Carbon

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Marble Arch

Shelf after shelf of Taittinger bottles suggest the target clientele at this bar-cum-nightclub.

It’s a large space to fill, with a massive wooden bar lined with stools, a long stretch of sofas and a VIP area cordoned off by floor-to-ceiling steel chains. The back bar attempts to project the illusion of a cool, industrial space with a series of stencilled warning words (noise, hazard, machine), all too familiar to anyone who’s ever suffered a working stint in a production plant.

Prices are on the steep side, especially once you move beyond house spirits and wines; such posh cocktails as the Fatal Petal (Sputnik rose vodka, peach purée and passionfruit juice) will set you back more than a tenner, although some of the cheaper options look equally appealing.

Venue name: Carbon
Contact:
Address: Cumberland Hotel
London
W1C 1LZ
Cross street: Old Quebec Street
Opening hours: Open 4pm-1am Mon-Thur; noon-3am Fri; noon-8pm, 10pm-3am Sat; noon-11pm Sun. Food served 4-10pm Mon-Thur; noon-10pm Fri, Sun; noon-8pm Sat
Transport: Tube: Marble Arch tube

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2.5 / 5

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The Man on the Street

Went to the opening game of the World Cup, screened here on Massive TV's. Festive atmosphere - It was packed. Had no idea there were so many Brazilians in London. Place went nuts when the goals went in, and when the footy finished the whole thing went disco. 

Simon

Haven't got a good word to say about the place. Everything is poor - service, food, drinks. Avoid