Entering the agency is the best. The drink menu is fun.

i
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting from USA, heard about this place. What a great little speakeasy. Entry was fun (have a mystery to solve) and the room and atmosphere were just perfect.

Drinks were strong and definitely fit the motif. Food was basic, but pretty good. Hot dog was tasty, as was the Mac n Cheese.

We were s family, but it is clearly a great place for friends to gather.

TG
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went with a few friends for drinks and a nosh a few days ago. We had our story straight and had a fun few minutes with the detective before gaining entrance to the lounge. The drinks were decent but nothing extraordinary. The food was similar. Service wasn’t great. We had a waitress who was clearly bored to tears and not particularly interested in actually serving people. We left after about an hour. All in all a nice time but not a place I’d go out of the way to go back to.

CE
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Bottle of wine still missing.
Concept sounded nice, but is just a gimmick.
Cocktails aren’t that great.
One of our group of friends fell asleep.
Very noisy place

DV
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The guy who answered the door was really good. Really good touch to the whole experience

IS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This place is an experience, not just a venue. Had a thoroughly enjoyable night

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