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Scarfes Bar, London,
Scarfes Bar, London,
Scarfes Bar, London,
Scarfes Bar, London,
Scarfes Bar, London,

Scarfes Bar

4.3
4.3
38 Reviews
£41 and over
International
Renowned British artist and caricaturist, Gerald Scarfe, has lent both his name and artistic vision to Scarfes Bar. Gerald’s own collection of amusing and conversation-provoking paintings, highlighting his best work, adorn the marble walls, transforming Scarfes Bar into a living canvas, described by Gerald as “my personal art gallery, where you can see my life on these walls”.
Inspired by the atmosphere of a drawing room and the sophistication of a gentleman’s club, features a roaring fire, a collection of cosy velvet armchairs and shelves filled with over 1,000 antique books hand-picked by a Portobello antiques dealer. A creative menu of cocktails and complimentary live music add to the conviviality and certainly give true meaning to the phrase ‘get scarfed’.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 16:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    020 3747 8670
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    United Kingdom
  • Parking Details
    Scarfes Bar offers valet parking.
  • Public Transit
    Located on High Holborn, Scarfes Bar is a 1 minute walk from Holborn tube station and a 10 minute walk from Covent Garden tube station. The area is served by various bus links as well.
  • Entertainment
    Scarfes Bar hosts complimentary live music. It is the perfect setting for enjoying jazz, soul and blues from the comforts of a velvet armchair witha cocktail in hand.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

38 Reviews
  1. Carrot365

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been regulars at the bar for many years but we no longer go. This was the last occasion that we dined there. We noticed that the new drinks menu had gone up in price significantly and while the drinks were previously great, this was the first time I had a bad tasting drink. The Indian lunch was really great and something unique but we see that it is no longer available. We felt that while the bar is still nice, the prices have really gone up and sadly the quality and range has decreased. The bar also has a bit of an odd vibe now. It’s very loud and busy and there are even bouncers on the door which is odd for a hotel bar. We also noticed that there are a lot of male customers that are hassling the female waitresses. Obviously this is not the bar’s fault but it is an issue that perhaps needs addressing and it’s a bit uncomfortable.

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  2. Howard53

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch spot I had lunch with two friends last week. The food (Indian cuisine) was quite good as was the service. The room itself is very beautiful.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere is amazing, very nice decoration. The food is not so good, indian style, but we didn't enjoy it, somewhat poor quality.

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  4. UnaO

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this bar. Really relaxed at lunch time, much busier in the evening - but both great experiences. Only thing that lets it down is the rude doorman. Una

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  5. michaels

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ticks every box, a great place to settle in for the afternoon . . .

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  6. LadyB12

    London

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the express lunch, the starters were more excellently cooked than the mains this time. The main courses were good on the whole but the basmati rice portions were on the dry and chewy side. I suspect the kitchen was rather hot and busy and the rice may have been left out uncovered for a bit too long. We did tell our Italian waitress to pass our message to the chef and she did kindly offer to bring us more portions of rice but there was no need as our bellies were happily full.

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  7. KIRANM

    London

    97 reviews

    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite spot in London.The lamb chops are amazing.The setting is great and never disappoints.I took some American friends who were here for Christmas and they loved it.

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  8. Victoria

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful venue but that's about where it ends. Service was incredibly slow and the drinks horrendously overpriced. £15 a glass for an average wine, you don't pay anywhere near that much for the same drink in a place like The Shard

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  9. Yummie

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Situated in fabulous Rosewood Hotel, relaxed, cosy, great service & food. Would highly recommend.

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  10. TashaK

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful find. A very warm and sumptuous place to share a meal or drink with attentive staff. I'll be going back...

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Scarfes Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Scarfes Bar

252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

Additional information

  • Area
    United Kingdom
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 16:00–00:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Scarfes Bar offers valet parking.
  • Public Transit
    Located on High Holborn, Scarfes Bar is a 1 minute walk from Holborn tube station and a 10 minute walk from Covent Garden tube station. The area is served by various bus links as well.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Scarfes Bar hosts complimentary live music. It is the perfect setting for enjoying jazz, soul and blues from the comforts of a velvet armchair witha cocktail in hand.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
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