In décor alone the Zetter Townhouse hotel is exceptional: every surface has something old and lovely on it, like an eccentric collector’s country house. The result is one of the most beautiful and unusual bars in London.
The short cocktail list was devised by Tony Conigliaro (of 69 Colebrooke Row, Grain Store and Bar Termini), who is known for his experimental techniques and ingredients, but drinks here are fairly simple and restrained. And wonderful. The crowd is always a mix of hotel residents and outsiders, and the generous table spacing affords plenty of privacy. Bruno Loubet’s bar food is a decisive cut above the norm. Booking is always advisable, and essential for larger parties and at weekends.
|Venue name:||The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell||Contact:|
49-50 St John's Square
|Opening hours:||Open 7am-midnight Mon-Wed, Sun; 7am-1am Thur-Sat. Food served noon-2.30pm, 5-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 8am-3pm, 6-10pm Sat, Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Farringdon tube/rail|
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Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
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- 4 star:3
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A great bar for a date, or to take a visitor to London. The quirky decor makes you feel like you're stepping back in time. Interesting cocktails that you're very unlikely to have tried before. It's small so not ideal for big parties. And it's quiet enough to have a good old chat.
Definitely a place not to be missed at your London visit!
Open the door and enter a world of it's own style. The atmosphere, great cocktails and wonderful service makes you feel at home.
What a treat!
Fantastically done interiors, great service and delicious drinks make this one of my favourite drinking spots
Innovative list of cocktails and very attentive staff in homely surroundings. On a rainy Friday evening, what a gem to find. RIng ahead to book a table at peak times.
The Zetter Townhouse and it's staff is nothing less than fantastic. I celebrated my 50th birthday there with 14 friends. From the first meeting with the events team to the last cocktail on the night the Zetter was impeccable. I chose the Games Room and it was the perfect choice! This little hotel is a true gem. If you are looking for a lovely, quirky, seriously stylish, gem of a venue with GREAT service, great food, and excellent wines and cocktails go here. I can't wait to go back for a cocktail and have my next party there.
Absolutely fantastic place for both pre evening drinks and nibbles or post dinner cocktails. The old fashioned is hand's down the best in london. The manager or host, wasn't quite sure which role she was assigned, is pretty rude and will not tolerate any additional people joining your group but the other staff are extremely hospitable that it kind of made me forget how awful she was. If you like a place with soul and extremely well made drinks then Zetter is the best place for it in london.
Utterly fantastic bar, right up there with 69 Colebrooke Row, Purl and Hix. Excellent cocktails (especially the Bloody Mary) and an awesome spirits selection (try the Santa Teresa rum). The service was attentive and swift, the decor and ambience perfect for whiling way a few hours in a cosy setting. Nice crowd too, nowhere near as pretentious as ECC. Grazie a te Tony C.!