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This stands out as the most underwhelming and overpriced drinking venue I have experienced in London or anywhere else.

Booking several months in advance entitles you to queue (outside in the icy cold - perhaps it's part of the theme) for 10 minutes (the first of 3 queues) and eventually enter a square room with normal floor and ceiling, ice blocks built up inside the walls and a bar made of ice. From Norway. Oh. And then you get to queue again to get your free drink in novelty glass.

Normally I would be a sucked for this kind of thing, but the overwhelming cynicism of the enterprise, the rudeness of the staff and the less than overwhelming interior of the bar led to grave disappointment. Such a good idea. So badly executed. Such a shame. Stay away. Take your fifteen quid and have a nice cocktail up the road in the Sanderson.

Friday, January 06, 2006
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 0 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 1

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