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69 Colebrooke Row

4.3
4.3
357 Reviews
£25 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
69 Colebrooke Row


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday - Wednesday, Sunday: 5pm - midnight Thursday: 5pm - 1am Friday, Saturday: 5pm - 2am
  • Phone number
    07540 528593
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We are available for private event hire/off site events. This is subject to availability, for further information please contact drinks@69colebrookerow.com.
  • Area
    Islington
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are located walking distance from Angel tube station.
  • Entertainment
    Every Thursday and Friday night we have a live pianist. Every Sunday evening you can enjoy.... jazz bands
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

What 357 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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357 Reviews
  1. LunaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick service which is always a plus with cocktails, exceptionally brilliant ones too!!

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  2. ShelleyK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good old fashioned atmospheric bar , superb cocktails , attentive and excellent service

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  3. TashInDaCity

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic drinks menu and brilliant service. Make sure you book to ensure a seat.

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  4. luvfood

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and nice drinks. Definitely recommended!

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  5. Nuriad

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely small venue with tasty cocktails and friendly knowledgeable staff

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  6. DDM8

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff were brilliant and very attentive. Ambiance might have been better if it had been busier and we didn't go on a jazz night which are apparently great. Quite nice inside but felt a bit run down- cocktails were nothing to write home about.

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  7. mappeal

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a cocktail bar so reviewing the food is not applicable. Therefore the food rating does not reflect the experience. That said the place is a gem. The staff are fab, the cocktails are amazing and not the run of the mill choices either. We tried a couple of cocktails each and they were all fabulous. Great music and atmosphere. You have to book a table, or it's standing room only.

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  8. Cmp123

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Not as good as past times we have been. V hectic and losing its specialness.

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  9. SophiaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Intimate, glamorous, inventive cocktails (their Prairie Oysters are a sensation!), and the live jazz pianist on Tuesday and Thursday evenings is a fabulous touch. One to wear your favourite vintage outfit to - this place deserves to be dressed up for.

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  10. drjourjetjr

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Tiny bar and all tables are close to the door;subsequently everyone is disturbed by the draft. Very friendly staff. Cocktails are overrated as being ‘the best in London’

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  11. AlexC

    Buckinghamshire

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Used to be such a lovely experience but has changed. Although the waiters are polite and the cocktails are still very good it lacks the relaxing atmosphere it used to have. As soon as we got there we were told we only had the table for 1 hour. 40 mins in we were reminded again about the time we had to leave. My friends and I couldn’t think about anything else. When you’re paying £10 plus a cocktail in such a small bar you’d expect to at least have time to enjoy your drink. If they want to allow for more clientele then find a larger space. Trying to create an exclusive small venue but turning tables like you’re Pizza Hut isn’t what I call top end. Won’t be going back I’m afraid

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  12. Josinho

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool cocktail hub with nice live piano music Very attentive service

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  13. JamesB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A small but lively cocktail bar tucked away from the mean streets of Angel. Good atmosphere, especially with the live piano playing, that was simply brilliant. Some drinks are incredibly small and somewhat disappointing at first considering the price, but after one sip that's all forgotten when you taste the generous amount of alcohol (unlike a spoons where 95% of the cocktail is mixer and ice). A good selection too, with almost any other cocktail available to order. Thoroughly recommend for part of a date night, tables are generally needed back after an hour I believe. Even on a Thursday no seat was left empty for more than 5 minutes.

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  14. Elineh

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An amazing little bar with great cocktails. Great service from the people who work there and the live music on the piano makes it complete.

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  15. Judas1985

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This place is great. This was the second time we were there and we had a great time. The music and staff are both great. The only downside was the pressure we felt to consume more even when we didn't feel like it.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy and romantic, great cocktails.

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  17. Mums4lunch

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great after dinner cocktails

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  18. BenL

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice venue, good cocktails, but the tables were too close together for my taste, and with the piano it was hard to hear the other person ad maintain a conversation.

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  19. FilipaH

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is only snacks, but did not visit for that. Cocktails are really nice but sad they don't serve the oysters as a complimentary welcoming drink anymore. Nice for a special occasion.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was pretty poor in comparison to how great it normally is. The drinks menu wasn’t offered and generally I didn’t feel like we were made to feel as welcome as we normally are. Maybe the bar staff were tired.

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  21. Diana

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a cosy little jazz bar in the heart of Angel. You need to book in advance as it is very small. The atmosphere, music and drinks are really good although quite expensive.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great find. Book and get there early before the others as it is intimate. Some powerful and classy cocktails on offer. Unsure what to take? Ask the expert serving team, they are well informed.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing cocktails and service.. All staff are so professional!

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  24. ANDREWT

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Great drinks as expected. Felt very overcrowded (people sitting on the stairs busy). The table for 2 next to us was occupied by 5 middle aged woman (I think country life fair was on at the business design centre that day) which made it uncomfortable as the lady sitting next to me was in hair flicking in your face territory.

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  25. Matthew

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un valeur sur! Took our Frenchie friends here when in town and as always had a great welcome and time.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This place had everything going for it until the bill came. I have no issue in having a service charge levied for good service, which was plentiful. What I take exception to was that it was charged on top of the VAT and not on the net. Our bill was modest, so only a few quid difference, but there were tables of 10 or more people and at £10 average per cocktaIl it would seriously make a difference. When I pointed it out to the staff member they just smiled and said nothing of consequence. I sincerely hope that this review will make the management sit up and take notice rather then HMRC.

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  27. Redl

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    What happened? I was so excited to go here with my BF, i had told him a lot about the place. But it's changed. The table they tried to give us was crammed in on the corner of a busy table right by the door and it was freezing. We declined the table so at least got a seat at the bar. The free oyster drink they used to offer is no more and no more piano or nice music. Also far more staff than they once and and seemed too busy with them and the cocktails just didn't seem to have as much care and attention. I guess it was disappointing. It's lost the ambience and care that once made it special. I doubt I'll be back:-(

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a quite birthday celebration. Amazing cocktails, completely delicious and no problems the following day. Great service, really nice staff, friendly and attentive.

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  29. James

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend. Cosy, relaxed atmosphere, attentive service, excellent cocktails. Live music on certain nights. Will definitely come back.

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  30. Sammy

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely cocktails but crowded tables and not much atmosphere. The waiters are charming.

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  31. LauraW

    Toronto

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Having been to the bar with no name numerous cocktail masterclasses over the past few years we finally went justvfor drinks, and it didn't disappoint. Unlike other 'good' bars the options were delicious and not clever, not tricksy and showy or gimmicky, just damn good cocktails. Don't get me wrong I love an impressive serve as much as the next person, but the focus here is on tasty drinks and that they are. Of course you can order off menu for classics, these guys have it covered. Finally when the jazz piano gent started to play this cute date night spot transports you to another, much more classy era. Bar tenders in white jackets, and a cosy, small little bar, you think, just for a second, Audrey Hepburn or Sophia Lauren could walk in and it'd be the most normal thing in the world.

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  32. Marshall

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here on a date was pleasantly surprised. Extreme good staff, helpfully and friendly. The cocktails were very different from the norm but overall a great experience.

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  33. IvyG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful tiny bar with a 50s film noir feel, exquisite, unusual cocktails and polite, knowledgeable staff. My favourite bar in London.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just a wannabe pretentious place without any reason...small cocktails which in my opinion cannot even be called cocktails. Were they signature cocktails? Ahahahahha sure! A pub with a patio in good company is to prefer 1 milion times to this room with cheap small tables and below-average drinks. No reason to go this bar that doesn't have a name because probably it doesn't even deserve a name!

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  35. RandiB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They did not have our open table reservation but were able to seat us at the bar. Their mixologist was fabulous and was able to create drinks to suit our taste. The decomposed Bloody Mary was the highlight drink of the night. It is not on the menu anymore but the will make it if you ask.

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  36. EastDulwichDame

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked this place when my friend was over visiting me in London, and ended up just feeling embarrassed to have brought her there! We were a group of three and we crowded onto a tiny table for 2. The place is tight on space and this would have been okay if one of the chairs was not literally in the doorway. There is a small step there, and the 2 back legs of the chair were on the lower level and the two front legs on the higher level. So they expected me to sit tipping backwards! AND right beside the door and in the way of people entering. It was kind of hilarious at first because it was so unbelievable. (And surely a health and safety hazard!) We asked to be reseated at a different table which was empty, but we were told it was booked - no further accommodations were made. We soldiered on anyhow. The cocktails were average so we moved onto the average wine, before we were told we had to leave for the next booking 1.5 hours later. Which was fine because we were so uncomfortable anyway! I definitely would not go back and wished I'd booked a better place for my friend to enjoy her visit to London!

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  37. Sylviahhh

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived early and told to stand in stairs. Very small, stuffy bar. Good drinks , but not sure if we will make a second time round.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful cocktails as always. Great service, fantastic place

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  39. OccasionalDiner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    69 is a small, specialist cocktail bar, serving drinks which are much admired by people who (unlike me) know about cocktails. My husband and I wanted a pre-prandial snifter on the occasion of our wedding anniversary. 69 fitted the bill perfectly.

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  40. VincS

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    don't know much about food there as I did not have food.

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69 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AA

Additional information

  • Area
    Islington
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday - Wednesday, Sunday: 5pm - midnight Thursday: 5pm - 1am Friday, Saturday: 5pm - 2am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are located walking distance from Angel tube station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Every Thursday and Friday night we have a live pianist. Every Sunday evening you can enjoy.... jazz bands
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine
  • Phone number
    07540 528593
  • Catering
    We are available for private event hire/off site events. This is subject to availability, for further information please contact drinks@69colebrookerow.com.
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