Colourful murals, patterned seating and statement lighting complete the look at this Langley Street cocktail bar. The quirky, exposed brick interior is swathed in a deep red hue, with divided seating areas that look good for groups, alongside more intimate booths.
Cocktails are the main attraction here – there are 38 to choose from, including classics, classics re-spun and sharers, which are served up in teapots. Cocktails include a blueberry and chilli mojito, a cherry caipirinha, a triple lemon martini and a High Tea, made with Bombay Sapphire gin, peach lemon and Earl Grey tea. Pizzas, burgers and nibbles are also on offer.
|Venue name:||Foundation Bar|
5 Langley Street
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Average User Rating
3.6 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:7
- 3 star:4
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:2
Awful from start to finish.
Our hen do ran a little late, as the restaurant prior to the booking had been slow, but doorman insisted on taking a "cash only" payment, which thankfully once management were involved, was given back.
Once in, staff didn’t know we were on a pre-booked and prepaid package.
They apologised that the decorations had "been moved around", but there were no “Hen party” balloons anywhere - just 30th balloons, so clearly this wasn’t even organised in the first place. Also what they indicated to be a "VIP area" had no-one in it, nothing to differentiate it so anyone could sit there and was actually in the worst, out of the way locations in the club.
The shots came after asking several times and we were just told repeatedly how busy the bar was and how understaffed they were.
We eventually got the shots and they sent an additional bottle of champagne to apologise for the wait.
We then chased the sharer cocktails and birthday cocktail, which the staff admitted they had forgotten and by the time they arrived, it was 20 mins before the bar closed! There was a lot wasted as a result and the group had spent a long time without drinks!
Response from the club after the night was arrogant, they felt they compensated us for what they called a "slight delay", which was in fact two hours to receive all the drinks. Don't waste your money - Karaoke Box on the other hand was fantastic! Go there instead!
I was looking to celebrate my birthday, I went to a couple of bars in Covent Garden and had a good time. I stumbled past Foundation bar (as it is a bit tucked away) and had the best night EVER! The cocktails were unreal, all with a twist on the classics! The bar staff were great fun (one was even flaring). Door staff were really friendly. Only downfall is that I had to queue for a little (probably due to the fact that its so damn good!). I would recommend this bar to EVERYONE!
After researching cocktail bars in Covent Garden I came across Foundation Bar, a 'hidden gem' in the heart or Covent Garden. Easy to find just moments from Covent Garden tube station! (bonus). Once inside I headed downstairs, underground, (already liking this place). I was pleasantly surprised by all the space inside! What was even more impressive was the cocktail menu! Perhaps the best I've seen with 38 cocktails listed. All reasonably priced for around £8/£9 which reduce to around £4/£5 in their Happy Hour, 'The Happiest Hours', a very well suited name indeed! The venue is very relaxed and the perfect chill out spot and the music wasn't bad either! Would definitely visit again and recommend everyone to give it a go!
A real hidden gem! Unless you have previously been told about it or seen it advertised, you would never know to find it down a Covent Garden backstreet. I came here from my friends birthday and had an amazing experience. The underground bar is split into three separate areas, each one with its own unique feel and quirkiness. We were based in the back room which seemed to be the most lively of the three with its own DJ and dance floor. The cocktail menu is extensive and very exciting and has something to suit everyone. Most of them have an added sweet or snack on the side too! The staff were all super friendly and seemed to genuinely want to make sure our party were having a good night! The club area had a great lively atmosphere and the DJ was playing some great tunes. The only down side to this place is that it shuts early, around 1am on a Friday. Overall, a great night out and perfect for both partying and unwinding. I will be definitely returning to try out their 2 for 1 happy hour.
Great night out - shuts at 1 which is a shame but the DJ was spinning some really good tunes when we went. It's free entry before a certain time so get there early perhaps and cloakroom is £2 per item (bags, coats etc.) The dance floor was smaller than I expected, but it had a good atmosphere so all in all an enjoyable night :) The drinks menu was extensive and 'gumball shots' were a favourite for all in our group!
This place is MASSIVE. Like literally shockingly big! Music varies from commercial/house/trance but I have always nejoyed myself here since the space is so big, you're not having to elbow people to shake a leg. Funnily enough, one of the times I went out with friends, their cocktails started of pretty weak (I actually drank one of theirs thinking it was my mocktail!) but as time went by they kept getting stronger with every round - with no part played by my mates buying either! By the end of the night, it was practically a 90% alcohol cocktail for them with colouring I would say but I guess they got their moneies worth in the end :D
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