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Lobby Bar at One Aldwych, London, Greater London

Lobby Bar at One Aldwych

4.8
4.8
75 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Alive from early morning meetings and light lunches to evening aperitifs and after-hours nightcaps, the Lobby Bar at One Aldwych is a London institution – a dynamic Covent Garden drinking destination for exquisitely crafted signature cocktails and all-day bar bites.

Take in the bright, buzzy atmosphere of one of London’s most celebrated hotel bars beneath soaring ceilings, offbeat objets d’art and sleek art nouveau curves.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Breakfast, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:30 Sun 08:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7300 1000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Aldwych

  • Cross Street

    1 Aldwych

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Find us in Covent Garden at the point where The Aldwych meets The Strand, just opposite Waterloo Bridge.5-minute walk from Covent Garden tube station5-minute walk from Charing Cross Station – tube & mainline10-minute walk from Holborn tube station15-minute walk from Waterloo Station – tube & main

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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  1. h

    happydiner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I mentioned we were celebrating a friend’s birthday and the staff produced a beautifully presented candle-lit slice of cake to go with our seasonal cocktails- I wish we could have stayed longer. The ambience was perfect.
  2. DS

    DonaldS

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Superb bar food and drinks. Expensive but good value. My gin and tonic was excellent with Hendrick’s gin and special tonic water. Seriously, best chicken club ever.
  3. P

    Purpleone

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about it was great. The staff are so welcoming and friendly, food is great , the flowers were wonderful. I just love the feel of the place.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch celebration for my Mum's 80th birthday celebrations.
  5. WP

    WillowP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really outstanding service from very friendly staff. It was an absolute joy to visit yesterday (at 3pm so it was quiet) and be served such delicious cocktails by staff who genuinely cared about our experience. It was a lovely start to our evening. Thank you
  6. k

    kdij

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive but worth it. A fabulous bar, great drinks and service. Beautiful yet comfortable bar. Great for a special occasion.
  7. P

    Purpleone

    Surrey

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we received a very warm welcome on arrival. Service was attentive and friendly. The decor and atmosphere of the bar is great, and the current flower arrangement is lovely. Drinks and food were excellent.
  8. MG

    MartinG

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great space for perfect cocktails. The service is slick and friendly, but not intrusive. Not cheap, but the quality is top notch. A special treat.
  9. W

    Wend

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Wonderful staff. Only went for drinks. Would definitely return.
  10. KS

    KiranS

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really great quiet little bar with AMAZING cocktails. Its pricey but worth it! We didn’t try the food but complimentary olive and nuts which was lovley.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were excellent as was the food thoughly enjoyed the experience
  12. SB

    SallyB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience celebrating a friend 60th birthday, staff were so attentive and friendly.
  13. FB

    FionaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and decoration, drinks were so pretty and staff attentive.
  14. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were 3 sisters enjoying cocktails to celebrate a 70th birthday. The staff were lovely. Polite, helpful and excellent service. Fabulous choice of cocktails. A great experience.
  15. E

    Eleanor7

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, and very creative delicious cocktails. It felt like a haven of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of the West End.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fabulous martinis and very skilful, friendly bartenders. Beautiful flowers too!
  17. a

    adrian

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Who is unfortunately does feel like a lobby in the sense that space is very open and not very comfortable. No live music. Service a bit slow, tables too close. We had 2 new cocktails that were not very nice. All in all not a classy experience at all.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic. I don’t remember his name, however was very attentive and helpful. Nothing was too much hassle for him. Would certainly use Lobby Bar again to meet friends
  19. VP

    VP22

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Decent selection of drinks with good ambience, although could do with a touch of background lounge music.
  20. CP

    ChrisP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, amazing cocktails and high quality food. The location provided the windows to the world. Can’t wait to go back :)
  21. l

    lilyeden

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Makes all the difference Great ambience
  22. DA

    DavidA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing venue, relaxing, very comfortable and superb service!
  23. NG

    NG3054

    Central Coast

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kind and friendly staff, fantastic cocktails, delicious food. Highly recommend!
  24. R

    Robert

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for after Dinner and after Theatre drinks.
  25. JF

    JFLondon

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly service and nice, complimentary bar snacks (good olives, in particular).
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The hotel was immaculate, staff friendly, cocktails excellent too. I’ll definitely go back there.
  27. O

    Onlyme

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant staff, lovely atmosphere. Been here a few times post theatre and every time a pleasure
  28. AM

    AnnaM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and hospitality! Definitely recommend.
  29. LR

    LeeR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and it was such a lovely visit
  30. j

    janemc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and knowledgeable service with a smile! Great ambiance and delicious food.
  31. RA

    RachelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely couple of hours with cocktails and food. Excellent service and the most beautiful lobby bar. Cocktails were delicious as was our fish and chips and one aldwych burger. It is quite expensive but we had a voucher for our evening, which was a bonus.
  32. SH

    StephH

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I booked a table for 5 people for cocktails. Absolutely beautiful place. Staff very attentive and so polite and welcoming. Cocktails are amazing. Will definitely visit again next time we are in London.
  33. DG

    DeborahG

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection as usual. I love this place! Thoroughly recommend.
  34. AJ

    AJ73

    London

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We only stayed for cocktails and whilst they were pricey, they were delicious. Service was impeccable. A lovely place to start an evening.
  35. CB

    ClaireB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service all round. Delicious cocktails and charcuterie served by attentive and friendly staff. Great ambience. Will definitely return!!
  36. L

    Louise

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An elegant and really welcoming place to mark a special occasion for two friends and perfect post lockdown to socialise again safely feeling glamorous in the heart of the West End but also airy and intimate. We’ve been coming here over many years and it’s as good as ever.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, excellent staff
  38. EJ

    EmmaJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We have been coming to the lobby bar at the One Aldwych Hotel for years and years, the best Long Island Ice Tea in London! Always loved it, always will
  39. h

    helene

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet for cocktails. Wonderful wide choice, beautifully presented and mixed. Service was outstanding. The large airy space had great atmosphere with stunning features. We enjoyed the bar food too with something for every taste. Can’t wait to return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best gluten free restaurant around. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is great and the hotel itself is beautiful. Fourth time I’ve been now and have booked to go again for afternoon tea, a luxury that is rarely enjoyed by someone with an allergy to gluten.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lobby Bar at One Aldwych is rated 4.8 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Lobby Bar at One Aldwych

1 Aldwych London, Greater London WC2B 4BZ

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    1 Aldwych

  • Area

    Aldwych

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:30 Sun 08:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Breakfast, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Find us in Covent Garden at the point where The Aldwych meets The Strand, just opposite Waterloo Bridge.5-minute walk from Covent Garden tube station5-minute walk from Charing Cross Station – tube & mainline10-minute walk from Holborn tube station15-minute walk from Waterloo Station – tube & main

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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