Evans & Peel Detective Agency

4.5
96 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
We are detectives Evans & Peel. We work privately with individuals throughout London and beyond, supporting them with their individual cases.

Our specialist areas are blackmail, missing persons and armed personal protection. There is no case too big or small, from burglaries to alien abductions, we’ve solved them all.


Our discreet detectives use their bespoke skills to work out how to give our clients that special and unique service. Drop us a line and make an appointment to present your case to us, to tailor the investigation to you.


Be safe out there…
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 00:30
Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 01:00
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Phone number
020 7373 3573
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
Residential roadside parking. Usual Pay-by-meter operating hours.
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Public Transit
4 minutes walk to Earl's Court Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 96 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The concept and atmosphere is exceptional but the drinks and food are £2 more expensive than they need to be. The cocktails were nice but the food menu is pretty basic. Don't go expecting fine dining but do go for a unique experience and a couple of drinks.

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CL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visit speak easy's when ever I travel with my friends and this is a definite must when I'm in London it was my first time in London and my first time at Evans & Peel. My only complaint was the music was a little loud where I was sitting and that's because I was right underneath a speaker but other than that I plan on going back next time I visit London.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very well done "secret" bar in Kensington. The craft cocktails were excellent. We had just a few bar snack food items (buffalo cauliflower and buffalo wings) and they were very good also.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Went on Saturday night as we booked , a dozen people waiting outside the door ( who didn’t have a booking) the reception guy was not in a good mood , reception seemed too robotic and standard ( nothing special ) didn’t go with the whole speakeasy role play , seated at a table for 2 , they have a nice drinks menu , food was fair to below average , ordered fries but didn’t arrive for 40 min and then kitchen closed , they apologized but when it did the dish tasted like they were made a day ago , too oily. Ordered beer baron it was good and another drink as well, noticed a lot of the online reviews mentioned drink recommendations that are no longer on the menu. Overall good experience might come back with a larger group , the booth look like fun for a larger party

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have gone to Evans and Peels a few times and always loved the occasion. This time I brought some friends who had not been before. I was looking forward to the usual high class performance from the ‘detective’ when we came in, but he seemed to be just rushing us through, answering the phone and continually flicking through the iPad at the desk. It really let down the entrance and lost a lot of the character I usually associate

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OT
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Very fun atmosphere

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I had quite different expectations from one of the best speak easy bars in London. The ambiance was great, staff was very friendly and living up to the expectations, but unfortunately the cocktails were quite mediocre I may say. We tried 9-10 of the overall menu and all of them seemed quite watery or extremely sweet. Prices wise were okayish compared to other high end speak easy bars but still..

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great drinks and very helpful and friendly staff.... A great secret bar you will want to share with friends (but secretly you want to keep it for yourself) we love it....

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KB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for my friends birthday, bar the initial 5 mins where the case I submitted was read out that was the only time throughout the entire night was any reference towards a “detective agency”
Good food, arrived quickly, altho they had run out of 1 of the dishes we wanted and we weren’t a late booking
Delicious cocktails
Good atmosphere, swing background music, staff great

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with lovely food and fantastic cocktails. Will 100% be back. Double thumbs up

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Highly intimate romantic venue, drinks not cheap but you pay for the very beautiful nuanced atmosphere. Staff are great.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to visit. Very eccentric and quirky. Great cocktails and friendly service. Love the smell and taste of the smokehouse food. All very interesting and worth visiting. Love the swing music playing too....as it added to the atmosphere.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good, it was great to wind my fiancee up with a trip to the Detective Agency. She didn't have a clue at all and even started to worry about what we were going to have to do once we got to the front door.

The drama and atmosphere was excellent. My only fault would be that the chairs are uncomfortable and the majority of the cocktails are gin based. Not a very big selection either but I guess this is in keeping with prohibition type feel to the place.

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CV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so exciting to be there!! Fun, fun, fun!!! The service was prompt and the food delicious. The atmosphere fantastic. Loved, loved the cocktails 🍸

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MR
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I would've put 5 stars, as the concept, theme and execution are all brilliant, but we were waiting a while ringing the buzzer lots before a couple just let us in and then the introduction was slightly ruined for us. We still had a great time! The staff were so apologetic, and they were wonderful throughout. The drinks were amazing, and the music, decor and atmosphere too! Would highly recommend.

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K
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really original concept and very good service. Excellent cocktails. Maybe just more of everything, more 'agent' theme aspect throughout the night and more jazzy music. Otherwise, brilliant. Thank you Xx

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun different experience! I will defiantly be going back :)

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RC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Atmosphere was ok, music great, but just too dark & as we didn't have a case to solve there was nothing related to a detective agency - no interaction with staff, just prohibition era lighting & seats!
Food was pretty good though...

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great venue with character and excellent service. The food menu could be improved to include a wider range of options as before. Overall, it stands out as one of West London's most exciting finds.

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CC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So. Much. Fun!!! This speakeasy is everything it should be- with staff who doesn’t break character, a very hip setting and amazing food and drinks. Definitely recommending to everyone- would love to go back again next time I’m in London!

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Sadly not as good as it used to be...Sadly not as good as it used to be

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great time, really suited/nice decor, friendly staff, enjoyed the music, fantastic cocktails, just would say it’s best to think of a case to submit before going as we tried avoiding this & mr detective insisted he solve some sort of mystery before entering, which was fair enough & quite fun nevertheless.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved this place for a date. Quiet and the environment is great with candle light too. Not much on the menu in terms of food and not many vegan options.

Great and fun experience though.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The actual feel of the bar and atmosphere was spot on. It definitely felt like a speak easy prohibition bar. However the seats we sat on were very uncomfortable. They were like cinema chairs but really itchy. The service was poor and it took ages for someone to come over and take our order for drinks. Once they’d taken our order, it took ages to get our drinks so we had to call over another member of staff to order some food. We then was told at 9:45 that they ran out of food and all they had was the fries, cauliflower and some mac and cheese even though they stop serving food at 11. They were nice about it and gave us an extra three dishes of fries/cauliflower for free. Also I ordered a vodka, soda and lime and got the wrong drink. It just ruined the whole experience. My partner had been a few years ago and really vouched for it and he said it’s gone massively down hill. We wouldn’t go again.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really impressed with the ambience and the overall style of the venue.
Service and food was great too - cocktails were outstanding.

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Really fun and the speak easy decor was fantastic. If I have a criticism is that the food choice was really limited, and a bit functional. Felt they could have done more to take advantage of that great venue, beyond that opening 10 minutes. That said would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone looking for something a bit different and fun.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic mix of dinner, cocktails and theatrics.. a great experience for all sorts

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JS
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Can't rate the food as we only had the popcorn, which was fine.

The drinks were incredible. We started ordering off the menu. Then, a he wasn't slammed, he made up drinks for us.

The whole set-up is a ton of fun.

Smallish place, but perfectly decorated for setting and doesn't feel cramped.

We fully plan to go back next time we're in London.

Don't forget to bring a case for them to investigate.

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G
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Super fun place. Really great food. Staff was fun and engaging.

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IB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely and cosy atmosphere. Staff was very attentive and helpful. Could be more options for vegetarians, but other than that I would recommend to visit at least once.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening the team were great and the Renegade Gin that did a talk was fantastic.

Great evening for me and my fiancee.

Tom

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G
London
158 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for cocktails at Evans and Peel and had a fantastic time! The cocktails were good value if you appreciate well made boutique cocktails. We stumbled upon a gin tasting which was a lovely surprise too.
The food is good for when you need something to dilute the booze, but it’s a destination for hand-crafted cocktails rather than a foodie haunt.

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I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

I’d been here before a few years back and decided to come back... the service was great and they couldn’t make us feel more welcome. They were always attentive. However I felt the cocktail menu could’ve done with an update or wider selection. The modern music didn’t go with the theme of the bar.

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H
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Second time for visiting and the cocktails themselves were good, choice was smaller than a lot of the other themed bars but most were well mixed and very different.
The service was okay, drinks came quickly but we always had to flag down the waiters (which took some effort and time), and we waited so long for salt for our food that we eventually went and found some ourselves.
The food was not great either (especially for the price) and we would recommend that the padron peppers in future come with just sea salt as the lemon juice which they unexpectedly came with was disgusting.
However the ambience was as good as the first time and the drinks are still tasty so it wouldn't stop us from returning, we just would not order food next time.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Good idea - poorly executed. We actually planned out a "case" keeping one member of our group in the dark. The detective did not play along - he simply said you need truth serum and opened the door to the bar. We were more into the experience than they were. Bar has nice ambience - drinks good - food basic bar fare.

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JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I was shocked at what a horrible dining event it was. Service was one of the worst I've ever experienced. The ambiance simply cannot make up for it. Avoid at all costs.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely fun surprise for friends.
Great theme.
Little dark inside... but that's the only thing I'd improve upon.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place - highly recommend. Nice cocktails and service

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Get together with old friend

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A
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fun, and a good atmosphere. Cocktails were uniformly delicious. Didn’t try the food.

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