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Permission, London,

Permission

4.9
4.9
310 Reviews
£26 to £40
Lounge
If you want the perfect compliment to your Magic Mike Live experience, book a table at our new lounge ‘Permission.’ With lite bites, hand-crafted cocktails and live music curated by Magic Mike, there’s really no reason to go anywhere else. Bookings before the show get skip the line privileges into the theater. Oh, and did we mention our cast loves to hang out in the lounge post-show?

Permission is only for those over 18. If you are fortunate enough to look under 25 please ensure you bring a physical photo ID, either a passport or full driving licence.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Lounge
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    020 7769 8888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ioannis Grammenos
  • Area
    Leicester Square
  • Parking Details
    LondonChinatownNewport PlaceLondon WC2H 7PUhttps://www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/cities/london/chinatown/
  • Public Transit
    Nearest Underground Station is Leicester Square on the Northern and Piccadilly lines.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Best Overall

  • London

    Best Service

  • London

    Best Ambience

  • London

    Great for creative cocktails

  • West End London

    Best Overall

  • West End London

    Best Service

  • West End London

    Best Ambience

  • West End London

    Best Value

  • West End London

    Great for creative cocktails

310 Reviews
  1. AbbeygailB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice vibes helpful staff live piano man playing unreal environment

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  2. BECKEYB

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful visit. We were very impressed with the service and helpfulness of all staff members. The food and cocktails were lovely, and was nice to see the cocktails being prepared. The live music was lovely to have and join in with, but it did not take over, which was lovely as we could still talk to each other. Would definitely recommend.

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  3. EllieW

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and will definitely be back next time I’m in London. Staff are amazing, kind and can’t do enough for you! One of the best places I’ve visited in London.

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  4. AmyL

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, a group of 4 celebrating my daughters 18th, we were escorted straight to a comfy table, a pianist was playing, cocktails were lovely and we were then escorted to our table at Magic Mike Live...highly recommended for a lovely treat!

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  5. KerryF

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was fabulous, amazing cocktail's and great service this was a lovely start to watching Magic Mike … we also were personally escorted to our seats … would highly recommend!

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  6. Leah

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked this before magic mike and such a lovely bar, really nice ambience. Had a jazz band, staff were fantastic and cocktails were lush. Returned to the bar after the show and again staff were lovely, DJ was hilarious, more of a party vive later on. Thoroughly recommend.

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  7. LorraineG

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location in the Hippodrome, service was fabulous. Great start to our evening

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  8. HelenC

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very friendly and efficient- a very enjoyable experience with amazing cocktails

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  9. JenC

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the service (all very friendly) and being shown to our theatre seats

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  10. SarahC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, friendly staff and such a lovely atmosphere, great choice of cocktails available and the staff very helpful in helping you choose

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  11. CamelliaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to get a drink and especially if you’re going to see the show !!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, lovely staff, great way to start the evening off for magic Mike, will 100% recommend to friends

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We only had drinks, but they were delicious and vibe was on point!

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  14. LeeJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, attentive staff, gorgeous decor, delicious food and amazing cocktails. What’s not to love?!

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  15. HeatherH

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was brilliant. Looked after well. Enjoyed our time there.

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  16. Phily

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to all the staff who were very attentive and kind. Food was excellent. Great place for dinner and cocktails before the magic Mike show, couldn’t recommend it enough!

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  17. RichB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative, delicious cocktails in a beautiful lounge with attentive, knowledgeable and perfect service. Highly recommend

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful pre show cocktails. Great service snd attention to detail

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  19. SelM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere, we had cocktails before the show really enjoyed the Permission experience. Very attentive service, explained all the timings for taking our seats and drinks service during the performance. Lots of water too so no one over indulged

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  20. Angela

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing - our waiter Antonio couldn’t have done anymore for us - very attentive to our table - all the staff are friendly - we felt very welcome in a beautiful warm setting - your festive cocktails are amazing. We dined before the Magic Mike show & were brought straight to our show table. Great service - Thank you permission family x

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  21. ChristineC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent bar and great place to go if you are watching the brilliant magic mike show too!! Excellent service, atmosphere, food and cocktails!!

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  22. AlexandraT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was super helpful with everything, and very kind as well. They give the best advice for cocktails, we had an amazing time there!

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  23. MrsPAC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!!! Superb staff, polite, friendly, efficient! Great choice of drinks, great music, highly recommend

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  24. JasminH

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we absolutely loved it we will come back SEE YOU SOON

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  25. KerryR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly & helpful service, amazing atmosphere. Food & cocktails were superb. We would definitely book here again!

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  26. CharlotteW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time , setting was beautiful and the staff couldn't have been more helpful / attentive and welcoming ! Would highly recommend and will definitely be going again

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  27. CandiceT

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time at Permission for a pre drink before the Magic Mike show! Very welcoming staff and bartenders and they provided a great service. Explained drink options etc to us and made us feel looked after. We were able to take our drinks through to the show using plastic glasses they provided and were personally escorted to our seats, which bypassed the queue. All in all a great experience and the cocktails were yummy 😋 nice, cosy atmosphere too!

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  28. Ellie

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    thank you to all the staff for being so accommodating for me and my party we had an absolutely fantastic time at show and spending it in the bar before and after the show really made the experience especially being privately shown to are seats at the show. Cocktails were good value and really delicious and the food was good. Vibes where great music was great and the staff were lovely. Even had a special visit from some of the cast in the show. Thank you to everyone at permission bar

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  29. Charlottec

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely drinks, lovely atmosphere, service is very good. The food was lovely. Thank you for a lovely experience.

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  30. EmmaG

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe is perfection, nice food, fair pricing, gorgeous decor but the highlight is the staff - the perfect balance of friendly,attentive without being intrusive or overbearing. Highly recommend asking if you can have Jamie as your server - total legend!

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  31. JuliaP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to have a drink before or after a show

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  32. Tiffers

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our evening in Permission! The cocktails were amazing, would definitely recommend’ Confident’. The staff were so attentive and helpful, wouldn’t hesitate to come back!

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  33. LouiseM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made to feel special and welcomed. Water glasses refilled and cocktails perfect. Waiter was very nice and welcoming.

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  34. laura

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience. All the staff couldn’t have been nicer. Antonio was really attentive and friendly, made us feel really special. Set the start of a great night for us so thank you very much! Would definitely recommend booking to start your magic Mike experience early!

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  35. DonnaS

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab little bar with live music and then a great dj wonderfully attentive staff lovely decor and didn’t want to leave so didn’t and stayed all night sampling the marvellous cocktails highly recommend especially after the magic Mike show

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  36. ShelleyM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, very friendly staff. Had amazing 1920’s style singers. Would definitely recommend it.

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  37. DonnaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great atmosphere. The service was outstanding. Food was delicious. It is well worth coming to the bar before watching Magic Mike. We were made to feel like VIP’s

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  38. KarenC

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from start to finish Waiter service was incredible & drinks made with care Honestly couldn’t have wished for better !

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  39. Jules

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only had drinks, they were lovely. The waiters made sure we had everything we needed and escorted us to our magic mike seats. Defo recommend.

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  40. Claire

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from Antonio, very attentive, great choice of drinks before seeing the show. Lovely atmosphere and music from a live duo. Would definitely recommend.

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FAQs

Permission is rated 4.9 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Permission

Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JH

Additional information

  • Area
    Leicester Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Lounge
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    LondonChinatownNewport PlaceLondon WC2H 7PUhttps://www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/cities/london/chinatown/
  • Public Transit
    Nearest Underground Station is Leicester Square on the Northern and Piccadilly lines.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ioannis Grammenos
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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  • Terms of Use
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